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On 3 November in Asian history

ON 3 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 3, 2019

1605: Eight days after his father’s death, Jahangir succeeded to the throne as Mughal emperor
https://learn.culturalindia.net/jahangir.html
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:https://islamicart.com/library/empires/india/jahangir.html

1618: Birth of Aurangzeb Alamgir (the exact day according different  sources are between October 21 and November 4), Mughal emperor of India (1658-1707) who died on March 3, 1707
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404700333.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurangzeb

1838: The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as the Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Times_of_India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/3rd-november-1838-the-times-of-india-the-newspaper-was-founded

1839: The first Opium war between China and Britain breaks out
http://www.victorianweb.org/history/empire/opiumwars/opiumwars1.html

1852: Birth of Japanese emperor Mutsuhito (Meiji) from 1867 to his death on July 30, 1912
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Emperor_Meiji

1852-11-03 Birth of Mutsuhito

1856: In China, a British fleet bombs Canton (Guangzhou)

1908: Birth of Chinese painter Wu Zuoren who died on April 9, 1997


http://www.widewalls.ch/artist/wu-zuoren/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Zuoren
http://www.google.fr/search?q=wu+zuoren&nord=1&biw=1366&bih=628&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=hWxWVPPcJ8aiPfregagL&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWDFDUGA4Xc

1917: Birth of Annapurna Maharana, Indian freedom fighter and social worker who died on December 31, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapurna_Maharana
http://www.iopb.res.in/~maharana/Annapurna-Biography.pdf

Annapurna Maharana

1923: Birth of Yamaguchi Hitomi, Japanese novelist and essayist who died on August 30, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaguchi_Hitomi

1924: Birth of Toyoko Yamazaki, Japanese writer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1212056/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyoko_Yamasaki

1928: Birth of Osamu Tezuka, Japanese film writer and mangaka, who died on February 1989
https://www.thoughtco.com/tezuka-osamu-quick-facts-183384
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0856804/

0samu Tezuka

1929: Korean students, in the Gwangju incident, launch their antijapanese movement


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Student_Independence_Movement
http://gsim.gen.go.kr/en/?page=0201

1929-11-03 Gwangju students incident

1931: Birth of Yong Hyong-muk, North Korea Prime Minister (1989-1992) who died on October 22, 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yon_Hyong-muk

1931: Birth of Fu Tieshan, head of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Church, who died on 20 April 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Fu_Tieshan

1933: Birth of Amartya Sen, Indian economist Nobel Prize laureate in 1998
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/1998/sen/facts/
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/1998/sen/auto-biography/

1934: Birth of Ruma Guha Thakurta, Indian singer and actress 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruma_Guha_Thakurta

1938: Birth of Akira Kobayashi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Kobayashi
http://vimeo.com/13674184

1942: The Koli Point action begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends on November 12
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koli_Point_action
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Koli_Point_action

1945: In Indonesia, Vice President Hatta proclaims right of the people to form political parties.

1946: Japanese emperor Hirohito loses all his power for an elected assembly as a new constitution is adopted
http://www.solon.org/Constitutions/Japan/English/english-Constitution.html
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675041219_Douglas-MacArthur_Allied-Control-Council_camera-men-taking-photographs_speech

1948: Birth of Akira Emoto, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0256628/
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Emoto_Akira

Akira Emoto

1948: Birth of Takashi Kawamura, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takashi_Kawamura_(politician)

1950: The French  troops leave the Vietnam northern border

1954: The first in  the Godzilla series of films is released in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godzilla

1955: Birth of Yukihito Tsutsumi, Japanese film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1066739/
http://eiga.wikia.com/wiki/Yukihiko_Tsutsumi

1961: The United Nations General Assembly, unanimously elects U Thant as acting general secretary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Thant
https://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/150/32781.html

U Thant 2

1967: Vietnam battle  of Dak To begins (up to 22 November)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-dak-to-begins
http://www.eagerarms.com/battleofdakto.html

http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/vietnamwar/p/DakTo.htm

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2GfKp3Gs1A

1969: Nixon  addresses  the nation, asking the « silent majority » to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam war effort and to support his policy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-calls-on-the-silent-majority

1975: In Bangladesh, president Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad is overthrown in a coup by General Khaled  Mosharraf. Tajuddin Ahmad, Bangladeshi politician and a senior leader of the  Awami League, born on July 23, 1925, is killed in jail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khondaker_Mostaq_Ahmad
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajuddin_Ahmad

1978: Deng Xiaoping  starts an historic three-day visit to Thailand
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/25797647?uid=3738016&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&sid=21104449156961

1978: Signature of a  Treaty of Amity and Cooperation between Soviet Union and Vietnam

1980: A South Korea’s military court confirms the opponent leader Kim Dae-jung verdict to death
http://www.upi.com/Archives/1980/10/24/Dissident-denies-charges-but-says-he-does-not-fear-death/6759341208000/
http://www.upi.com/Archives/1980/12/13/US-Defense-Secretary-Harold-Brown-met-with-South-Korean/8874345531600/

1982: The Salang  tunnel fire in Afghanistan kills up to 2000 people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salang_tunnel_fire

1982 Salang Tunnel

1984: In India, funeral of Indira Gandhi causing anti-Sikh riots with 1,277 victims as a  result
http://www.oneindia.com/india/why-cuba-s-fidel-castro-us-prez-ronald-reagan-skipped-indira-gandhi-funeral-1549850.html
http://www.magnumphotos.com/Catalogue/Raghu-Rai/1984/INDIA–Funeral-of-Indira-GANDHI-November-1984-NN146124.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ6vQqUljck

1984: Birth of Ryo Nishikido, Japanese actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Nishikido_Ryo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryo_Nishikido

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHTJAZ8qfPE

1986: Birth of Heo Young Saeng, Korean singer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heo_Young-saeng

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

1987: Death of Liang Shih-chiu (Liang Shiqiu), Chinese educator, writer and translator; born on January 6, 1903
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liang_Shih-chiu
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10271.html

1988: Sri Lankan  Tamil mercenaries try to overthrow the Maldivian government. At president Gayoom  request, the Indian military suppresses the coup attempt
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/maldives-president-coup-india/1/172857.html

1988-11-03 coup

2001: Taiwanese Chen  Shui-bian lifts the banning of more than 50 billions USD projects in main China and authorizes direct commercial links

2003: In Kabul, a  post-Taliban draft constitution is unveiled

2007: Burma asks UN chief representative to leave the country over a critical statement he made the  last month

2007: In Pakistan,  General Musharraf declares state of emergency before judiciary can rule on his  re-election as president

2011: President Lee Myung-bak and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev reaffirm their commitment to cooperate on a project to pipe Siberian natural gas to South Korea via North Korea during their summit Wednesday in St. Petersburg
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/03/world/asia/south-korea-russia-pipeline/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2011: “Russia will build two nuclear power plants, and each of the units will produce 1,000 megawatts of electricity,” said Yeafesh Osman, a junior minister in charge of Bangladesh’s Science and Technology
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/03/world/asia/bangladesh-nuclear-power/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2012: European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso offers Burma more than $100m (£62m; 78m euros) in development aid as he met President Thein Sein.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20189448

2013: Pakistani legendory folk singer Reshma dies
http://dawn.com/news/1053832/legendary-folk-singer-reshma-dies

2014: Death of veteran Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar who is known for his stellar performances in villainous roles in movies like Sadak, Ishq and Ardh Satya
http://www.dawn.com/news/1142199/veteran-bollywood-actor-sadashiv-amrapurkar-passes-away-at-64
http://indianexpress.com/photos/entertainment-gallery/remembering-sadashiv-amrapurkar-bollywoods-most-memorable-villain/8/

2014: Bangladesh’s Supreme Court upholds the death penalty for war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman on one charge but commuted the highest penalty to life term imprisonment for another charge

2018: The Dominican Republic opened its new embassy in mainland China on Saturday, months after switching its allegiance to Beijing from the self-ruled island of Taiwan
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2171534/dominican-republic-opens-new-embassy-mainland-china-after

 

On 1st November in Asian history

 

ON 1st NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 1, 2019

1120: Fang La leads a farmers uprising against the Northern Song dynasty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fang_La
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10408.html

1120-11-01 Fang La rebellion

1774: Wang Lun, leader of the White Lotus rebellion against the Qing dynasty, commits suicide
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Lun
https://books.google.fr/books?id=q7a5CAAAQBAJ&pg=PT271&lpg=PT271&dq=1774+Wang+Lun+leader+of+the+White+Lotus&source=bl&ots=h6cphVjUPW&sig=aluTXhvnWAAIWc2XVfW4PBgEk3s&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj275GA4pvXAhWLfhoKHcY9CRIQ6AEIWDAJ#v=onepage&q=1774%20Wang%20Lun%20leader%20of%20the%20White%20Lotus&f=false

1803: Battle of Laswari during the Second Anglo-Maratha War


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Laswari
http://www.indianetzone.com/42/battle_laswari.htm
http://www.ibiblio.org/britishraj/MallesonBattles/chapter10.html
http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924023646528#page/n315/mode/2up

1838: Birth of Khedrup Gyatso, 11th Dalai Lama who died on 31 January 1856, aged 17
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Khedrup%20Gyatso,%2011th%20Dalai%20Lama&item_type=topic

1847: Birth of Emperor Hiep Hoa, the sixth emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty, who commited suicide on 23 November 1883
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.com/2012/08/monarch-profile-emperor-hiep-hoa-of.html

1886: Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka is established
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ananda_College

1886: Birth of Sakutaro Hagiwara, Japanese writer of free-style verse who died on May 11, 1942
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakutar%C5%8D_Hagiwara
https://www.poemhunter.com/sakutaro-hagiwara/biography/

sakutaro-hagiwara

1907: Birth of Wu Yonggang, Chinese director, who died on December 18, 1982
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Yonggang
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0943202/
http://www.dianying.com/en/person/WuYonggang

1931: Birth of Shunsuke Kikuchi, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunsuke_Kikuchi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhwCsvN3D24

1936: Birth of Katsuhisa Hattori, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katsuhisa_Hattori
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=9983

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTM3OPfHAsw

1936: Birth of Shizuka Kamei, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shizuka_Kamei

1942: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces  attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matanikau_Offensive

1943: Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on in the Solomon Islands. In support of the landings on Bougainville, U.S. aircraft carrier forces attack the huge Japanese base at Rabaul
http://www.combinedfleet.com/btl_eab.htm

1943-11-01 Battle of Empress Augusta Bay
 
1945: The official North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is first published under the name Chongro
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodong_Sinmun

1948: Off southern Manchuria, 6,000 people are killed as a Chinese merchant ship exploses and sinks

1954: French give back the territory of Pondicherry to the Indian sovereignty
http://claudearpi.blogspot.fr/2012/08/france-leaves-india-for-good.html

1956: Foundation of the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh (ex Nizam), Karnataka (ex Mysore) and Kerala

1959: Birth of Eriko Hara, Japanese voice actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0361662/

1963: In Saigon, coup d’état by General Duong Van Minh. President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu are killed the following day
http://www.pbs.org/weta/reportingamericaatwar/reporters/halberstam/coup.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1963_South_Vietnamese_coup
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/duong-van-minh

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

1966: Vietcong bombs Saigon
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/1/newsid_3188000/3188067.stm

1967: Beginning of a three-week offensive of the National Liberation Front in the Vietnamese high hills of Dakto

1967: During the China Cultural Revolution, founding of the first Revolutionary committee in Inner Mongolia. Others will be founded in all China

1968: End of the US bombings on North Vietnam which started on March 1965

1968: Birth of Park Shin-Yang, South Korean actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0661941/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWkeg9i3vcs

1973: Birth of Aishwarya Rai, Indian actress, Miss World 1994
http://www.webindia123.com/personal/beauty/aiswarya.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aishwarya_Rai

1978: Birth of Manju Warrier, Indian actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913097/

1978: Birth of Hao Lei, Chinese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1165040/
http://www.zimbio.com/Hao+Lei/articles/1/Welcome+wikizine+Hao+Lei

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttniOonZnL4

1984: China and the United Arab Emirates establish diplomatic relations
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10427.html

1984: Anti-Sikh riots after the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/1/newsid_2537000/2537887.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8306420.stm

1987: End of the XIIIth congress of the Chinese communist party. Zhao Ziyang becomes officially general secretary of the party as Deng Xiaoping retires from China’s Communist Party’s Central Committee

1990: In Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif is appointed Prime Minister up to July 1993
http://storyofpakistan.com/nawaz-sharif-becomes-prime-minister/

1996: Death of Junius Richard Jayewardene, Sri Lanka president (1978-1989), born on September 17, 1906
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Jayewardene-4
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junius_Richard_Jayewardene

Junius Richard Jayewardene

2008: Abu Jihad al-Masri, an Egyptian, Al-Qaeda terror network’s propaganda chief, is killed in a missile strike in Pakistan
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2008/11/senior_al_qaeda_lead_2.php

2008: Exiled former Thailand premier Thakin Shinawatra denounces his opponents in a telephone address to 90,000 loyal supporters packed into a Bangkok sports stadium
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/politics/tens-of-thousands-attend-pro-government-rally-in-bangkok_100113971.html

2009: President Hamid Karzai’s rival in the second round of the Afghan presidential election, Abdullah, announces that he is withdrawing from the poll
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8336388.stm

2010: China kicks off its once-a-decade census, a whirlwind 10-day head count that will see 6 million census takers go door-to-door to document the massive demographic changes taking place in the world’s most populous country
http://www.china-briefing.com/news/2010/11/02/china-kicks-off-once-a-decade-population-census.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/8101368/China-starts-worlds-biggest-census.html
http://travel.cnn.com/shanghai/life/whos-knocking-my-door-chinese-census-908827

2010-11-01 Census

2010: Russian president’s visit to disputed islands draws protests from Japan, which says they are part of Japanese territory
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/11/201011111444517118.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11664434

2011: Nepal’s main political parties agree the last part of a landmark peace deal after years of wrangling. A spokesman for the prime minister says the deal revolves around the future of about 19,000 former Maoist fighters
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15542959

2011: China launches the unmanned Shenzhou-8 spacecraft, marking the start of another key mission in the nation’s quest to assemble a permanent space station within a decade
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/10/2011103122199397339.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15562928

2018: Maldives ex-president Nasheed returns from exile
https://maldivesindependent.com/politics/nasheed-welcomed-back-by-jubilant-supporters-142392
https://www.voanews.com/a/maldives-ex-president-returns-from-exile/4638395.html

On 31 October in Asian history

ON 31 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 31, 2019

1760: Birth of Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese painter, who died on May 10, 1849
http://www.katsushikahokusai.org/
http://www.andreas.com/hokusai.html
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/hokusai_katsushika.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Katsushika+Hokusai&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&biw=1366&bih=594&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&ei=dbWtTtCUC6je4QS6idnWDg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CDAQ_AUoAQ

1806: Death of Utamaro Kitagawa, Japanese painter, born in1753
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utamaro
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Utamaro+Kitagawa&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Dp2NULDVMYyHhQfzhoGYDQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=500

1814: Beginning of the Battle of Nalapani (up to November 30),  the first battle of Anglo-Nepalese War between the East India Company and Nepal  from 1814 to 1816.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nalapani

1814-10-31 Nalapani

1817: Ayahito (Ninko), 120th Japanese Emperor is enthroned. He will die on 21 February 1846
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ninko_of_Japan

1864: Birth of Li Yuanhong, Chinese general and political figure during the Qing dynasty and the republican era, twice president of the Republic of China, who died on June 3, 1928
http://www.gwpda.org/bio/l/li.html

1874: Engagement between Japan and China respecting Formosa (Taiwan) after a Japanese military intervention on Taiwan
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/1874treaty.htm

1875: Birth of Vallabhbhai Patel, political and social leader of India who played a major role in the country’s struggle for independence and guided its integration into a united, independent nation, who died on December 15, 1950.
http://www.14gaam.com/history-of-sardar-vallabhbhai-patel.htm

1876: A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 human deaths

1883: Death of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, important Hindu religious scholar, founder of Arya Samaj, “Society of Nobles”, a Hindu reform  movement, born on February 12, 1824
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayananda_Saraswati

1887: Birth of Chiang Kai-shek, president of the Republic of China who died on April 5, 1975
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/chiang_kaishek.shtml

1916: Death of Huang Xing, Chinese revolutionary leader, militarist, and statesman, the first army commander-in-chief of the Republic of China. One of the founders of the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Republic of China, born on October 25, 1874
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huang_Xing

1922: Birth of King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia who abdicated in 2004 and died in 2012
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/norodom-sihanouk-5974.php
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-SihanoukN.html

SIHANOUK1

1925: Birth of Kotayya Pratyagatma, Indian film director who died on June 8, 2001
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0695581/

1929: Birth of Yoshiki Iwama, Japanese screenwriter who died on June 13, 1999
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0412534/

1929: Birth of Fumio Watanabe, Japanese actor, who died on August 4, 2004
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913796/

1942: Birth of Eduardo Castrillo, Filipino sculptor
http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/138769/castrillo-as-master-artist
https://www.google.fr/search?q=eduardo+castrillo&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=JDlxUsfHBOrV0QXQrYGACQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1188&bih=585

Eduardo Castrillo

1946: Peace talks resume in Nanjing between the Communists and the Nationalists

1948: In Indonesia, anti-Dutch leader Musso is killed while attempting to escape arrest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musso

1949: Birth of Kenichi Kato, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0441369/

1952: Death of U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician, born in 1879
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chit_Hlaing

NPG x150726; U Chit Hlaing

1955: Birth of Eduardo V. Manalo, Filipino religious leader, Executive Minister of Iglesia ni Cristo
http://theiglesianicristo.blogspot.fr/2015/06/brother-eduardo-v-manalo-brief-biography.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_V._Manalo

1956:Birth of Christopher de Leon, Filipino actor, director, producer, and politician
http://www.pinoystop.com/bio/celebrity-profile/762/christopher-de-leon-biography
http://waytofamous.com/9044-christopher-de-leon.html

1966: Birth of Annabella Lwin, Burmese singer-songwriter and Producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annabella_Lwin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv0e3WLjKEA

1967: Nguyen Van Thieu take oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Republic
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_V%C4%83n_Thi%E1%BB%87u#1967_presidential_election

1967-10-31-nguyen-van-thieu-president                 

1968: Dong Biwu succeeds Liu Shaoqi as acting president of the People’s Republic of China, up to January 17, 1975
http://en.chinaculture.org/focus/focus/cities/2011-06/07/content_416212.htm

1968: Citing progress with the Paris peace talks, US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces to the nation that he has ordered a complete cessation of “all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam” effective November 1

1970: South president Thieu vows to never accept a coalition government
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-vows-to-never-accept-a-coalition-government

1970: Birth of Nicky Wu, Taiwanese actor and martial arts expert
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicky_Wu
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Nicky_Wu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kvY006YTYE

1975: After the Khmer Rouge victory in Cambodia, join communiqué between Khmer Republic and Thailand for a pacific coexistence between the two countries

1975: Death of SD Burman, Indian musician, born on October 1, 1906
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SD_Burman

1981: Birth of Selina (Jiaxuan) Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selina_Ren
http://yummycelebrities.com/2007/01/20/selina-ren-she/

1984: Indira Gandhi, PM since 1966 is assassinated by two of her Sikh security guards


http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/31/newsid_2464000/2464423.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1119.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/31st-october-1984-prime-minister-indira-gandhi-was-assassinated
http://www.sikhtimes.com/bios_111284a.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw15MYS9Lhg 

1990: Death of Aya Koda, Japanese writer, born on September 1, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_K%C5%8Dda

2000: Death of Watanabe Kazuki Japanese musician, born on April 7, 1981)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuki_Watanabe_(musician)

2003: Death of Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, one of the greatest Carnatic vocalists of the twentieth century, born on July 25, 1908
http://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2023/stories/20031121006913100.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM2NQGoCBQs

2003: Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir’s 22 years in power
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/31/newsid_3722000/3722980.stm

2006: Death of Amrita Pritam, Pakistani-Indian author and poet, born on August 31 1919
http://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/nov/04/guardianobituaries.india
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/amrita-pritam-5432.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amrita_Pritam

Amrita Pritam

2008: Gen Toshio Tamogami, head of the Japanese air force is sacked after saying in an essay that the country was not an aggressor in World War II
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7702374.stm

2009: Death of Qian Xuesen, father of the Chinese nuclear bomb, born on  December 11, 1911
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/nov/01/qian-xuesen-obituary
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/evanosnos/2009/11/the-two-lives-of-qian-xuesen.html

2009: Death of former South Korean spy chief Lee Hu-rak, who brokered the signing  of a historic 1972 peace document with North Korea following a secret trip to  Pyongyang. He was 85
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2911987
http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-lee-hu-rak1-2009nov01-story.html

2010: Hundreds of Korean family members separated for  more than half a century by the Korean War embraced each other in tearful  reunions, a day after troops exchanged gunfire in the Demilitarized Zone  dividing the countries
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/10/30/nkorea.skorea.reunions/
http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTXU7J2#a=7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBzliVKI8ok

2010: NATO: Coalition Forces Kill Nearly 100 Afghan Insurgents. Five NATO  troops are injured in the fighting.

2012: Firebrand Japanese conservative Shintaro Ishihara, who resigned as governor of Tokyo, has become the leader of a small right-leaning party whose lawmakers have an average age of 73.5
http://english.sina.com/world/p/2012/1113/526180.html

2012: Myanmar rejects an offer by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to open talks aimed at quelling deadly communal violence there, according to the regional bloc’s chief.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/2012103161130375846.html

2014: Myanmar, government opens talks with Aung San Suu Kyi on peace, reconciliation and reforms
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Myanmar,-government-opens-talks-with-Aung-San-Suu-Kyi-on-peace,-reconciliation-and-reforms-32576.html

2014: India pays low-key Gandhi tribute 30 years after assassination. No ministers of India’s new government attended the event honouring Gandhi, gunned down by Sikh bodyguards on October 31, 1984
http://www.sify.com/news/30-years-later-a-prime-ministers-assassination-recalled-news-columns-ok4oaudcdjieg.html

2014: India’s technology capital Bangalore will be formally known as Engaluru, eight years after the state first proposed the name change
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-29845215

2015 : Osaka mayor Toru Hashimoto’s new national party holds its inaugural ceremony with 18 Diet members from the embattled Japan Innovation Party
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/10/01/national/politics-diplomacy/hashimoto-matsui-launch-new-national-party-focused-osaka/#.WBY_KuRSNC8

2017: Japan’s Democratic Party taps Upper House member Kohei Otsuka as new party president
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/31/national/politics-diplomacy/dp-taps-upper-house-member-kohei-otsuka-new-party-president/#.Wfi4ZGjWw2w
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/yukio-edano-stands-up-as-the-leader-of-japans-biggest-opposition

On 30 October in Asian history

ON 30 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

To see another date, on Internet (Google…), type “On (day + month) in Asian history”

Updated on October 30, 2018

758: Guangzhou (Canton) is sacked by Arab and Persian pirates

1218: Birth of the 85th Japanese emperor Chukyo, who died on June 18, 1235
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Chukyo

1226: Tran Thu Do, head of the Tran clan of Vietnam, forces Ly Hue Tong, the last emperor of the Ly dynasty, to commit suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_Th%E1%BB%A7_%C4%90%E1%BB%99
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BD_Hu%E1%BB%87_T%C3%B4ng

1502: Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut, India for the second time

1654: Death of the 110th Japanese emperor Go-Komyo (1643-1654), born on April 20, 1633
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Komyo_of_Japan

1859: Rear Admiral Rigault de Genouilly quits his command in Annam (Vietnam) cheered by his soldiers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rigault_de_Genouilly

1883: Death of Dayananda Saraswati, Indian philosopher and scholar, born on February 12, 1824
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayananda_Saraswati

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqat4mBCp50

1887: Birth of Sukumar Ray, Bengali Writer who died on September 11, 1923
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukumar_Ray
http://www.parabaas.com/translation/database/translations/essays/pZinia_sukumar.html

1909: Birth of Homi J. Bhabha, physicist, father of the Indian nuclear programme, who died on January 24, 1966
http://www.famousscientists.org/homi-jehangir-bhabha/
http://in.rediff.com/news/homi06.htm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/who-is-who/science-technology/homi-j-bhabha.html

homi-bhabha

1911: The Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, aged five, grants a new Constitutional monarchy constitution officially ending three centuries of the Manchu dynasty
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/chinese-rev 

puyi-xuantong-1909-1912

1919 : Following the passage of Act No. 2871 of the Philippine Legislature, Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison restores the use of the Filipino Flag
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/718/today-in-philippine-history-october-30-1919-flag-day-was-declared-by-governorgeneral-francis-burton-harrison

1932: Birth of Barun De, Indian historian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barun_De

1945: British Major General Hawthorn flies to Surabaya from Jakarta. Sukarno, Hatta, Mallaby, and Hawthorn sign a cease-fire. Five hours later British Brigadier
Mallaby is killed.  British bombard Surabaya as punishment, thousands are left dead or homeless
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Surabaya

1945: Death of Xian Xinghai, Chinese composer of “Yellow River”, born on June 13, 1905
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xian_Xinghai
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbUiBjzDRLt1YRFp1VMvRig

1949: Birth of Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician, who died on 3 May 2006 after been shot by his brother
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pramod_Mahajan

1951: Birth of Liu Xiaoqing, Chinese actress
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20100513-chinas-liu-xiaoqing
http://www.danwei.org/magazines/liu_xiaoqing_billionaire_actre.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKTPW7qV8dk

1954: In Pondicherry (India), for the last time, at 6 o’clock, as the sun sets, the French flag is lifted off the mast
http://www.thehindu.com/2005/07/26/stories/2005072605720200.htm
http://nitawriter.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/puducherry-is-quite-french/

1963: Death of U. Muthuramalingam Thevar, Indian politician, born on October 30, 1908
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U._Muthuramalingam_Thevar

1963: During the Vietnam War, First massive attack of the National Liberation Front against Bien

1964: Tran Van Huong is appointed premier of South Vietnam
http://alchetron.com/Tran-Van-Huong-979624-W
http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Tran_Van_Huong
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_V%C4%83n_H%C6%B0%C6%A1ng

tran-van-huong-2

1964: Birth of Humayun Kabir Dhali, Bangladeshi Writer & Journalist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humayun_Kabir_Dhali

1965: During the Vietnam War, just miles from Da Nang, United States Marines repel an intense attack by wave after wave of Viet Cong forces,  killing 56 guerrillas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marines-repel-attack-near-da-nang#tdih-calendar

1969: Birth of Ha Hie-ra (Han Hee Ra), South Korean actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1141498/bio
http://star.koreandrama.org/?p=836

1969: Birth of Masanori Hikichi, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masanori_Hikichi


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFwHZQ88RUA

1970: In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War

1974: Death of Begum Akhtar, Indian singer, born on October 7, 1914
http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-music/indian-singers/begum-akhtar.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W65A2OgG8c0

1979: Birth of Yukie Nakama, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0620090/
http://asianwiki.com/Yukie_Nakama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukie_Nakama


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHAn4uZ_V7E

1981: Birth of Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Ji-hyun

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

1988: Sun Myung Moon, head of the Unification Church, concecrats the  marriage of 6,516 couples in Seoul

1990: Death of V. Shantaram, Indian actor, director, and producer, born on November 18, 1901
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V._Shantaram
http://chiloka.com/celebrity/v-shantaram#person_details

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMy9lJO0-gY

2005: Death of Shamsher Singh Sheri, Indian communist leader, born in  1942
http://www.bannedthought.net/India/PeoplesMarch/PM1999-2006/archives/2005/nov-dec2k5/ks.htm

Shamsher Singh Sheri

2006: Death of Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright and scholar, born on August 2, 1914
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junji_Kinoshita
http://www.shakespeare-company.net/english/president-s-essay/a-word-or-two-on-mr-junji-kinoshita/

Junji Kinoshita

2009: South Korea announces its decision to dispatch military forces  to Afghanistan to augment Korean civilian operations, but said the troops would be strictly noncombat. Korea will send about 300 troops and police officers

2009: Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou calls on China to withdraw  missiles targeting the island to ensure peace between the two former bitter  rivals

2012: Death of Samina Raja, Pakistani poet, born on September 11, 1961
http://dawn.com/news/760521/
http://tribune.com.pk/story/458817/poet-samina-raja-passes-away/

Samina Raja

2013: In a rare crossing to North, a group of South Korean lawmakers cross the fortified border into North Korea to visit a jointly run industrial park that recently re-opened after military tensions caused a five-month closure

2018: Louis Cha, knowed as Jin Yong the newsman and master storyteller whose unputdownable wuxia novels made him the most popular living Chinese author in his lifetime, has died in Hong Kong at the age of 94
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/55/155/97/1540912772843.html?newsId=52223
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/obituary-jin-yong-fused-martial-arts-fantasy-history-and-romance-into-must-read-novels