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Wars, conflicts and strategy on 27 May in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 27 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 27, 2019

1644: Ming general Wu Sangui, who formed an alliance with the invading Manchus, opens the gates of the Great Wall of China at Shanhaiguan pass, letting the Manchus through towards the capital Beijing
http://epicworldhistory.blogspot.fr/2012/04/wu-sangui-wu-san-kuei-chinese-general.html
https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Wu_Sangui
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/history/ming/shanhaiguan-war.htm

1644: In China, Li Zicheng, who overthroned the Ming dynasty one month before, is defeated by the Manchus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Zicheng

1905: First day of the two-day Battle of Tsushima Straits, in which the Japanese annihited the Russian fleet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tsushima
https://www.thoughtco.com/russo-japanese-war-battle-of-tsushima-2361199
https://www.navyhistory.org.au/the-battle-of-tsushima-1905/

1944: Allies land on Biak island in New Guinea, starting Operation Horlicks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Biak
http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a550758.pdf

1944-05-27 Alied land on Biak

1949: The Chinese communist troops enter in Shanghai
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2805796
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Campaign

1965: United States warships begin bombardments of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam for the first time
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-warships-begin-bombardment-of-viet-cong-targets

1980: In South Korea, end of the repression against the Gwangju uprising when airborne and army troops retake the city from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4557315.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p5g7QuijhA

 2014: A Chinese fishing vessel rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, a Vietnamese state official said, amid a tense territorial confrontation over Beijing’s deployment of an oil rig
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10857750/Chinese-vessel-rams-and-sinks-Vietnamese-fishing-boat.html

 

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