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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 2 November in Asian history

ON 2 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 2, 2019

619: A qaghan of the Western Turkic Khaganate is assassinated in a Chinese palace by Eastern Turkic rivals after the approval of Tang emperor Gaozu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Turkic_Khaganate
http://totallyhistory.com/emperor-gaozu-of-tang/

971: Birth of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni, who died on April 30, 1030
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/afghanista1/p/Bio-Mahmud-of-Ghazni.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmud_of_Ghazni

mahmud map

1082: Birth of Huizhong , emperor of China (1100-1126), who died in captivity on June 4, 1135
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Huizong_of_Song_China

1741: Birth of Pierre Joseph Georges Pigneau, commonly known as Pigneau de Béhaine, French Catholic priest best known for his role in assisting Nguyen Anh (later Emperor Gia Long) to establish the Nguyen dynasty in Vietnam, and died on October 9, 1799.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigneau_de_Behaine

1833: Birth of Mahendralal Sarkar, Indian doctor who died on February 23, 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahendralal_Sarkar

1841: Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuga in Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akbar_Khan

1861: Chinese Dowager Cixi launches the Xinyou palace coup giving her the power for 47 years
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10436.html
http://furui-memoriesofpalace.blogspot.fr/2009/04/yixin-legendary-prince.html

1865: Birth of Panuganti Lakshmi Narasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist, populary know as “ Andhra Sakespeare“ who died on January 1, 1940
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panuganti_Lakshminarasimha_Rao

Panuganti Lakshmi Narasimha Rao

1868: Birth of Japanese painter Yokoyama Taikan who died on February 26, 1958
http://ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/346.html?c=15
http://jyuluck-do.com/profile_yokoyama_taikan.html
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Yokoyama+Taikan&nord=1&biw=1366&bih=628&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=DEdVVKmkLcWdPejOgIgN&ved=0CCAQsAQ

1877: Birth of Mohammed Shah Agha Khan III, who died on July 11, 1957
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P004

1886: Birth of Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician, tortured to death on March 29, 1971
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Datta,_Dhirendranath

1890: Birth of Kunio Kishida, Japanese writer who died on March 5, 1954
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunio_Kishida
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6617414

1899: In China, beginning of the Boxers rebellion
http://www.smplanet.com/imperialism/fists.html

1910: Birth of Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist who died on 24 April 2005
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ipro/991022-4.htm

1917: By the Lansing-Ishii agreement, the USA recognize the “special interests” of Japan in China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lansing%E2%80%93Ishii_Agreement
http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/hist/eia/documents_archive/lansing-ishii.php

1917-11-02 Ishii Kikujiro

1929: Birth of Muhammad Rafiq Tarar (President of Pakistan 1998-2001)
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P028

1936: Death of Duan Qirui, Chinese warlord and politician, minister of war, Prime minister then acting president, born on March 6, 1865
http://www.thechinastory.org/ritp/tuan-chi-jui-duan-qirui-%E6%AE%B5%E7%A5%BA%E7%91%9E/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duan_Qirui

1942: Death of Hakushu Kitahara, Japanese writer, born on January 25, 1885
http://simplyhaiku.com/SHv4n1/reviews/Fukasawa.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakush%C5%AB_Kitahara

1945: Birth of Mitsuo Yanagimachi, Japanese film director
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0945847/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsuo_Yanagimachi

1948: During the Civil War, the Chinese Communist forces win the Liaoshen Campaign that started on September 12
http://dictionnaire.sensagent.leparisien.fr/Liaoshen%20Campaign/en-en/

1948-11-02-fin-campagne-liaoshen

1949: In the Philippines, president Quirino is reelected among heavy violence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elpidio_Quirino

1949: La Hague agreement for the foundation of the Federation of the United States of Indonesia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch%E2%80%93Indonesian_Round_Table_Conference
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hague_Agreement_Between_Netherlands-Indonesia

1950: In North Korea, Chinese troops attack U.S. forces on both western and eastern fronts. U.S. forces withdraw

1951: During the Korean War, a small platoon of 28 Canadian soldiers defend a vital area against an entire battalion of 800 Chinese troops in the Battle of the Song-gok Spur. The engagement lasts into the early hours of November 3
http://www.kvacanada.com/stories_canadianboy.htm
http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/11/05/heroic-vet-subject-of-korean-war-documentary

1951-11-02 Battle of the Song-gok Spur

1953: The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan names the country The Islamic Republic of Pakistan

1957: Birth of Ryosuke Miki, Japanese actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1107026/
http://asianmediawiki.com/Ryosuke_Miki

1957: Mao Zedong attends in Moscow a conference of the twelve communist parties in power

http://www.bestchinanews.com/History/5180.html
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/chinese-delegation-leaves-moscow/query/Khruschev

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0SQdRmlsyA

1963: Assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem, Vietnamese president overthrown the day before
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ngo-dinh-diem-assassinated-in-south-vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrest_and_assassination_of_Ngo_Dinh_Diem

 1965: Mohammad Hashim Hashim Maiwandwal becomes prime minister of Afghanistan, up to October 1967
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Hashim_Maiwandwal

1965: Birth of Shah Rukh Khan, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahrukh_Khan

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xfiqu_shah-rukh-khan_shortfilms

1967: US President Lyndon B. Johnson and “The Wise Men” conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war

1970: Birth of Ely Buendia, Filipino singer-songwriter and guitarist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ely_Buendia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-M6-gdszX0

1973: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India form an « United Front » in the state of Tripura

1980: Birth of Kim So-yeon, South Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_So-yeon
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Kim_So-yeon.php


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

1982: Birth of Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoko_Fukada


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x53csu_kyoko-fukada_shortfilms”

1984: “The Killing fields”, story of Cambodian photojournalist under  the Khmer Rouge, is released in USA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Killing_Fields_(film)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087553/

2002: Death of Lo Lieh, Hong Kong martial arts actor, of a heart attack,  born on June 29, 1939
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lo_Lieh

2006: In Afghanistan, foundation of the United National Front, a new  political party formed by warlords

2007: Deadline of the Japanese support, in the Indian Ocean, to the  international forces against international terrorism

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

2007: Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) political wing leader SP  Thamilselvan is killed when the Air forces bombed the venue of a meeting place  of LTTE leaders at Thiruvaiarer
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7075158.stm

2009: Death of Nien Cheng, Chine writer, born on January 28, 1915
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/nov/10/nien-cheng-obituary

2009: Karzai declared elected president of Afghanistan, run-off  scrapped
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/nov/02/hamid-karzai-afghanistan-winner-election

2010: Japan says it will recall its ambassador to Moscow, heightening a long-standing row with Russia over four remote Pacific islands following a visit there by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/nov/02/japan-recall-ambassador-medvedev-dispute
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Japan-recalls-its-ambassador-in-Moscow-after-Medvedev-visits-Kuril-Islands–19879.html

2011: Pakistan grants India ‘most favoured’ trade status
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15553636

2012: Death of Han Suyin, Chinese-English author, born on September 12, 1917
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/nov/04/han-suyin
http://moufawad-paul.blogspot.fr/2012/11/obituary-han-suyin.html

2013: The foreign and defence ministers of Japan and Russia agre to cooperate in fighting terrorism and piracy as the neighbours, still at odds over territorial woes, held an unprecedented security dialogue
http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/02/japan-and-russia-hold-highest-level-meeting-in-years/
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/11/02/national/japan-russia-to-ok-asia-security-cooperation-at-inaugural-two-plus-two-meet/#.UnVj-svLTmR

2014: More than 50 people are killed and at least 100 injured in a suicide bombing close to Wagah, Pakistan’s only border crossing with India
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29871077
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/11/pakistan-india-border-blast-2014112141227182769.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Wagah_border_suicide_attack

2014: A second leader of Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party,  Mir Quasem Ali, is sentenced to death for war crimes committed during the 1971 war against Pakistan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29870007

2015 : A UN body says that former Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been jailed illegally and calls for his immediate release

2018: Raymond Chow Man-wai, Hong Kong movie producer who brought the world martial arts legend Bruce Lee, dies at 91
https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/2171469/raymond-chow-man-wai-hong-kong-movie-producer-who-brought
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/godfather-of-hk-film-industry-raymond-chow-dies-at-age-91
https://variety.com/2018/film/asia/raymond-chow-dead-dies-hong-kong-film-1203018267/

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 29 October in Asian history

ON 29 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 29, 2019

1504: Birth of Shin Saimdang, Korean painter and poet who died on May 17, 1551
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Shin_Saimdang

Shin Saimdang Chochungdo

1784: The Dutch United East India Company (Verenigge Oos tindichu Company (VOC) defeats Bugis forces in Riau (now in Indonesia). After  that, sultan of Riau dies without a successor; VOC takes complete control of Johore and Riau by treaty and VOC builds fort on Bintan
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/malaysia/history-dutch.htm

1866: Birth of Antonio Luna, Filipino revolutionary general, killed on June 5, 1899
http://sentimentsofmoonlightbutterfly.blogspirit.com/archive/2006/04/30/the-veiled-heroism-of-antonio-luna-and-his-inaudible-outcrie.html
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1322/today-in-philippine-history-october-29-1866-antonio-luna-was-born-in-binondo-manila

Antonio Luna

1877: Birth of Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film producer, who died on February 6, 1966
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1483/today-in-philippine-history-october-29-1877-narcisa-de-leon-was-born-in-san-miguel-bulacan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcisa_de_Leon

1889: Birth of Li Dazhao, one of the founders of the Chinese communist Party, executed on 28 April 1927
http://www.china.org.cn/china/18th_cpc_congress/2012-10/29/content_26823462.htm
http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/people/li-dazhao.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10333.html

Li Dazhao 1930

1935: Birth of Takahata Isao, animated film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isao_Takahata

1936: Birth of Akiko Kojima, Japanese model, first Asian Miss Universe 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akiko_Kojima

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

1940: Death of Phan Bội Châu, Vietnamese poet and activist, born on December 26, 1867 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_B%E1%BB%99i_Ch%C3%A2u

1945: Dutch East India (Indonesia), Sukarno and Hatta arrive in Surabaya by plane. Sukarno and General Mallaby agree on a truce. Poor communications and general chaos prevent Sukarno from enforcing the truce

1951: Jean de Raymond, French representative in Cambodia is assassinated in Phnom-Penh
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/42710921

1953: Non official trade agreement between China and Japan. By the way, 25,000 Japanese citizens held in China return to home

1954: Birth of Tomoko Ai, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0014420/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terror_of_Mechagodzilla


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t71P_aDTzzA

1956: Birth of Etsuko Shihomi, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793399/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QdFUbhfAeA

1959: Death of the king of Laos Sisavang Vong. He is succeeded by his son Sri Savang Vatthana, born on July 14, 1885
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisavang_Vong
http://history.info/on-this-day/1959-sisavang-vong-king-of-laos-who-had-around-15-wives-and-50-children/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwfgjU-b0Jg

1965: Birth of Masahiro Takashima, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masahiro_Takashima
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0847392/
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.912.htm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVsvXG0_1zM

1971: As a result of the vietnamization of the war by president Nixon, the total number of American troops still in Vietnam drops to a record low of 196,700, the lowest level since January 1966

1975: Birth of Kelly Lin, Taiwanese actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Lin

Kelly Lin

1977: Death of Maeda Seison, Japanese painter, born on January 27, 1885
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maeda_Seison
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Maeda+Seison&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=IUKMUKyBM4jJhAeHqoDoDg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=500

1977: Death of Chen Wangdao, communist intellectual, president of Fudan university (1949-1977), born in 1891
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Wangdao
http://jerome459.blogspot.fr/2011/05/first-to-translate-communist-manifesto.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10343.html

1978: Birth of Kumiko Higa, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1321017/

kumiko Higa

1981: Birth of Reema Sen, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reema_Sen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ_pSM63l0w&feature=fvst

1981: Birth of Angelika de la Cruz, Filipina actress
http://www.pinoystop.com/bio/celebrity-profile/517/angelika-dela-cruz-biography#chitika_close_button

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rKF8Zgf16c

1982: Birth of Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
http://women.stareastasia.com/ariel-lin/
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/11/13/ariel-lin-yi-chen/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qmV6yEc4wg

1986: Birth of Sarita Pérez de Tagle, Filipina actress and model
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1735222/

1987: Birth of Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Ogawa_Makoto

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

1988: Pakistan’s general Rahimuddin Khan resigns from his post as governor of Sindh, following the effort by president Ghulam Ishaq Khan to limit the powers Rahimuddin had accumulated
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahimuddin_Khan

1988: Death of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Indian activist, born on April 3, 1903
http://kractivist.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/kamaladevi-chattopadhyay-the-indefatigable-freedom-fighter-and-champion-of-womenrights/
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/kamaladevi-chattopadhyay.html

1991: Death of Chinese painter Huang Junbi, born in 1898
http://www.google.fr/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCMQFjAAahUKEwjutszKz-XIAhXEfhoKHZIBA9w&url=http%3A%2F%2Farchives.lib.ntnu.edu.tw%2Fdoc%2Fc4_1_4_eng.pdf&usg=AFQjCNHURI1hY6lQcT_kYTKv6whXnvxNeQ&sig2=AycUJG7ZqsYqfcr7gJC23w
http://www.blouinartinfo.com/artists/88834–huang-junbi

huang Junbi boating at sunset

1999: Super-cyclone wreaks havoc in India
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/29/newsid_3691000/3691573.stm
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/29th-october-1999-a-super-cyclone-strikes-odisha

2001: In Japan, for the first time since 1945, the Japanese diet approves a law which authorizes the sending of Japanese forces out of the archipelago to fight international terrorism

2004: In Cambodia, coronation of king Norodom Sihamoni, born on May 14, 1953

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3963945.stm
http://english.people.com.cn/200410/30/eng20041030_162203.html

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/special-reports/when-sihamoni-became-king

 

2005: Delhi bombings kill more than 60
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/29_October_2005_Delhi_bombings

2006: In Bangladesh, prime minister Khaleda Zia is forced to quit and president Lajuddin Ahmed assumes this function up to January 2007

2006: Sri Lanka government negotiations in Geneva with Tamil separatists fail

2009: Death  of Bei Shizhang, Chinese biologist and educator who was born on October 10,1903
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bei_Shizhang

2009: The Philippine government and separatists fighting for a Muslim homeland in the country’s south sign an agreement to protect schools and hospitals, and avoid civilian suffering
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/200910285955811606.html

2013: India and Pakistan agree to observe calm along the Sialkot-Jammu working boundary after days of skirmishes which have been the worst in a decade
http://dawn.com/news/1052702/india-pakistan-agree-to-maintain-ceasefire-at-working-boundary

2014: A special tribunal in Bangladesh sentences the head of the country’s Jamaat-e-Islami party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during the nation’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/jamaat-chief-sentenced-death-bangladesh-201410296842621834.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29813571

2015 : China announces that it will end one-child policy and allow two children for each couple
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/china-child-policy-151029110647826.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34674444

 

Holidays and observances

Cambodia: Coronation Day

On 22 October in Asian history

1947-10-22-first-indo-pak-war

ON 22 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 22, 2019

794: Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (Kyoto)
http://everything2.com/title/Heiankyo
http://great-japanese-people.blogspot.fr/2012/01/emperorkammu-autocratic-tenno.html

Emperor Kammu 2

1197: Birth of Juntoku, 84th emperor of Japan (1210-1221), who died on October 7, 1242
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Juntoku

Emperor Juntoku

1331: Kogon, first emperor to occupy the Northern Court of Japan, is enthroned
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Kogon

1335: Ex-emperor Hanazono becomes a Zen priest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanazono_Emperor

1625: Death of Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician, born in 1561
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Kikkawa_Hiroie

1633: In the Battle of Liaoluo Bay, the Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company
http://www.catchthispilum.com/october-22nd-1633-the-battle-of-liaoluo-bay/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Liaoluo_Bay

1633-10-22 battle of liaoluo bay

1873: Birth of Rama Tirtha, Indian philosopher and educator who died on October 1927, 1906
http://www.ramatirtha.org/rama.htm

1894: Birth of Mei Lanfang, Chinese opera performer, who died on August 8, 1961
http://www.newsgd.com/culture/pic/200306240034.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_Enthralled


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7hc4q_regrets-eternels-sheng-si-hen-de-fe_shortfilms

1900: Birth of Ashfaqulla Khan, Indian Revolutionary, hanged on December 19, 1927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashfaqulla_Khan
http://www.liveindia.com/freedomfighters/ashfaqullakhan.html

1913: Birth of Bao Dai, king of Annam emperor of Vietnam from 1926 until 1945 and as emperor of Vietnam from 1945 until 1949, who died on July 30, 1997
http://www.vietnamgear.com/bio/8.aspx
http://www.viettouch.com/philately/scst_baodai.html

1928: As Chiang Kai-shek is engaged in fighting the communists, China expels all Russian instructors & civil servants

1939: Birth of Susumu Kurobe, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susumu_Kurobe
http://www.veoh.com/watch/v332167429fmgb3r?h1=Susumu+Kurobe+2003+Interview

1945: Nahdlatul Ulama proclaims that a state of jihad exists against the Dutch, making participation obligatory for Muslims
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nahdlatul_Ulama

1946: Birth of Yuko Maruyama, Japanese actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0555483/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=65065

1947 : Start of the first indo-Pakistan wars over Kashmir
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Indo-Pakistani_Wars
http://www.academia.edu/2473712/THE_FIRST_INDO-PAKISTANI_WAR_1947-48

1947-10-22-first-indo-pak-war

1953: Laos gains independence from France, except defense matters, by the Franco-Lao Treaty of Amity and Association

1954: Death of Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet, born on February 17, 1899
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Das,_Jibanananda
http://www.poemhunter.com/jibanananda-das/

1957: Vietnam war first United States casualties in Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-forces-suffer-first-casualties-in-vietnam

1964: Death of Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Pakistan’s Governor-General (1948-1951) then Prime Minister (1951-1953), born on July 19, 1894
http://pakistanherald.com/Profile/Khawaja-Nazimuddin-1176

1969 : Birth of Lee Seung-shin, Korean actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1800416/
http://asianmediawiki.com/Lee_Seung-Shin

1970: Tunku Abdul Rahman resigns from Prime Minister of Malaysia
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/tunku-abdul-rahman-93.php

1972: Henry Kissinger proposes to Nguen Van Thieu a cease-fire, but the Vietnamese president rejects it as a treason
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-thieu-turns-down-peace-proposal

1980: In South Korea, in a referendum, 92 % of the voters approve a new constitution that includes the dissolution of the national assembly and of all the political parties
http://countrystudies.us/south-korea/23.htm

1981: Founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organization faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal_Workers_and_Peasants_Organisation_(Hareram_Sharma)

1984: Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, accuses «foreign powers» to help Sikh activists in Punjab

1985: Death of Chinese general Xu Shiyou, born in 1905
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Shiyou
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10147.html
https://www.jstor.org/stable/44288968?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1985-10-24/news/8503120957_1_martial-arts-commanded-communist-party

1986: Death of Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician
http://www.nytimes.com/1986/10/22/obituaries/marshal-ye-juanying-90-dies-former-chinese-head-of-state.html
http://wiki.china.org.cn/wiki/index.php/Ye_Jianying
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10149.html

1988: Birth of Matt Evans, Filipino actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Evans
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2381071/

1989: In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge occupy Pailin

1998: Pakistan’s carpet weaving industry announced that they would begin to phase out child labor

1998: Indian actor Ajit Khan dies from a cardiac arrest
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajit_Khan
http://www.rediff.com/movies/2003/aug/25ajit.htm

1999: China ends its first-ever human rights conference in which it defied western definitions of civil liberties

2005: Death of Yon Hyong-muk, North Korea’s Prime Minister (1989-1992)
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/news/dprk/2005/dprk-051025-kcna06.htm

2006: Death of Choi Kyu-ha, Prime Minister, then president of South Korea (1979-1980), born on July 16, 1919
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choi_Kyu-ha

2006: Death of Indian film director Manoj Punj
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manoj_Punj

 

2007: Raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base, is carried out by 21 Tamil Tiger commandos, all except one died in this attack, 8 Sri Lankan Air Force planes are destroyed and 10 damaged
http://intellibriefs.blogspot.com/2007/10/lttes-anuradhapura-raid-bravery.html

2008: India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandrayaan-1

2009: Nearly 6,000 Tamil refugees are released from Sri Lanka’s main camp for war-displaced people, officials say
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8320392.stm

2013: The Sultan of Brunei introduces a new code of sharia law which could see stonings introduced for adultery, amputations for thefts and public flogging for drinking alcohol.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/brunei/10395702/Brunei-introduces-death-by-stoning-under-new-Islamic-laws.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24624166

2013: The Chinese government issues a white paper on west China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, detailing its comprehensive development and rapid progress in the past 60-odd years.
http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/22/china-claims-tibet-is-flourishing-and-its-people-happy-and-healthy/

2013: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally receives the EU’s Sakharov rights prize she won in 1990 at the height of a brutal military crackdown, but said her work was not yet done
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/22/world/europe/suu-kyi-prize/
 2013-10-22 Aung-San-Suu-Kyi Sakharov

2014: South Korea dismantles a Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with North Korea which had previously been used for a seasonal lights show that drew angry protests from the atheist regime in Pyongyang
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29718662

On 21 October in Asian history

ON 21 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 21, 2019

1328: Birth of Zhu Yuanzhang (Hongwu) Founder of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1398) who died on June 24, 1398
http://www.mingtombs.eu/emp/01hongwu/hongwu.html
http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/china-history/zhu-yuanzhang.htm

1392: End of the reign of Go-Kameyama, born in 1347, 99th emperor of Japan (1383-1392) who will died on May 10, 1424
https://prabook.com/web/tenno.go-kameyama/1716901
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Kameyama

1500: Death of Go-Tsuchimikado 103th emperor of Japan (1464-1500), born on July 3, 1442
http://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Go-Tsuchimikado

1600: Tokugawa Ieyasu defeats the leaders of rival Japanese clans in the Battle of Sekigahara, which marks the beginning of the Tokugawa shogunate, who in effect ruled Japan until the mid-nineteenth century. The last shogunate of Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sekigahara
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Battle_of_Sekigahara

1600: Death of Toda Katsushige, Japanese warlord, born in 1557
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toda_Katsushige

1627: Death of Frederick de Houman, Dutch explorer who reached Aceh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_de_Houtman

1675: Death of Emperor Higashiyama of Japan who died on January 16, 1710
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Higashiyama

1708: Death of Guru Gobind Singh, Indian 10th Sikh gurus, born on December 31, 1666
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Guru_Gobind_Singh

1727: Sino-Russian accord of Kyakhta to correct boundaries
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Kyakhta_(1727)

1816: The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia
http://wikimapia.org/103434/Penang-Free-School

1881: Ito Hirobumi is appointed to chair a government bureau in charge to write a constitution for Japan which will go into effect in 1890
http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9274659/Hirobumi-Ito

1894: Birth of Rampo Edogawa, Japanese author and critic, who died on July 28, 1965
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edogawa_Ranpo
http://www.kurodahan.com/mt/e/catalog/j0020cate.html

Rampo Edogawa

1895: Japanese forces invading Taiwan take Tainan, capital of the short-lived Republic of Formosa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitulation_of_Tainan_(1895)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Formosa
http://cta.yam.org.tw/cta31.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10033.html

1920: Beginning of the Battle of Changshanli, between Japanese and Korean, until 26
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Battle_of_Chingshanli

1931: Birth of Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor, who died August 14, 2011
http://www.shammikapoor.net/bio.html

1931: The Sakurakai, a secret society in the Imperial Japanese Army, launches an abortive coup d’état attempt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakurakai

1938: The Japanese troops take Canton (Guangzhou), in China
http://www.bunton.id.au/china40y/chap5.html
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675025102_Canton-Battle_gun_attack
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675025105_Canton-Capture_soldiers_march

1938-10-21 Canton burning
1943: Birth of Tariq Ali, Pakistani writer and film-maker
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tariq_Ali

1943: The Provisional Government of Free India is formally declared by Subhas Chandra Bose
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/21st-october-1943-subhas-chandra-bose-announced-the-provisional-government-of-free-india
http://www.hindujagruti.org/articles/47_subhash-chandra-bose.html

netaji-subhas-chandra-bose

1944: In the first kamikaze attack, HMAS Australia is hit by a Japanese plane carrying a 200 kg (441 pound) bomb off Leyte Island, as the Battle of Leyte Gulf began
http://www.j-aircraft.com/research/rdunn/hms_aust/first_kam.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP3LKla583g

1950: Heavy fighting begins between British and Australian forces from the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade and the North Korean 239th Regiment during the Battle of Yongju
http://dbpedia.org/page/Battle_of_Yongju
https://www.awm.gov.au/visit/exhibitions/korea/operations/yongju

1959: Border incident in Ladakh (Kashmir) between Chinese and Indian troops

1959: Birth of Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/ken_watanabe/

1959: The United Nations General Assembly adopts the resolution 1353-XIV in which it expresses its deep concern for the situation in Tibet
https://www.tibetpolicy.eu/un-general-assembly-resolution-1353-xiv-of-1959-new-york/
http://www.archieve.claudearpi.net/maintenance/uploaded_pics/1959UNGeneralAssemblyResolution.pdf

1965: Birth of Hisashi Imai, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisashi_Imai

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uuU2u8UPls

1967: 100,000 demonstrators marched in Washington, DC, in opposition to the Vietnam War

1970: Birth of Louis Koo, Hong Kong actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Koo
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/koo_louis.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ0DOFP5W7o&feature=related

1970: Japan publishes its first White Paper on defense

1972: North Vietnam president Phan Van Dong says he is ready to accept a cease-fire as a first step towards a settlement to the Vietnam war

1971: Death of Naoya Shiga, Japanese novelist, born on February 20, 1883
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiga_Naoya
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/273.html

1972: Bilateral negotiations between China and Soviet Union resume at Moscow

1987: Jaffna hospital massacre is carried out by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 70 ethnic Tamil patients, doctors & nurses
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaffna_hospital_massacre

1987: Death of Republic of China general Ho Ying-chin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He_Yingqin
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9933.html

1988: Former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos and his wife, Imelda, are indicted in New York on fraud and racketeering charges. Marcos died before his trial and Imelda was acquitted in 1990

1990: Death of Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Indian spiritual leader, born on May 21,  1921
http://fr.scribd.com/doc/42493010/A-Brief-Biography-of-Shri-Anandamurti-or-P-R-Sarkar#scribd
http://www.anandamarga.org/about/founder/

1994: North Korea and the United States sign an agreement that requires North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons program and agree to inspections, putting an end to the first nuclear crisis
http://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/agreedframework
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agreed_Framework

2002: North Korea says that the 1994 nuclear agreement with the United States is void following a U.S. decision to suspend deliveries of fuel oil

2003: North Korea rejected U.S. President Bush’s offer of a written pledge not to attack in exchange for the communist nation agreeing to end its nuclear weapons program

2007: End of the XVIIth Chinese communist Party congress
http://english.cpc.people.com.cn/206972/206981/8188387.html
http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS22767.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17th_National_Congress_of_the_Communist_Party_of_China

2007 XVIIe congrès

2008: India and Pakistan open a historic trade link across divided Kashmir for the first time in six decades. The route represents an attempt to solve the long-running dispute over the region by creating “soft borders” allowing the free movement of goods and people
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2008/10/20081021123032900873.html

2008: Thailand’s former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, is found guilty of corruption after helping his wife buy a plot of government land in Bangkok at a reduced price
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/10/2008102172221137838.html

2010: In Myanmar, the new national flag has been flying at government buildings and NGO offices across the country from 3 p.m
https://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52358220101021
http://www2.irrawaddy.com/article.php?art_id=19793

2010: Death of A. Ayyappan, Indian poet, born on October 27,1949
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2010-10-22/thiruvananthapuram/28234488_1_poems-ayyappan-poetry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Ayyappan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu6whMiEe7Q&feature=related

2011: US and N Korea reach deal over missing troops
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/10/20111022101237641920.html

2012: One of India’s most influential film-makers, Yash Chopra, dies from dengue fever in Mumbai, aged 80.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20023315

On 20 October in Asian history

1935 MaoTseTung-LongMarch

ON 20 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 20, 2019

1603: Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~borao/2Profesores/massacre.pdf

1868: In Japan, Beginning of the Battle of Hakodate between samurai, helped by French advisors, and the imperial army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hakodate

1884: Birth of Don Stephen Senanayake, first PM of Ceylon (1947-1952) who died on March 22, 1952
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/d-s-senanayake-7167.php

1887: Birth of Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, Japanese founder of a collateral branch of the Japanese imperial family, who died on April 12, 1981
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Yasuhiko_Asaka
http://www.moreorless.net.au/killers/asaka.html

1897: Birth of Yi Un, husband of the last Korean crown Princess Euimin (Yi Bangja), who died on May 1, 1970
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_Un

1906: Death of Ravi Varma, Indian painter, born on 29 April 1848
http://www.cyberkerala.com/rajaravivarma/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tbbcvjzIA4

1909: Birth of Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter, who died on October 20, 1993 (see also below)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugiyama_Yasushi
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Sugiyama+Yasushi&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=STSfTuDDBcqe-waHvNGDDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBIQ_AUoAQ&biw=1140&bih=519

1910: Birth of Chen Liting, Chinese director and playwright who died on August 27, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Liting

1927: Birth of Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, Indian poet who died on May 30, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunturu_Seshendra_Sarma

1928: Birth of Li Peng, Chinese prime minister (1987-1998), nicknamed “the butcher of Tian’anmen”
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/li-peng
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Peng

Li Peng 4X5

1934: Birth of Empress Michiko, wife of the Japan’s emperor Akihito
http://theesotericcuriosa.blogspot.fr/2011/02/behind-chrysanthemum-curtain-apparent.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Michiko_of_Japan

1935: In China, end of the Long March. Mao Zedong arrives to Yenan
http://www.history.com/topics/long-march
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/maos-long-march-concludes

1935 MaoTseTung-LongMarch

1944: General Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines when he commands an Allied assault on the islands, stepping ashore at Leyte, 2 1/2 years after he’d said, “I shall return.”


http://www.olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_ops_battles_1944philippines.php

http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/calendar.php?do=getinfo&day=2008-10-19&e=327&c=1
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/697/today-in-philippine-history-october-20-1944-general-douglas-macarthur-landed-in-palo-leyte-to-reclaim-the-philippines-from-the-japanese

1944: Birth of Nalin de Silva, Sri Lankan theoretical physicist, philosopher and a political analyst
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nalin_de_Silva

1945: In a plebiscite reportedly unanimous, Outer Mongolia declared its independence, later accepted by China
https://books.google.fr/books?id=xT9ZCAAAQBAJ&pg=PA1906&lpg=PA1906&dq=1945+Outer+Mongolia+declared+its+independence&source=bl&ots=qXEvptZj3i&sig=pJysSVa-jmIBJP_FAFa38pBLTE0&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0CD8Q6AEwBGoVChMImo6Rp_POyAIVgn4aCh13BwDm#v=onepage&q=1945%20Outer%20Mongolia%20declared%20its%20independence&f=false

1949: Official end of the Second Eastern Turkestan Republic existing in three districts of Xinjiang since November 12, 1944
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_East_Turkestan_Republic

1951: Opening of talks between Japan and South Korea to solve after World War II disputes

1958: In Thailand, a second coup d’état by army chief Sarit Thanarat takes place, allegedly because of the government failed to solve economic problems
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Sarit_Thanarat

1962: China launches an offensive again India positions in NEFA and Laddakh up to November 22


http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/story/india-china-war-of-1962/1/528159.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Indian_War
https://www.quora.com/Why-did-China-invade-India-in-1962

1962: Birth of Dave Wong, Hong Kong/Taiwanese singer-songwriter
http://www.lovehkfilm.com/people/wong_dave.htm

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

1962: Vong Savang, the son of the king of Laos Savang Vatthana is named crown Prince
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11724227

1967: Death of Shigeru Yoshida, Japanese Prime Minister (1946-1954), born on September 22, 1878
http://www.nndb.com/people/924/000111591/

1967: Birth of Marco Ngai, Hong Kong actor
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Marco_Ngai

1967: Thousands of demonstrators in Oakland, California, hold the biggest protest yet against the Vietnam war
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/20/newsid_3153000/3153144.stm

1969: The Sino-Soviet border negotiations resume in Beijing

1971: Second secret trip of Henry Kissinger to Beijing (up to 26)

1973: Dalai Lama makes first UK visit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/20/newsid_2489000/2489855.stm

1977: In Thailand, military coup d’état led by Kriangsak Chomanan ousts Tanin Kraivixien
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriangsak_Chomanan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanin_Kraivixien


1982: Julius Jayewardene is reelected president of Sri Lanka with 52,9 % of the votes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_presidential_election,_1982

1983: Birth of Takayuki Yamada, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takayuki_Yamada
http://www.jdorama.com/artiste.1357.htm

1986: Birth of Priyanka Sharma, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priyanka_Sharma

1988: Birth of Risa Niigaki, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risa_Niigaki

1993: Death of Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter, born on October 20, 1909 (see upper)
http://www.polamuseum.or.jp/english/collection/highlights5/
 https://www.google.fr/search?q=Sugiyama+Yasushi&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=MpdiUorJF8SW0AWy74HwDA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1188&bih=585

Yasushi Sugiyama

1999: Indian Parliament’s inaugural session after the BJP victory with Atal Bahiri Vajpayee as Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi as leader of the opposition
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/480132.stm

1999: Abdurrahman Wahid is elected the 4th president of Indonesia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/events/indonesia/profiles/351413.stm

2009: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono becomes the first president of Indonesia to be sworn in for a second term, consolidating political stability in the sprawling southeast Asian archipelago
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/2009102071717146398.html

2010: Death of Farooq Leghari, 8th president of Pakistan (1993-1997), born on May 29, 1940
http://pakistaniat.com/2010/10/19/farooq-leghari/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11584496

2010: 150 elected representatives to Pakistan’s parliament and regional assemblies have been suspended by the election commission for not declaring their assets. That decision means the legislators cannot attend house sessions or vote
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/10/20101018164549518963.html

2012: Bangladesh mutiny: 723 border guards jailed. Nearly 6,000 people have now been jailed for the mutiny over pay and conditions, which left 74 people dead.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20018665
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=254694

2013: Hong Kong Television Network: Protest over licence ruling. Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against what they see as a lack of government transparency and accountability.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24600971

2013: Jamalul Kiram III, 75 — who described himself as the « Sultan of Sulu » after a group of islands in the southern Philippines — died at a government hospital but remained defiant to the end.
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/88357/heir-of-sulu-sultanate-dies

2014: Widodo, the first Indonesian president not to come from the ranks of the country’s established political, business and military elite, took the oath of office in a ceremony at the parliament in the capital, Jakarta, attended by regional leaders and US Secretary of State John Kerry
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/new-indonesian-president-widodo-sworn-2014102041655878556.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/indonesia/11173758/Indonesia-new-president-who-is-Joko-Widodo.html

2015: Nearly 400 mostly elderly and frail South Koreans have reunited with family members in North Korea, in a tearful meeting more than 60 years after they were separated by the Korean War
http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/20/poignant-moments-as-korean-families-wrenched-by-war-meet-again/

 

On 19 October in Asian history

Russie 1956-10-19

ON 19 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 19, 2019

1276: Birth of Prince Hisaaki, 8th shogun of the Kamakura shogunate, who died on November 16, 1328
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Hisaaki

1851: Birth of Empress Myeongseong of Korea, assassinated on October 8, 1895
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Empress_Myeongseong
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2011/10/consort-profile-empress-myeongseong-of.html

1897: Birth of Salimuzzaman Giddiqui, Pakistani scientist, who died on April 14, 1994
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salimuzzaman_Siddiqui

1904: Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School

1910: Birth of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-born physicist (Nobel Prize 1983) who died on August 21, 1995
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1983/chandrasekhar/auto-biography/
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/19th-october-1910-indian-american-nobel-laureate-s.-chandrasekhar-was-born

1920: Birth of Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher, who died on October 25, 2003
http://www.iloveindia.com/spirituality/gurus/pandurang-shastri-athavale.html
http://www.dadaji.net/

1936: Death of Lu Xun, Chinese leftist writer, born on September 25, 1881
http://www.marxists.org/archive/lu-xun/index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu_Xun
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10068.html

lu-xun

1943: Local Chinese and native Suluks rise up against the Japanese occupation of North Borneo. The revolt, staged in the capital, Jesselton, resulted in the deaths of 40 Japanese soldiers

1950: The military of the People’s Republic of China take control of the town and the province of Chamdo, in eastern Tibet after the surrender of Tibetan leader Ngaboi Ngawang Jigme, governor of Chamdo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Tibet_(1950)
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/area/tibet-potomac/historical/taklha.html

1950: UN troops take Pyongyang, capital of North Korean
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pyongyang_(1950)
https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-19608700-stock-footage-on-october-th-the-united-nations-forces-take-over-pyongyang-capital-of-north-korea-as-the.html

1950: After the Chinese leadership finally settled the issue of armed intervention, the People’s Republic of China joins the Korean War by starting to send thousands of troops across the Yalu river to fight United Nations forces
http://www3.nccu.edu.tw/~lorenzo/Hao%20Chinas%20Decision.pdf
 http://english.people.com.cn/english/200010/26/eng20001026_53608.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10074.html

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

1954: First ascent of Cho Oyu Mount in Nepal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho_Oyu

1956: Japan and Soviet Union sign an agreement that put an end to the state of war between the two countries
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet%E2%80%93Japanese_Joint_Declaration_of_1956
http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~worldjpn/documents/texts/docs/19561019.D1E.html

Russie 1956-10-19

1956: Birth of Sunny Deol, Indian actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunny_Deol
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0219971/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6GPmdmNFdw

1962: Incidents between Indian and Chinese troops

1965: North Vietnamese troops launch a major assault on U.S. and South Vietnamese Special Forces Camp at Plei Me in the Central Highlands, 215 miles north of Saigon

1967: Birth of Yoko Shimomura, Japanese composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoko_Shimomura

1968: Yasunari Kawabata becomes the first Japanese person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1968/kawabata-docu.html
http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/index.php?id=384

1972: Henry Kissinger hold meetings in Saigon with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu to discuss the proposed peace treaty drafted by Kissinger and Le Duc Tho, the chief North Vietnamese negotiator in Paris

1979: Birth of Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer who died in a car accident on July 16, 1999
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiromi_Yanagihara

1981: Birth of Christian Bautista, Philippine singer
http://christianbautista.org/biography.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVTtA7EZ1S4

1993: Benazir Bhutto, fired in 1990, is Prime Minister of Pakistan for the second time, until November 1996
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/articletext.asp?artid=A085

2001: First US ground commandos actions in Afghanistan
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-10-21/news/0110210074_1_special-forces-afghanistan-two-service-members
http://english.pravda.ru/news/russia/20-10-2001/35124-0/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Rhino

2001: Death of renowned Chinese conductor Li Delun, born in 1917
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Delun-Li.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Delun

li-delun

2001: In Shanghai, opening of the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). First meeting of Jiang Zemin and Bush. The 20 heads of state or of government solemnly condemn the international terrorism
http://www.china.org.cn/english/12585.htm
https://apec.org/Meeting-Papers/Leaders-Declarations/2001/2001_aelm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10032.html

2010-10 Apec

2002: In Indonesia, Abu Bakar Bashir suspected of being the one who ordered the attacks against churchs on December 24, 2000 is arrested. The day before he had publicly pray for Ben Laden

2003: Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II
http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/homilies/2003/documents/hf_jp-ii_hom_20031019_mother-theresa.html

2007: Philippines. Amidst corruption controversies hounding the Arroyo administration, a bomb explosion rocked Glorietta 2, a shopping mall in Makati, which killed 11 and injured more than 100 people
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/65189/9-dead-100-hurt-in-suspected-terror-attack-at-Makati-mall

2009: Iran’s president accuses Pakistan of having links to the bombers who carried out a suicide attack on Sunday in the republic’s Sunni-majority southeast that left at least 42 people dead
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/10/2009101955217972717.html

2010: Beijing makes a new appeal for the return of relics looted by British and French troops from the Old Summer Palace in Beijing 150 years ago
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11576576

2011: Hong kong Cardinal Zen on hunger strike for freedom of education in schools
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Card.-Zen-on-hunger-strike-for-freedom-of-education-in-schools-22950.html

2011: Death of Kakkanadan, Indian author, born on April 25, 1935
http://www.thehindu.com/arts/malayalam-writer-kakkanadan-dead/article2550870.ece
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakkanadan

2011: First wave of French soldiers leave Afghanistan
http://www.france24.com/en/20111019-france-begins-troop-withdrawal-200-soldiers-head-home-afghanistan

2012: The United States invits Myanmar to the world’s largest multi-national military field exercise, a powerful symbolic gesture toward a military with a grim human rights record and a milestone in its rapprochement with the West
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/2012101910515790866.html

2012: In a rare challenge to Pakistan’s powerful generals, the country’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the military should stop interfering in politics
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121019-378696.html

2013: Death of one of the best playback singers in the Pakistani film industry, Zubaida Khanum; after suffering a fatal heart Attack
http://tribune.com.pk/story/621460/zubaida-khanum-leaves-behind-a-legacy/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24601883

2013: Police in the Maldives stop a presidential election from going ahead, plunging the country into fresh political uncertainty.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24591768
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/10/maldives-cancels-re-run-presidential-poll-2013101924449765987.html

2013: Death of K. Raghavan, Indian tabla player and composer, born on December 2, 1913 http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/K-Raghavan-a-rare-genius-Pinarayi/2013/10/20/article1845562.ece
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._Raghavan

2014: North Korean troops approached the demarcation line separating the two sides, prompting South Korean soldiers to fire warning shots
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29681682

2018: Bhutan Voters opt for new party DNT to form government in its Third General Election
https://thewire.in/south-asia/bhutan-elections-druk-nyamrup-tshogpa-dnt
http://www.kuenselonline.com/bhutan-votes-for-change/

On 18 October in Asian history

1860-10-18 Palais d'ete après

ON 18 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 18, 2019

325: Death of Jin Mingdi, Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty, born in 299
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Ming_of_Jin

1127: Birth of Go-Shirakawa, 77th emperor of Japan (1155-1158), who died on 24 April 1192
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Shirakawa

1130: Birth of Zhu Xi, Chinese philosopher who died on April 23, 1200
http://www.iep.utm.edu/zhu-xi/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhu_Xi

1480: Death of Uhwudong, Korean dancer and poet, born in 1440
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uhwudong

Uhwudong

1561: Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima – Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Fourth_Battle_of_Kawanakajima

1565: Ships belonging to the Matsura clan of Japan fail to capture the Portuguese trading carrack in the Battle of Fukuda Bay, the first recorded naval battle between Japan and the West
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fukuda_Bay

1653: Birth of Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1709-1713) who died on November 17, 1713
http://janvanriebeeck.blogspot.fr/2013/01/biography.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cZehTAy-E0

1735: Death of Yongzheng, 4th Qing emperor (1722-1735). Qianlong becomes the new emperor
https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Yongzheng_Emperor

1804: Birth of king Mongkut (Rama IV) (1851-1868) who died on 1st October 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongkut

1860: Convention of Beijing putting an end to the Second Opium war. The western forces loot and burn the Imperial Summer Palaces of Qingyi yuan and Yuanming yuan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_of_Peking
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pekings-summer-palace-destroyed

1860-10-18 Palais d'ete avant

1860-10-18 Palais d'ete après

1870: Birth of Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Japanese scholar, who died on July 12, 1966
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Suzuki-D.html

Teirato Suzuki

1893: Birth of Georges Ohsawa, Japanese founder of Macrobiotics who died on April 23, 1966
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Ohsawa

1907: End of the Second Peace Conference. Signature of the Hague Convention
http://www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/FULL/195

1941: Appointed on October 14, Japanese War Minister Hideki Tojo announces his goverment (up to July 1944)
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Hideki_Tojo.aspx
http://www.jacar.go.jp/english/nichibei/popup/pop_21.html

1947: Vice-admiral Michiaki Kamada, condemned as a war criminal by a Dutch military Court is hanged, born in 1890
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michiaki_Kamada
http://historyinpictures.tumblr.com/post/2975268859/the-execution-of-leonard-siffleet-australian

1950: Birth of Om Puri, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0700875/bio

1950: The Defense minister Ramon Magsaysay orders the arrest of  José Lava, general secretary of the Communist Party of the Philippines
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Jose+Lava
http://philippines-islands-lemuria.blogspot.fr/2011/10/18-october.html

1952: During the French Vietnam War, Vietminh offensive in Thai zone

1952: Birth of Bao Ninh, Vietnamese novelist
https://prabook.com/web/bao.ninh/3720562
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/nov/19/books.booksnews

BAO NINH

1954: The elected representatives of the French establishment in India decide to joint India

1955: A communiqué from Emperor Bao Dai’s office in Paris announces that he has dismissed Ngo Dinh Diem from the premiership and annulled his powers

1956: Death of Yoshio Markino, Japanese painter and author, born on January 26, 1870
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshio_Markino
https://rbkclocalstudies.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/the-artist-in-the-mirror-world-yoshio-markino/
http://charleslister.net/page6.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbLbT3VuV2E

1961: Death of Tsuru Aoki, Japanese actress, born on September 9, 1892
http://www.silentera.com/people/actresses/Aoki-Tsuru.html

1962: Birth of Min Ko Naing, Burmese activist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min_Ko_Naing
http://cogitasia.com/the-leaderboard-min-ko-naing/

1965: Birth of Zakir Naik, Indian Islamic speaker and doctor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zakir_Naik
http://www.ilovezakirnaik.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxk5AAA5FbI

1965: The Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) is forbidden

1972: Visit of Henry Kissinger to Saigon (up to October 22)

1974: Birth of Candy Lo, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and actress
http://wiki.d-addicts.com/Candy_Lo

1976: Death of Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Indian poet, born on September 10, 1895
http://chaibisket.com/14646-2/
http://www.poemhunter.com/viswanatha-satyanarayana/biography/

1976: Birth of Zhou Xun, Chinese actress and singer
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0955782/bio
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhou_Xun


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a86nCI4uL7Q

1979: Birth of Jothika, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyothika_Saravanan

1984: Birth of Freida Pinto, Indian actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freida_Pinto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FExWX9U5CKg

1991: In Cambodia, the People’s Revolutionary Party (PRPK), led by Hun Sen, renounces to Marxism-Leninism, admits multiparty system and change its name for Cambodian People Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Revolutionary_Party_of_Kampuchea

1995: Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), dies at 94
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-iri-maruki-1578671.html
http://imaginationwithoutborders.northwestern.edu/artists/maruki/

iri-maruki

2001: In the frame of the international war against terrorism, for the first time, the Japanese Lower Chamber authorizes, for a short time, the sending of Japanese forces out of the Japan defense line

2002: Death of Roman Tam, Hong Kong singer, born on February 16, 1950
http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/people.asp?id=990

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

2004: Burma Prime Minister Khin Nyunt is «permitted to retire on health ground» but in fact put under of house arrest
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3756052.stm

2004: Veerappan, Indian bandit and smuggler, is killed. Born on January 18, 1952
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/890783.cms
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/18th-october-2004-indian-bandit-and-smuggler-veerappan-was-killed

2006: In Cambodia, Funcipec Party (Royalist) expels his chairman, Prince Norodom Ranarridh after he destroyed chance with the ruling party of Hun Sen. His successor is Keo Puth Rasmey

2007: After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to her homeland Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto’s convoy, killing over 100 in the cheering crowd, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escaped uninjured
http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Benazir+Bhutto/Former+Prime+Minister+Benazir+Bhutto+Returns/JBBGY2GRzku

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEeriLz1-6g

2008: Death of Xie Jin, Chinese film director, born on November 21, 1923
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xie_Jin
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/oct/20/china-xie-jin-film
http://english.cctv.com/program/e_documentary/series/10/index.shtml

Xie Jin 2

2010: China’s Vice-President Xi Jinping is named vice-chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission, in a move widely seen as a boost to his likely succession of President Hu Jintao
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/in_depth/china_politics/leadership/html/6.stm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-11569053

2010: Burma will not allow any foreign election observers or international media into the country for its first poll in two decades, the head of the election commission says
http://www.france24.com/en/20101018-myanmar-burma-says-no-foreign-monitors-media-allowed-poll

2011: North Korea and the US held talks on restarting efforts to recover the remains of US troops killed during the Korean War, after a six-year halt.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15348707

2013: Japanese cabinet minister Shindo visits shrine to war dead. The visit comes a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his third ritual offering to the shrine since returning to office in December. Abe has not visited the shrine in person to avoid further straining ties with China and South Korea.
http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/18/controversial-visit-to-shrine-of-japanese-war-dead-sparks-tension-with-china/
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2013-10/18/content_17041783.htm

2013: Death of Ravuri Bharadhwaja, Indian author, poet, and critic, born on July 7, 1927 http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/ravuri-bharadwaja-a-simple-man-with-simple-narrative/article4630744.ece
http://www.drravuribharadwaja.com/biograghy.php

2017: Xi Jinping delivers his report to CPC 19th congress, stressing socialism with Chinese characteristics in new era
http://www.ecns.cn/2017/10-18/277457.shtml
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2115858/key-points-xis-speech-chinas-communist-party-congress
http://live.china.org.cn/2017/10/17/opening-ceremony-of-the-19th-cpc-national-congress/

On 17 October in Asian history

ON 17 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 17, 2019

1748: In India, British forces raise the siege of Pondicherry, defended by French Dupleix
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/siege_pondicherry_1748.html

1817: Birth of Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual who died on March 27, 1898
http://cssexam2013.blogspot.fr/2012/10/sir-syed-ahmad-khan.html

1862: The Qing government adopts the Huanglong flag as the national flag in its first version (will become rectangular in 1889)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Qing_dynasty

1862-10-17 first Qing flag

1887: Foundation of the Indochina Union including the French protectorates of Cambodia, Annam and Tonkin
http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Indochina+Union

1898: Birth of Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese violin teacher who died on January 26, 1998
http://www.internationalsuzuki.org/shinichisuzuki.htm

1904: The Russians are finaly driven back by the Japanese in the Battle of Shaho that started on October 5; both sides suffer high casualties: Japanese (16,000) and Russians (60,000)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shaho
http://59297586.weebly.com/battle-of-shaho.html
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Battle_of_Shaho

1904-10-17 Battle of Shaho

1908: Birth of Kenji Miyamoto, Japanese communist leader who died on July 18, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenji_Miyamoto_(politician)

1919: Birth of Zhao Ziyang, reformist premier of China (1980-1987) then General Secretary of the CCP (1987-1989), ousted because he was opposed to the repression of the Tiananmen Square students movement
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/zhao-ziyang-8911.php

1929: Mohammed Nadir Shah proclaims himself, king of Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammed_Nadir_Shah

1936: Birth of Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroo_Kanamori

1943: The 415-km Thailand Burma railroad ( Death Railway ) between Bangkok, Thailand and Rangoon, Burma is completed. During the construction of the railway approximately 13,000 prisoners of war and 100,000 civilians. Part of the railway was “The Bridge on the River Kwai” which was later made into a movie.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/10382906/Burma-Railway-British-POW-breaks-silence-over-horrors.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFMmJMNRv-Q

1947: In London, Clement Attlee and Thakin Nu sign the “Treaty between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Provisional Government of Burma Regarding the Recognition of Burmese Independence and Related Matters”
http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/1947_treaty.htm

1947: Birth of Simi Garewal, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simi_Garewal

1950: Local leader Ngapo Ngawang Jigme accepts the capitulation of Chambo, one of the three parts of Tibet, to China
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chamdo
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2012/05/road-map-of-entering-tibet-1950-1951-he.html
http://historicaldocs.blogspot.fr/2013/03/the-fall-of-chamdo-tibetan-account.html

1950-10-17 Chute Chambo

1950: Americano-Siamese security agreement

1951: In Pakistan, the 2nd Governor-General Khawaja Nazimuddin becomes the 2nd Prime Minister (until April 1953) and Ghulam Mohammad becomes the 3rd Governor-General (until October 1955)
http://www.pakistanherald.com/profile/khawaja-nazimuddin-1176
http://www.storyofpakistan.com/person.asp?perid=P012

1952: Birth of Jahnu Barua, Indian film director
http://www.indiaonline.in/about/personalities/filmpersonalities/jahnu-barua
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0059395/

1953: Signature of a friendship and association treaty between France and Laos

1953: Franco-Cambodian agreement on the transfer of competences in military matters

1967: Death of Puyi the last Chinese emperor, born on February 7, 1906
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puyi
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/modernchina/fl/Puyi.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Emperor
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10024.html

Puyi et Li shuyi 1960

1968: Yasunari Kawabata becomes the first Japanese to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
https://blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/yasunari-kawabata-winner-of-the-nobel-prize-in-literature
http://www.washburn.edu/reference/bridge24/Kawabata.html

kawabata

1972: South Korean president Park Chung-hee proclaims martial law
 
http://countrystudies.us/south-korea/14.htm

1974: Birth of Dhondup Wangchen, Tibetan director and producer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhondup_Wangchen
http://freetibetanheroes.org/hero-profiles/dhondup-wangchen/

 

http://vimeo.com/50220285#

1981: Death of Kannadasan Indian author, poet, and songwriter, born on June 24, 1927
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannadasan

1987: Birth of Bea Alonzo, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea_Alonzo



http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2e9g1_she-will-be-loved_creation

1987: Death of Abdul Malek Ukil,Bangladeshi politician, born on October 1, 1925
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Malek_Ukil

1992: Death of Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician, born on May 28, 1912
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Johannes

1992: Birth of Sam Concepcion, Filipino performer and actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Concepcion
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2120205/

1998: Death of Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist, born in 1920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakim_Said

2002: US Secretary in charge of Asia, James Kelly, says to the Congress that during its travel to Pyongyang, the North Koreans recognized that they have carried on their nuclear program

2003: Taipei 101 become the World’s tallest highrise building at 1,671 feet after the pinnacle is fitted on the roof
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=18
http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201510140021.aspx

2003: Eunuchs in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics

2005: Death of Ba Jin, famous Chinese writer
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4351760.stm
ba-jin-3

2007: The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal
http://www.dalailama.com/messages/acceptance-speeches/congressional-gold-medal

2009: Pakistan’s military begin its campaign against the Taliban in South Waziristan, long-promised after a series of deadly attacks by Taliban fighters across the country
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/10/2009101755843246925.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8311927.stm

2009: Thousands of “red shirt” protesters rally in Bangkok, seeking a royal pardon for Thaksin Shinawatra, the country’s fugitive former prime minister
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/20091017161556498994.html

2011: Ninth Tibetan, a Nun, Immolates Herself in Anti-China Protest

2012: Death of Kōji Wakamatsu, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter, born on April 1, 1936
http://www.screendaily.com/japanese-director-koji-wakamatsu-dead-at-76/5047904.article
http://www.bfi.org.uk/news/obituary-wakamatsu-koji

2013: Death of Sein Win, a renowned journalist in Myanmar who championed press freedom and endured three stints in prison as he chronicled several decades of his country’s turbulent history, at age 91.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/114545/sein-win-force-for-press-freedom-in-burma-dies/

2014: China and Vietnam agree to “address and control” maritime disputes, Chinese state media said, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have spoiled relations between the two countries and other neighbours
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618397/china-vietnam-pledge-address-and-control-maritime-disputes

2014: India’s homemade subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay, capable of carrying a nuclear payload and considered similar to the US Tomahawk cruise missile, is test-fired for the second time from the missile testing center in the eastern state of Odisha
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/india-tests-first-domestic-cruise-missile-20141017104129418564.html

2017: Declassified US files reveal new details of Indonesia’s mid-60s mass killings
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/17/indonesia-anti-communist-killings-us-declassified-files