Wars, conflicts and strategy on 30 October in Asian history


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Updated on October 30, 2018

758: Guangzhou (Canton) is sacked by Arab and Persian pirates

1226: Tran Thu Do, head of the Tran clan of Vietnam, forces Ly Hue Tong, the last emperor of the Ly dynasty, to commit suicide

1859: Rear Admiral Rigault de Genouilly quits his command in Annam (Vietnam) cheered by his soldiers

1945: British Major General Hawthorn flies to Surabaya from Jakarta. Sukarno, Hatta, Mallaby, and Hawthorn sign a cease-fire. Five hours later Mallaby is killed.  British bombard Surabaya as punishment, thousands are left dead or homeless

1954: In Pondicherry (India), for the last time, at 6 o’clock, as the sun sets, the French flag is lifted off the mast

1963: During the Vietnam War, First massive attack of the National Liberation Front against Bien

1965: During the Vietnam War, just miles from Da Nang, United States Marines repel an intense attack by wave after wave of Viet Cong forces,  killing 56 guerrillas

2009: South Korea announces its decision to dispatch military forces  to Afghanistan to augment Korean civilian operations, but said the troops would be strictly noncombat. Korea will send about 300 troops and police officers

2009: Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou calls on China to withdraw  missiles targeting the island to ensure peace between the two former bitter  rivals

2013: In a rare crossing to North, a group of South Korean lawmakers cross the fortified border into North Korea to visit a jointly run industrial park that recently re-opened after military tensions caused a five-month closure.


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