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Wars, conflicts and strategy on 15 May in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 15 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 15, 2019

1817: Ambonese uprising against Dutch authority (modern Indonesia), under Thomas Matulesia (aka Kapitan Pattimura)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattimura
https://books.google.fr/books?id=UbZiAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA110&lpg=PA110&dq=1817+Ambonese+uprising+against+Dutch+authority&source=bl&ots=YmGull14-E&sig=XXOfPXrgnpH9tT4Wlj0MMmjfCMY&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjphJCBqdrMAhWDshQKHUGNDFwQ6AEITjAI#v=onepage&q=1817%20Ambonese%20uprising%20against%20Dutch%20authority&f=false

1868: A last uprise of the shogunate forces take place at the site of today’s Ueno park in Tokyo. Two thousand adherents of the old Tokugawa order were devastatingly crushed by imperial troops under the leadership of Saigo Takamori, the head of the Satsuma forces, in the bloody battle of Ueno
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Battle_of_Ueno

1904: During the Russo-Japanese War, the Russian minelayer Amur lays a minefield about 15 miles off Port Arthur and sinks Japan’s battleships Hatsuse, 15,000 tons, with 496 crew and Yashima
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Hatsuse

1932: In what is called the May 15 Incident, in an attempted coup d’état, the Japanese Prime Minister Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed by eleven young navy officers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_15_incident
http://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/17.html

1962: Responding to communist attacks in Laos, American President Kennedy orders an immediate build up of US troops in Thailand

1972: The island of Okinawa and Senkaku (claimed by China under the name of Diaoyutai), under US military governance since 1945, are reverted to Japanese control
http://japan.kantei.go.jp/noda/statement/201205/15okinawa_e.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4527.html

1988: After more than eight years of fighting in Afghanistan, the Soviet army begins its withdrawal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-begin-withdrawal-from-afghanistan
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4428.html

1989: Visit of Soviet Union leader Gorbatchev to China, first of a Soviet head of state since 1959. Full normalization of the relations between the two countries
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Sino-Soviet_Summit
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/05/16/world/gorbachev-meets-deng-in-beijing-protest-goes-on.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4810.html

1991: Jiang Zemin starts the first visit of a Chinese leader to the Soviet Union since the reconciliation between the two countries
http://articles.latimes.com/1991-05-18/news/mn-1671_1_soviet-official
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/4494.html

1991-06 Jiang à Moscou

1997: The United States government acknowledges the existence of the “Secret War” in Laos and dedicates the Laos Memorial in honor of Hmong and other “Secret War” vétérans

2011: Pakistan’s parliament demand an end to US drone strikes on its territory, as well as an independent probe into the May 2 raid by US forces that killed Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaeda leader, in Abbottabad
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/201151461340733845.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/14/world/asia/14pakistan.html?_r=1&ref=asia