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On 31 December in Asian history

ON 31 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 31, 2018

669: Death of Li Shiji, Chinese chancellor, born in 594
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Shiji

695: Birth of Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian General who conquered the Sindh and Punjab regions (now in Pakistan), beginning the Islamic era in South Asia, who died on July 18, 715
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P041

1225: The Ly Dynasty of Vietnam ends after 216 years by the enthronement of the boy emperor Tran Thai Tong, husband of the last Ly monarch, Ly Chieu Hoang, starting the Tran Dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_Th%C3%A1i_T%C3%B4ng
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BD_Chi%C3%AAu_Ho%C3%A0ng

1568: Death of Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord, born on October 14, 1493
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimazu_Tadayoshi

Shimazu Tadayoshi

1572: Birth of Go-Yozei , 107th Emperor of Japan from December 1586 to May 1611 and died in September 1617
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Yozei_of_Japan

1600: The British East India Company is chartered by Elisabeth I
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/charter-granted-to-the-east-india-company
http://www.victorianweb.org/history/empire/india/eic.html

1650: Death of Dorgon (prince Rui), one of most influential Mandchus princes in the early Qing Dynasty, born on November 17, 1612
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorgon
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~qing/WEB/DORGON.html

1802: During the second Anglo-Maratha War, Peshwa Baji Rao II defeated by the Holkar ruler of Indore, flees to British protection, and concludes the Treaty of Bassein with the British East India ceding territory for the maintenance of a subsidiary force and agreeing to treaty with no other power
http://www.india9.com/i9show/Treaty-of-Bassein-34182.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baji_Rao_II

1894: Birth of Hong Shen, a pioneering Chinese dramatist and filmmaker who died on August 29, 1955
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Hong_Shen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Shen
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/12064.html

Hong Shen

1903: Birth of Fumiko Hayashi, a female Japanese writer who died on June 28, 1951
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumiko_Hayashi_(author)

1905: Birth of Chikako Hosokawa, Japanese actress who died in March 1976
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0395940/

Chikako Hosokawa

1924: Death of Tomioka Tessai, Japanese painter born on January 27, 1837
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/299.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Tomioka+Tessai&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=aKb9TqSUJNSJhQexm4mGBg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBIQ_AUoAQ&biw=1249&bih=569

1925: Birth of Sri Lal Sukla, Indian author who died on October 28. 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lal_Sukla
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3388044.Shrilal_Shukla

Sri Lal Shukla

1926: In Dutch Indies (now Indonesia) Kyai Haji Hasjim Asjari founds Nahdlatul Ulama, a Muslim organization dedicated to schools, charity, and economic help

1931: Sukarno gains early release from prison in Bandung

1940: Death of Chinese musician Xiao Youmei, born in 1884
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiao_Youmei
https://books.google.fr/books?id=PxzNLwDPP0EC&pg=PA99&lpg=PA99&dq=xiao+youmei&source=bl&ots=N3Sz2_tIXR&sig=qIaGtG2fqBEAuRP7etaZkobtnJQ&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjkoqmKtoTKAhUCOxoKHUHzBeIQ6AEITTAL#v=onepage&q=xiao%20youmei&f=false

 

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

Xiao Youmei

1944: During the Burma Campaign, Japanese army evacuates Akyab island (now Sittwe) at the end of Mayu peninsula
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=216

1944-12-31 Akyab

1949: 18 countries recognize the Republic of Indonesia

1956: Birth of Prabhu Ganesan, Tamil film actor and producer
http://spicyonion.com/actor/prabhu-biography/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxy0tF_TROQ

1959: General Phoumi Nosavan takes power in Laos and establiss a pro-Occident regime
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoumi_Nosavan

1959: Birth of Alfie Anido, Filipino actor, maybe murdered on December 30, 1981
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfie_Anido

1960: A bill is passed making Sinhalese the only official language of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Representatives of the Tamil-speaking minority will lead mass demonstrations against the measure in early 1961

1960: Birth of Japanese actress Mio Takaki
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0847070/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg_J3SnQAaU

1961: Birth of Chinese actress Nina Li Chi
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0508327/bio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwO6cpqiBM0

1964: Indonesian President Sukarno threatens to leave the United Nation if the Federation of Malaysia is admitted

1965: Birth of Gong Li, Chinese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000084/bio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gong_Li

1966: Washington announces that the bombing on North Vietnam will stop only if Hanoi will be decided to have serious peace talks

1971: Death of Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist, born on August 12, 1919
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/vikram-sarabhai.html
http://www.winentrance.com/general_knowledge/biography/vikram-sarabhai-biography.html
https://www.isro.gov.in/about-isro/dr-vikram-ambalal-sarabhai-1963-1971

1977: Birth of Psy, South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and dancer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psy

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haM5eKpCijQ

1978: Kampuchea (Cambodia) cuts its diplomatic relations with Vietnam after the Vietnamese invasion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWK5eZzL8aQ

1978: Taiwanese diplomats struck their colors for the final time from the embassy flagpole in Washington, D.C., marking the end of diplomatic relations with the United States
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-ends-official-relations-with-nationalist-china

1986: Death of Raj Narain, Indian Politician, born in 1917
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/01/01/obituaries/raj-narain-69-indian-socialist-helped-defeat-two-governments.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raj_Narain

Raj Narain

1999: Five hijackers, who had been holding 155 hostages on an Indian Airlines plane since December 24, leave the plane
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/the-hijacking-of-indian-airlines-flight-ic-814-400555
https://islamicterrorism.wordpress.com/2009/01/24/the-truth-behind-kandahar-indian-airlines-hijacking-when-india-released-islamic-terrorists-must-read/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/31st-december-1999-negotiations-for-the-hijacked-indian-airlines-flight-814-concluded

1999-12-31 Kandahar hijacking

2004: The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of 509 metres (1,670 ft)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taipei_101

2007: The himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is holding its first parliamentary elections after a century of direct rule by the monarchy
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7165709.stm

2011: Kim Jong Un named commander of North Korea’s 1.2 million-strong military
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16370671

2012: East Timor: UN ends peacekeeping mission. UN forces have been pulling out since October when East Timorese security forces took over responsibility for maintaining law and order
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20873267
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/12/2012123173256112503.html

2012: Death of Annapurna Maharana, Indian activist, born on November 3, 1917
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/article1402738.ece