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On 29 April in Asian history

1954-04-29 Panchsheel Agreement

ON 29 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 29, 2019

643: Hou Junji, Chinese general and chancellor during the Tang Dynasty, is executed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hou_Junji

1661: In the name of Chinese Ming dynasty, rebel anti-Qing general Koxinga starts to occupy Taiwan
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=402341815414
http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2012/07/how-remember-koxinga

1803: Birth of James Brooke, first White Rajah of Sarawak (1941-1868) who died on June 11, 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brooke

1848: Birth of Ravi Varma, Indian painter who died on 2 October 1906
https://www.culturalindia.net/indian-art/painters/raja-ravi-varma.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Ravi+Varma&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=ivns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=dsi5Ta3oH8mp8APX54xY&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1093&bih=538

1901: Birth of Japanese emperor Hirohito, who died on on January 7, 1989
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/hirohito_emperor.shtml

1902: US Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines

1902-04-29 Prolongation Chinese exclusion Act

1936: Birth of Zubin Mehta, Indian-born conductor
http://www.zubinmehta.net/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/29-april-1936-zubin-mehta-indian-conductor-of-western-classical-music-was-born

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quhYowwaMxo

1938: Birth of Daim Zainuddin, Malaysian economist and politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daim_Zainuddin

1942: Japanese troops march into Lashio (Burma), cutting off Burma Road
http://www.worldwar2history.info/Burma/Road.html

1946: Former prime minister of Japan Hideki Tojo and 28 former leaders are indicted for war crimes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Military_Tribunal_for_the_Far_East
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/international-military-tribunal-indicts-hideki

1951: A Tibetan delegation to the Chinese government is presented with a treaty draft regarding the Chinese occupation of Tibet which will be singned on May 23
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventeen_Point_Agreement_for_the_Peaceful_Liberation_of_Tibet

1951: In Japan, victory of the conservatives in local elections

1954: China and India agree on the Panchsheel Agreement known as the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-94-017-6555-8_3
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4332.html

1954-04-29 Panchsheel Agreement

1965: Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches seventh rocket in their Rehber series

1965: Australian Prime Minister Menzies announces that, at the request of USA and South Vietnam, he is sending an 800-man battalion to fight in South Vietnam
http://alphahistory.com/vietnamwar/australian-involvement-in-vietnam/
https://www.awm.gov.au/journal/j32/rabel.asp

1968: Lin Zhao, a female poet, born on 16 December 1932, communist militant who became a dissident in 1957 et in jail since 1960 is secretly executed by firing squad
http://www.executedtoday.com/2010/04/29/1968-lin-zhao-martyr-poet/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Zhao
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/books/article/2143321/story-martyr-maos-china-executed-and-her-family-billed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQIGjzj1-vc

1970: 50,000 US and South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia, where Prince Sihanouk have been ousted on March 18, to hunt Vietcong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-south-vietnamese-forces-launch-cambodian-incursion

1974: Birth of Anggun, Indonesian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anggun
http://www.facebook.com/anggun.official

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU-6eOuYEwQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avq5CaDpwK4&feature=related

1975: By the Operation Frequent Wind, the last US citizens begin evacuation from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover


http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/frequent_wind.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Frequent_Wind
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-frequent-wind-begins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J87rgk33X84&feature=relmfu

1975: Vietnam War: The North Vietnamese Army completes its capture of all parts of South Vietnamese-held Spratly (Trường Sa) Islands

1975: Charles McMahon and Darwin Judge are the last two United States servicemen killed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_McMahon_and_Darwin_Judge
http://www.wbur.org/2015/04/29/kennedy-vietnam-war-final-marines

1978: In Afghanistan, the communist rebels claim victory
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/29/newsid_2970000/2970317.stm

1978: Death of Yasuda Yukihiko, Japanese painter, born on February 16, 1884
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukihiko_Yasuda
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Yasuda+Yukihiko&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&tbm=isch&prmd=ivnso&source=lnms&ei=l9G5TaqgMoTo4wbf_pnmDw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CCgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1093&bih=538

 1982: China has one billion inhabitants

1988: Birth of Younha, Korean pop singer and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Younha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDm3W5ozED4

1989: The National Assembly of the People’s Republic of Kampuchea amends the constitution, replacing the name of the country as State of Cambodia and declares it « neutral, pacifist and nonaligned » Buddhism is proclaimed state religion

1991: In Bangladesh, a cyclone with winds of around 155 mph kills at least 138,000 people and leaves as many as 10 million homeless
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Bangladesh_cyclone

2000: Death of Pham Van Dong, former Vietnamese Prime Minister, born on 1st March 1906
https://apnews.com/cc880327cadde9b1e281445eb8191b8a
https://www.nytimes.com/2000/05/02/world/pham-van-dong-voice-of-vietnam-s-revolt-dies-at-94.html

2002: Death of Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor, born on April 1, 1914
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lor_Tok

2005: Historic meeting between Hu Jintao, the General secretary o the Communist Party of China, and Lien Chan, the chairman of the Kuomintang (Taiwan), first meeting between the leader of the two parties since 1949
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Pan-Blue_visits_to_mainland_China
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Handshake-between-Lien-Chan-and-Hu-Jintao-3174.html
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-04/29/content_438675.htm

 

2005-04-29 Lian-Hu

2007: Japanese Supreme Court rejects the request of forced Chinese workers during the Japanese occupation, arguing that by 1972 Sino-Japanese treaty, individuals are denied to look for compensation from Japan

2009: The foreign ministers of France and Britain urge the Sri Lankan government to call a truce in the war with Tamil Tiger separatists to allow tens of thousands of civilians to escape
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/04/200942944447881718.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8023925.stm

2012: Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), says that a dispute over the wording of the country’s parliamentary oath of office has been resolved.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/04/201243035921368994.html

2013: The Afghan president has admitted his office received secret payments from the US, but says the amounts were small and used legitimately
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22343030

 

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