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Wars, conflicts and strategy on 12 December in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 12 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 12, 2018

1936: In what is called “Xi’an incident” the generalissimo of Republic  of China, Chiang Kai-shek, is arrested by general Zhang Xueliang who demands an  alliance with the Red Army to fight the Japanese invaders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xi%27an_incident
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11643.html
https://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=242

1937: Japanese aircraft shell and sink US gunboat Panay on Yangzijiang  in China. (Japan will apologize and eventually paid US $2.2 million in  reparations)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panay_incident

1941: Fifty four Japanese A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field,  Philippines. Jesus Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off;  Cesar Basa, Philippine Air Force and World War II hero is killed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Villamor

1941: After the December 8 Japanese attack on the Philippines, American  aircraft being entirely destroyed on the ground, lacking air cover, the  American Asiatic Fleet in the Philippines withdrew to Java

1941: USMC F4F “Wildcats” sink the first 4 major Japanese  ships off Wake Island

1941: India declares war on Japan

1948: During the Malayan emergency, Scots Guards allegedly massacre 24  unarmed civilians in the village of Batang Kali
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/3897147.stm

1963: Despite December 6 call from Soviet Union to appease the  contraversy, the People’s Daily accuses the Soviet of betraying Marxism

1979: Coup d’état of December Twelfth: South Korean Army Major General  Chun Doo-hwan orders the arrest of Army Chief of Staff General Jeong Seung-hwa  without authorization from President Choi Kyu-ha, alleging involvement in the  assassination of ex-President Park Chung Hee
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coup_d%27%C3%A9tat_of_December_Twelfth

1996-India and Bangladesh sign the sharing of the Ganges water treaty
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~ahmad20m/politics/treaty96text.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharing_the_water_of_the_Ganges

2002: Pyongyang announces that because the deliveries of oil by Korean  peninsula Energy Development Organization (Kedo) have been suspended, North  Korea reactivates its nuclear plants
http://www.kedo.org/

2012: North Korea successfully launches its first satellite, using a Unha-3 carrier rocket. Immediatly condemned by the UN security council
http://www.space.com/18867-north-korea-rocket-launch-satellite.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-20690338
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20697922