Wars, conflicts and strategy on 6 August in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICT AND STRATEGY ON 6 AUGUST IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 6, 2019

1945: The first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima

1945-08-06 Hiroshima 8h15

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/6/newsid_3602000/3602189.stm
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2015/08/atomic-bomb-1945-destruction-150805160108614.html

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtSt5XZ7fq4&feature=related

1965: During the Shantou or “Eight six” naval battle, Taiwanese submarine chaser Jianmen is torpedoed and sunk by PLA navy
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/7618.html
http://www.soviet-empire.com/ussr/viewtopic.php?f=149&t=50411

1969: In Xinjiang, new border clash between China and Soviet Union

1973: American forces bomb « by mistake » the city of Neak Leung in Cambodia killing and wounding hundreds of civilians
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neak_Leung

1975: Khmers Rouge ask to Thailand the opening of negotiations for diplomatic relations

1976: Thailand recognizes the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

2014: Japan’s defence white paper for 2014 criticises China’s air defence identification zone, which declared unilaterally in November over the East China Sea, as dangerous, asserting the move could result in “unintended consequences,” and expressed strong concern over China’s expansion of military power

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) – Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima



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