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On 23 December in Asian history

1979-12-23 Russes prenent Kaboul

ON 23 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 23, 2018

968: Birth of Zhenzong, third Chinese emperor of the Tang dynasty (997-1022), who died on March 23, 1022
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Emperor%20Zhenzong%20of%20Song&item_type=topic

1575: Akiyama Nobutomo, born in 1531, Japanese warrior is hanged
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Akiyama_Nobutomo

1690: Birth of Pamheiba, Indian Manipur emperor who died in 1751
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamheiba
http://joycenoel.blogspot.fr/2007/04/meidingu-pamheiba.html

1690 Pamheiba

1879: During the Second Afghan War, battle of Kabul
http://britishbattles.com/second-afghan-war/kabul-1879.htm

1895: Birth of Victorio Edades, Filipino painter, who died on March 7, 1985
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/841/today-in-philippine-history-december-23-1895-victorio-edades-was-born-in-dagupan-pangasinan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorio_C._Edades
https://www.google.fr/search?q=victorio+edades+biography&biw=1366&bih=620&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwij2Ke7iPDJAhXM1hoKHfLLAsUQ_AUIBigB

Victorio Edades Lavandera

1900: As American forces defeat the Filipino insurgents and impose civil authority, some Filipinos form a Federalist Party with a platform recognizing US sovereignty
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalist_Party_(Philippines)

1902: Birth of Charan Singh, Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of India, who died on May 29, 1987
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/charan-singh-biography.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charan_Singh
http://www.mapsofindia.com/events/uttar-pradesh/kisan-diwas.html

1912: In the Delhi Conspiracy Case, British Viceroy Lord Hardinge is wounded by a bomb explosion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi_conspiracy_case
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=22&dat=19121224&id=Dm1SAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9SkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4734,2244530&hl=fr
http://news.hrvh.org/veridian/cgi-bin/senylrc?a=d&d=kingstondaily19121223.2.2

1912-12-23

1918: Birth of Kumar Pallana, Indian-born American actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumar_Pallana

1921: Visva-Bharati University,founded by  Rabindranath Tagore, is inaugurated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visva-Bharati_University
http://www.visva-bharati.ac.in/

1926: Swami Shraddhanand, Indian educator, is assassinated, born on February 2, 1856
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Shraddhanand
http://www.hindujagruti.org/articles/86.html

1933: Birth of 125th Japanese Emperor Akihito, since January 1989
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihito
http://www.nndb.com/people/711/000023642/ 

1941: After 15 days of fighting, Japanese Imperial Army occupies Wake Island
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wake_Island
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/battles_wake_island.html
http://infamydecember1941.org/wake-island.html

1941:Japan begins assault on Rangoon Burma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Rangoon_(1941%E2%80%931942)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/burma_campaign_01.shtml
http://ww2today.com/23rd-december-1941-the-flying-tigers-confront-the-first-raid-on-rangoon-burma

1948: Japanese ex-Prime Minister Hideki Tojo and six others war time leaders are executed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-war-criminals-hanged-in-tokyo
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404706419.html

1950: Representatives of U.S., France, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in Saigon sign an agreement for mutual defense assistance in Indochina

1950: Birth of Lee Ilchi, Korean author and founder of a variety of mind-body training methods
http://www.ilchilee.com/personal-history/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgyOTMkLdFE

1958: Dedication of Tokyo Tower, the world’s highest self-supporting iron tower
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Tower

1962: Birth of Kang Je-gyu, South Korean film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kang_Je-gyu
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0437625/

1968: The crew of the US spy-ship Pueblo, captured by North Korean in January, is freed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/crew-of-uss-pueblo-released-by-north-korea
http://www.stripes.com/news/pueblo-crew-of-82-freed-by-n-korea-1.10625
http://www.usspueblo.org/

1968-12-23 Pueblo creww

1971: Birth of Masayoshi Yamazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masayoshi_Yamazaki


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRDBFNaBMGo

1979: During the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Soviet forces occupy Kabul, the Afghan capital
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/russia_invasion_afghanistan.htm

1979-12-23 Russes prenent Kaboul

1982: Kim Dae-Jung, freed by the military dictatorship on December 16, leaves Korea to an exile to the USA
http://www.nytimes.com/1982/12/24/world/kim-dae-jung-arrives-in-us-after-being-freed-by-south-korea.html

1988: Birth of Eri Kamei, Japanese singer
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Kamei_Eri

2000: Death of Noor Jehan, Indian singer and actress, born on September 21 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noor_Jehan

2003: Death of ex-Prime Minister of Thailand, General Kriangsak Chomanan (1977-1980), born on December 17, 1917
http://www.economist.com/people/displayStory.cfm?story_id=2329646
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2003/12/24/kriangsak_chomanan_at_87_general_aided_thai_democracy/
http://articles.latimes.com/2003/dec/24/local/me-passings24.1

Kriangsak Chomanan 2

2004: Death of P. V.Narasimha Rao, 12th Indian Prime Minister (1991-1996) of an heart attack, born on June 28, 1921
http://www.hindu.com/2004/12/24/stories/2004122408870100.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/23rd-december-2004-p.v.-narashima-rao-ninth-prime-minister-of-india-passed-away
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36791913

2005: Chinese activist Xu Wanping, 44 years, is condemned to 12 years in jail because his leading part in the anti-japanese April demonstrations
http://www.hrichina.org/en/content/2785

2005: Death of Yao Wenyuan, 74, last living member of the Gang of Four led by Jiang Qing, the wife of Mao Zedong, who were the main actors of the Cultural Revolution
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/07/obituaries/07yao.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2006/jan/09/guardianobituaries.china

Yao Wenyuan

2007: The People Power Party, close to Thaksin Shinawatra wins the general elections in Thailand
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7158920.stm

2007: The Nepalese Constituent Assembly comes to fruition when it is announced that the monarchy would be abolished in 2008 after the Constituent Assembly elections on May 28, 2008. Nepal becoming a Federal Democratic Republic.

2008: More than 150 writers and activists from around the world have written an open letter to China demanding that a prominent academic be freed from jail. Liu Xiaobo was arrested earlier this month for signing a petition calling for democracy in China
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7797230.stm

2009: Death of Ngabo Ngawang Jigme, chairman of the Autonomous Region of Tibet (1964-1968), born on February 1, 1910
http://tibettalk.wordpress.com/2009/12/27/ngabo-ngawang-jigme-1910-2009/

Ngabo Ngawang Jigme

2010: Death of Kannoth Karunakaran, Indian politician, born on July 5, 1918
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/veteran-congress-leader-k-karunakaran-dies/183408

2011: Chen Wei, Tiananmen and “jasmine revolution”activist, jailed for 9 years
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Chen-Wei,-Tiananmen-and-jasmine-revolutionactivist,-jailed-for-9-years-23516.html

2011: North Korea said Friday that it would accept all South Korean delegations to mourn the death of its leader Kim Jong-il, a move that could spark conflict as Seoul has decided to allow only a select number of groups to attend his funeral
http://www.koreaherald.com/national/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20111223000609

2012: Anand Abhyankar, Indian actor, dies in a car accident, born on June 2, 1963
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anand_Abhyankar

 Anand Abhyankar

2013: Death of G. S. Shivarudrappa, Indian poet and educator, born on February 7, 1926
http://ananth.org/mourning-the-loss-of-dr-g-s-shivarudrappa/
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/rashtrakavi-gs-shivarudrappa-no-more/article5492886.ece

2014: A former government minister in Bangladesh is sentenced to death for crimes against humanity during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The special tribunal in Dhaka found Syed Mohammad Qaiser, 73, guilty of genocide, murder and rape
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30587716

2014: Death of K. Balachander, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, born on July 9 1930
http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/regional/veteran-director-k-balachander-who-launched-rajini-passes-away-at-84/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._Balachander

K. Balachander

2014: Hong Kong tycoon Thomas Kwok receives a five year sentence, and former chief secretary Rafael Hui got seven and a half years, after having been found guilty of corruption by a Hong Kong high court jury
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/12/22/world/asia/hong-kong-tycoon-sentence/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2014-12/23/content_15206217.html

 

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