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On 22 May in Asian history

ON 22 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 22, 2019

192: Death of Dong Zhuo, Chancellor of Han (slain by his adoptive son Lü Bu), born in 138
http://thethreekingdoms.wikia.com/wiki/Dong_Zhuo

748: Death of Empress Gensho, 44th ruler of Japan (715-724), born in 680
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Genshō

1068: Death of Go-Reizei, 70th emperor of Japan (1045-1068), born on 28 August 1025
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Reizei

1408: Birth of Annamacharya, Hindu saint who died on February 14, 1503
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annamacharya
http://www.svasa.org/annamacharya1.html

1545 : Death of Sher Shah Suri, founder of the short lived Suri Dynasty in India, born in 1486
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sher_Shah_Suri

1772: Birth of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer who died on 27 September 1833
http://www.mapsofindia.com/my-india/history/raja-ram-mohan-roy-a-great-reformer
http://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/raja-ram-mohan-roy.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSkfhbVLi4I

1834: Birth of Niwa Nagakuni, Japanese daimyo who died on January 15, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niwa_Nagakuni

1867: Birth of Julio Nakpil, filipino composer and freedom fighter, composer of the first national anthem, who died on November 2, 1960
http://julionakpil.blogspot.fr/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marangal_na_Dalit_ng_Katagalugan
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1142/today-in-philippine-history-may-22-1867-julio-nakpil-was-born-in-quiapo-manila

1885: Birth of Japanese Admiral Soemu Toyoda who died on 22 September 1957
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=45

1895: Birth of Pan Yuliang, Chinese female painter, who died on July 22, 1977
http://www.lingnanart.com/2013_ChineseMaster/PanYuLiang/Master_panyuliang.htm
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Pan+Yuliang&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=W266T_rMJIX2sgaHqay7CA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CEsQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543

1908: Birth of Rattana Pestonji, Thai film director, who died on August 17, 1970
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rattana_Pestonji

1927: In Xining (China) an earthquake causes more than 200,000 casualties
http://thegeosphere.pbworks.com/w/page/24743188/1927%20Xining%2C%20China%20Earthquake

1946: Shigeru Yoshida replaces Kijuro Shidera as prime minister of Japan till May 24, 1947
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigeru_Yoshida

1948: Birth of Nedumudi Venu, Indian actor and screenwriter
http://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/nedumudi-venu/biography.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0893449/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM4icJEqk94

1958: Start of Sri Lankan riots of 1958 (end on May 27). This riot was a watershed event in the race relationship of the various ethnic communities of Sri Lanka. The total number of deaths is estimated to be 300, mostly Sri Lankan Tamils
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_riots_of_1958
https://justice4tamils.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/1958-riots-in-ceylon-sri-lanka/

1960: Birth of Hideaki Anno, Japanese director
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=15

1966: Birth of Wang Xiaoshuai, Chinese film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Xiaoshuai

1969: Bejing reasserts its hostility on unequal treaties which establish the borders with Russia

1971: Birth of Raimund Marasigan, Filipino Musician
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raimund_Marasigan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-wKdUWqz8g

1972: Birth of Annabel Chong, Singaporian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annabel_Chong

1972: Ceylon adopts a new constitution becoming a republic, changes its name for Sri Lanka and joins the Commonwealth of Nations

http://archives.dailynews.lk/2009/05/22/supstory.asp?id=s27
https://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/the-fragmented-republic-reflections-on-the-1972-constitution-of-sri-lanka/

1973: Birth of Madhureeta Anand, Indian director, producer, screenwriter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhureeta_Anand

1987: Hashimpura massacre in Meerut city of India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashimpura_massacre
http://indianexpress.com/photos/picture-gallery-others/hashimpura-massacre-most-chilling-murder-in-free-india//
http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/meerut-massacre-did-no-one-kill-the-42-men-a-question-after-a-court-verdict-748720
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/22-may-1987-the-hashimpura-massacre-took-place

1989: Seven retired military leaders in China denounce the imposition of martial law

1991: Death of Shripad Amrit Dange, Indian politician, a founding member of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and a stalwart of Indian trade union movement, born on October 10, 1899
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shripad_Amrit_Dange
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/roza-deshpande-biography-on-amrut-dange-will-expose-communists-in-india/1/13

2002: Khmer Rouge leader Sam Bith, 69, is arrested. He is responsible for the kidnapping and murder of three western tourists in 1994
http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/releases/2002/fa076_02.html

2004: In India, Manmohan Singh forms his cabinet after Sonia Gandhi renounced to be Prime Minister
http://www.thehindu.com/2004/05/20/stories/2004052007550100.htm
http://www.indiainfoline.com/prime-ministers-of-india/manmohan-singh

2006: Death of Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the World Health Organization
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/dr-lee-jongwook-479449.html

2009: India’s new government, with Manmohan Singh as prime minister, takes the oath of office in the capital, Delhi. Mr Singh is taking charge for a second time, only the second PM after Jawaharlal Nehru to be returned to power following a full five-year term
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8062815.stm

2012: Muzafar Bhutto, Pakistani missing general secretary of J.S.M.M is found dead, born on August 23, 1970
http://www.dawn.com/news/720472/sindhi-nationalist-leader-muzaffar-bhuttos-body-found-in-hyderabad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muzafar_Bhutto

2012: A Malaysian court charges opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim in relation to his role in a street protest calling for electoral reform last month at which the police fired tear gas at demonstrators
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/05/20125225924544479.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/22/world/asia/malaysia-anwar-charges/index.html?hpt=ias_c1

2014: Thailand’s army chief announces a coup d’état declaring that it was “necessary” to restore stability and order after six months of political deadlock and turmoil
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/22/world/asia/thailand-martial-law/
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27517591

2014: An explosion occurs in the city of Ürümqi, the capital of China’s far-western Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, resulting in at least 43 deaths and 91 injuries
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27502652
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/22/china-urumqi-car-bomb-attack-xinjiang
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/24/world/asia/residents-try-to-move-on-after-terrorist-attack-in-china.html?_r=0

2014: Russia, China Veto UN Move to Refer Syria to International Criminal Court
http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/russia-china-veto-un-move-to-refer-syria-to-international-criminal-court-563380
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27514256

2015 : Armed separatists in Indonesia’s Papua province declare open war on the military and non-Papuan civilians, insisting that their decades-long struggle for independence is not over and denouncing as a lie President Joko Widodo’s reassurances that the region is peaceful
https://www.ucanews.com/news/armed-group-declares-all-out-war-against-indonesians-in-papua/73642

2016: Taliban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan, senior militant sources told, adding that an insurgent assembly was underway to decide on his successor
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36352559

2018: Tibetan language activist Tashi Wangchuk sentenced to 5 years by China over New York Times video
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2147241/tibetan-language-activist-sentenced-5-years-china-over
https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/asia/100000004031427/a-tibetans-journey-for-justice.html


Holidays and observances

Sri Lanka: Republic Day