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Wars, conflicts and strategy on 8 October in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 8 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 8, 2019

1184: In Japan, during the Genpei War, Minamoto no Noriyori launches a new campaign in the Chugoku region with 30,000 warriors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genpei_War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Noriyori
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C5%ABgoku_region

1856: Qing officials boarded the Arrow, a Hong Kong registered ship, and imprisoned twelve Chinese sailors. The Arrow incident was the start of the Second Opium War (1857-1860)
http://joan-druett.blogspot.fr/2011/10/8-october-1856-arrow-incident-and-more.html
http://archive.spectator.co.uk/article/12th-october-1956/12/the-lorcha-arrow-and-the-second-china-war
http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2007/10/08/second-opium-war-arrow-incident-begins-conflict.htm
 1856-10-08-arrow-incident
1884 : During the Sino-French war, Battle of Tamshui (Taiwan)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tamsui
https://danshuihistory.blogspot.fr/2009/03/blog-post.html?spref=fb

1932: The Indian Air Force is established
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-october-1932-the-indian-air-force-comes-into-being

1941: The Battle of Changsha (September 6 – October 8, 1941) was Japan’s second attempt in taking the city of Changsha, China, the capital of Hunan Province as part of the second Sino-Japanese War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Changsha_(1941)

1950: Mao Zedong decides the foundation of a Voluntary Corps for Korea

1952: Talks on armistice between United Nations and North Korea are suspended so long the problem of the prisoners of war is not solved

1954: After the French defeat in Vietnam, Vietminh (communist guerilla) occupy Hanoi

1968: In the Vietnam War, United States and South Vietnamese forces launch Operation Sealords in the Mekong Delta
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Sealords

1970: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon’s October 7 peace proposal for an end of the Vietnam War as “a maneuver to deceive world opinion.”
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communists-reject-nixons-peace-proposal

1972: In Paris, first round of secret talks between U.S. Kissinger and Vietnam Le Duc Tho. Their agreement is rejected by Hanoi

1998: Taliban forces attack Iranian border posts. Iran said that three border posts were destroyed before the Taliban forces were forced to retreat.

2009: Kabul blast outside India embassy in Afghanistan. At least 12 people are killed and more than 80 injured in a car bomb explosion
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8296137.stm

 

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