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On 26 March in Asian history

ON 26 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 26, 2019

1552: Guru Amar Das becomes the third Sikh Guru, born in May  1479 and who died in May 1574
http://www.sikhs.org/guru3.htm

1668: England takes control of Bombay
http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/trading/bombay/history.html

1861: Birth of Kanzo Uchimura, Japanese writer and Christian evangelist who died on March 28, 1930
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Kanzo_Uchimura

1867: Birth of Braulio Rivera, Filipino independence martyr, put to death by firing squad on January 11, 1897 along with 12 others
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1040/today-in-philippine-history-march-26-1867-braulio-rivera-was-born-in-tondo-manila

1875: Birth of Syngman Rhee, first president of South Korea, who died on July 19, 1965
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Syngman_Rhee

Syngman Rhee 2

1887: By the Lisbon Protocol on the relations between the two countries, China accepts the perpetual occupation and administration of Macao by the Portuguese, confirmed by the sino-portuguese treaty of Beijing  on December 1.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Portuguese_Treaty_of_Peking

1895: Japanese troops take the total control of the Pescadores Islands in Taiwan Strait
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescadores_Campaign_(1895)
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3373.html

1907: Birth of of Mahadevi Varma, Indian poet, who died on September 11, 1987
http://www.poemhunter.com/mahadevi-varma/biography/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/mahadevi-verma.html

Mahadevi Varma

1910: Execution of An Jung-Geun, Korean separatist who assassinated  prince Hirobumi Ito
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Jung-geun

1914: Birth of Toru Kumon, Japanese educator who died on July 25, 1995
http://kumongroup.com/eng/toru/index.html

1915: Birth of Hwang Sunwon, Korean writer, who died on September 14, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hwang_Sun-won

1920: During the American colonial period, the Philippine Legislature passes Act No. 2928 adopting the Filipino flag of the so-called Malolos Republic as the official flag of the Government of the Philippine Islands to be flown next to the American flag
http://philippines-islands-lemuria.blogspot.fr/2011/03/26-march.html

1931: The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union is founded in Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ho_Chi_Minh_Communist_Youth_Union
http://english.doanthanhnien.vn/Article-detail/Hcyu/16874/history-of-the-ho-chi-minh-communist-youth-union.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS1jIY5C2-o

1943: Birth of San Mao, Taiwanese writer who commited suicide on January 4, 1991 http://www.womenofchina.cn/html/womenofchina/report/88989-1.htm

1945: US start landing on Kerama Retto, first step before the Okinawa battle


https://todayshistorylesson.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/kerama-retto-boats-and-bombs/
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675053456_Rocky-shoreline_landing-vehicle_beach_top-of-mountains
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675053458_Rocket-launcher_smoke-rising-up_bombardment_Landing-Ship

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmasr9lhNyQ

1945: Officially end of the fighting between US and Japanese forces on Iwo-Jima after 18,000 Japanese & 6,000 Americans killed
http://www.iwojima.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwVP9nL_mfE

1948: Birth of Kyung-wha Chung, South Korean violinist
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/kyung-wha-chung
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Kyung_Wha_Chung.aspx

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jtzq55kcQI

1953: Kenji Mizoguchi’s movie “Ugetsu Monogatari” (Tales of moonlight and rain) that will win Silver Lion Award for best direction, is released in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugetsu
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040509/REVIEWS08/405090301/1023
http://www.celtoslavica.de/chiaroscuro/films/ugetsu/ugetsu.html

1954: Birth of Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuhiko_Inoue
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=722

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyju0e74DwY

1963: Birth of Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natsuhiko_Kyogoku

1964: Birth of Hai Zi, Chinese Poet who committed suicide on March 26 1989 on his 25th birthday
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai_Zi
http://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=6440&pc=9

 

1966: In South Vietnam, beginning of the Buddhist uprising
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_Uprising

1970: South Vietnamese President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu implements a land reform program to solve the problem of land tenancy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_reform_in_South_Vietnam

1971: As Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is taken prisoner by the Pakistan army,  Major Ziaur Rahman proclaims independence of Bangladesh on behalf of Sheikh Mujib from Kalurghat radio station at Chittagong


http://archive.thedailystar.net/forum/2008/march/declaration.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mukti_Bahini

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clhlmknZu8g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqV7PiVJRb0&feature=related

1974: Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled, thus sparking the Chipko Movement in India
http://vivakermani.blogspot.fr/2013/06/remembering-gaura-devi.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26-march-1974-gaura-devi-led-a-group-of-women-in-the-chipko-movement

1975: The city of Hue is secured by Vietnamese communist forces
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hue-falls-to-the-communists

1976: Death of Lin Yutang, Chinese writer, born on October 10, 1895
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/lin-yutang-3314.php
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3236.html

1979: Birth of Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiromi_Uehara

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JfKY0K_NQk

1980: Birth of Son Ho Young, Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_Ho_Young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwjk6HnhEVo

1987: End of the negotiations between China and Portugal on the restitution of Macao to China in December 1999
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3284.html

1987: Birth of Yui, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yui_(singer)

1989: Suicide of Hai Zi, Chinese poet, born on March 26, 1964, see upper on this page
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai_Zi
http://www.ralphmag.org/GE/hai-zi.html

Hai Zi suicide

1990: Birth of Yuya Yagira, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Yagira_Yuya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMafhH2hmLs

2003: North Korea announces that it ceases the regular military meetings with US officers in the village of Panmunjom, in the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas

2005: The Taiwanese government calls on one million Taiwanese to demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to the Anti-Secession Law of the People’s Republic of China voted on 14 March (see at this date)
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2005/03/09/2003245546
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4382971.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/4384279.stm

2006: The military junta ruling Myanmar officially named Naypyidaw as the new capital
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naypyidaw

2006: Death of Anil Biswas, Indian communist politician, born in March 1944
http://pd.cpim.org/2006/0402/04022006_pb%20homage.htm
http://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2307/stories/20060421004611000.htm

2007: In Sri Lanka, for the first time, the Tamil separatist rebels (LTTE) use a plane in an attack against the military airbase of Colombo

2007: Faced with the international criticisms, particularly in the United States, Shinzo Abe apologies, as Japanese Prime Minister for the fate of the Asian women forced to prostitution during WW2

2009: Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak is elected chief of Malaysia’s ruling party, UNMO
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/najib-razak-5594.php

2010: 46 die as a South Korean warship Cheonan sinks, allegedly after a torpedo attack by North Korea
http://www.bbc.com/news/10130909
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/apr/22/north-korea-cheonan-sinking-torpedo
http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2010455,00.html

2012: Death of Manik Godghate, Indian poet and educator, born on May 10, 1937
http://www.outlookindia.com/news/article/Marathi-Poet-Manik-Godghate-Dead/757272
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manik_Sitaram_Godghate

Manik Godghate

2012: In a rare show of unity, South Korea, China and Russia on Monday urged Pyongyang to scrap its plan to launch a long-range rocket and focus instead on improving the livelihoods of its people

2013: Death of Sukumari, Indian actress, born on October 6, 1940
http://entertainment.oneindia.in/malayalam/news/2013/malayalam-actress-sukumari-died-cardiac-arrest-106303.html

2013: North Korea has put its military on combat-ready status, with “strategic” rocket units ordered to prepare for possible strikes against the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, state media reported
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/20133266419350867.html http://www.euronews.com/2013/03/26/north-korea-combat-ready-to-strike-us-mainland/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21935342

2015: Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) has taken delivery of the Izumo, the largest Japanese military vessel to see service since World War II
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/26/asia/japan-msdf-new-helicopter-carrier/index.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11497780/Japan-receives-biggest-warship-since-Second-World-War.html

2016: The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) elects former deputy legislative speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) as the party’s first chairwoman in its more than 100-year history
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2016/03/27/2003642525

2017 : Former chief secretary Carrie Lam is elected as chief executive, becoming the first female leader of Hong Kong
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/25/asia/hong-kong-chief-executive/index.html
http://www.euronews.com/2017/03/26/hong-kong-gets-a-new-leader
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2017-03/26/content_15591889.html
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/03/26/breaking-carrie-lam-elected-hong-kongs-first-female-leader/

 

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