Wars, conflicts and strategy on 24 October in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 24 OCTOBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 24, 2019

1567: Akbar and his Mughal troops start the four-month siege of Chitod in restive Rajasthan

1844: Treaty of Whampoa (Huangpu) between France and China
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Whampoa

1860: Following the Second Opium War, Article 6 of the Convention between China and the United Kingdom stipulates that China has to cede the part of Kowloon Peninsula south of present day Boundary Street, Kowloon, and Hong Kong (including Stonecutters Island) in perpetuity to Britain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundary_Street
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonecutters_Island

1894: During the first Sino-Japanese war, battle of Jiuliancheng
http://sinojapanesewar.com/invasionofChina.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jiuliancheng

1894-10-24 Battle of Jiuliancheng

 1943: The Provisional Government of Free India formally declares war on Britain and the United States of America
http://www.gktoday.in/provisional-government-of-free-india-singapore-october-1943/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azad_Hind

1944: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zhuikaku and the battleship Musashi are sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf (Philippines)
http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/worldwari1/p/leytegulf.htm

1945: The Republic of China is a founding member and a Security Council standing member of the United nations

1948: In the local elections, the French territories in India, except Chandernagor vote for the French Union

1954: Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-president-pledges-support-to-south-vietnam

1962: After 4 days of attacks, China proposes to India a cease-fire rejected by New Delhi on 27
 
http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Globespotting/1962-war-what-if-there-was-no-unilateral-ceasefire-by-china/
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/indo-prc_1962.htm

1966: In Manila, President Johnson meets with other Allied leaders and they pledge to withdraw troops from Vietnam within six months if North Vietnam “withdraws its forces to the North and ceases infiltration of South Vietnam
http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/sites/default/files/documents/manila-summit-communique.pdf

1966-10-24 Manila conference

1989: The Khmer Rouge take control of Pailin area on the Thailand border

2009: Pakistan’s troops capture the key Taliban town of Kotkai in South Waziristan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8323660.stm

2009: A senior North Korean diplomat holds face-to-face talks with an American counterpart during a rare visit to the United States. The North Korean, Ri Gun, is the deputy negotiator in stalled talks on North Korea’s nuclear program
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8324465.stm

2014: China launches an unmanned spacecraft to test technologies to be used in the Chang’e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country’s first moon mission with a return to Earth
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2014-10/24/content_15182263.html http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/439382/china-launches-first-mission-to-moon-and-back



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