wars, conflicts and strategy on 19 March in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 19 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 19, 2019

1279: In China, a Mongol victory in the naval Battle of Yamen ends the Song dynasty. In the battle, Chinese Emperor Bing is drown
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yamen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Bing_of_Song

1571: Spanish troops occupy Manila
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manila_(1570)

1853: In China, the Taiping reform movement occupies and makes Nanjing its capital until 1864
http://taipingrebellion.com/yangtze.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2657.html

1945: World War II: Off the coast of Japan, a dive bomber hits the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, killing 724 of her crew. Badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under her own power

http://ww2today.com/19-march-1945-hundreds-killed-as-uss-franklin-hit-by-sneak-bomber
http://www.ussfranklin.org/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o82ASjYJDbw

1947: The Nationalists troops of Chiang Kai-shek capture Yan’an (Yenan), the communist capital of Mao Zedong
http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-4/mswv4_18.htm

1949: The Light Cruiser Chongqing (ex HMS Aurora) who joined the communist forces is bombed by the Guomindang planes in Yantai (Shandong) and will sink on March 21
http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/cl/roc/chongqing-300-dh/dh-index.html

1949-03-19 Chongqing cruise

1966: The South Korean Assembly votes to send 20,000 additional troops to Vietnam to join the 21,000 Republic of Korea (ROK) forces already serving in the war zone
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seoul-agrees-to-send-additional-troops

1972: India and Bangladesh sign a friendship treaty
http://www.commonlii.org/in/other/treaties/INTSer/1972/6.html

1973: Opening at La celle-Saint-Cloud (France) of long negotiations between the Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG) of the Vietcong and a delegation of the Saigon government

2012: An international judge resigns from the UN-backed Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal, citing political interference by Cambodia’s government after he tried to investigate more suspects. Judge Laurent Kasper-Ansermet, the Swiss co-investigator, whose predecessor Siegfried Blunk quit for similar reasons, said he had been constantly undermined by his Cambodian counterpart, You Bunleng.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/2012319143340854125.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17432484

2015: Japan and China held security talks after a four-year hiatus because of simmering territorial tensions with the two sides agreeing to hold meetings « more frequently » to speed up a thaw in once-frozen relations, officials
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31957664



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