WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 20 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on 20 November 2018
762: During the An Shi Rebellion, Tang Dynasty, with the help of Bogu, khan of the Uyghur Huihe tribe, recaptured Luoyang from the rebels
1873: Francis Garnier captures Hanoi, the capital of Tonkin where he will be killed by the Black Flag Army on December 21
1943: Beginning of the 76 hours Battle of Tarawa (Operation Galvanic). US Marines land on Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and suffer heavy loss
1944: First Japanese suicide submarine attack at Ulithi Atol, Carolines. The fleet oiler USS Mississinewa is sunk
1946: In the Battle of Marga (Indonesia), the resistance on Bali led by Ngurah Rai is defeated by Dutch forces
1950: During the Korea War, the US 7th Division, reaches the Yalu River on China border
1953: French General Navarre chooses Dien-Bien-Phu as strong position to stop Vietnamese communist offensive in Indochina
1962: In the war with India, Beijing starts the withdrawal of Chinese forces
1963: Cambodia renounces US aid and ask again for the neutralization of its country
1969: The Cleveland Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lay massacre in Vietnam
1970: The majority of United Nations General assembly vote for given to Beijing the seat of China to Beijing, but din’t obtains the 2/3 majority required
1971: Battle of Garibpur, one of the first engagements of between Indian and Pakistani troops during the Bangladesh Liberation War prior to the initiation of hostillities on 3 December 1971
1980: For the 2nd time, the General assembly of United Nations demands the withdraw of Soviet Union from Afghanistan
1988: Egypt and China announce that they would recognize the Palestinian state proclaimed by the Palestine National Council
1992: Xanana Gusmao, leader of the Fretilin, is captured in Timor. He will be sentenced to life in prison
1998: A Taliban-controlled Afghanistan court declares that Osama Bin Laden is “a man without a sin” in regard to US embassy bombing in Kenya and Tanzania
2011: The first trial of a suspect from Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence begins, in a widely-criticised court process that the government says will finally bring traitors to justice
2011: Afghan President Hamid Karzai wins the endorsement of tribal elders and community leaders to negotiate a 10-year strategic partnership with the US.
2012: French combat troops in Afghanistan are preparing to come home as their mission officially ends.
2012: Leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) decide to ask China to start formal talks “as soon as possible” on crafting a legally binding code of conduct in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) aimed at preventing violence over disputed territories.