Wars, conflicts and strategy on 19 December in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 19 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 19, 2018

1788: Chinese troops occupy capital Thang Long, in Vietnam

1899: During the Philippes-American war, General Henry Lawton is killed in the Battle of Paye near San Mateo
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/genlawtondies1899.htm
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1353/today-in-philippine-history-december-19-1899-general-lawton-was-killed-in-the-battle-of-paye-near-san-mateo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Paye

1934: Japan refuses to abide by the terms of Washington naval treaty of 1922 & 1930
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=45

1946: Vietminh (North Vietnam guerilla) revolts against the French in Tonkin and Cochin china. French are massacred in Hanoi. Start of the First Indochina War
http://alphahistory.com/vietnamwar/first-indochina-war/

1948: After the Indonesian Republican government refused the constitution proposed by Netherlands, this one break the truce, takes the Indonesia capital and arrest the members of the government
http://mypcdefender.blogspot.fr/2012/12/dutch-military-aggression-ii-december.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Kraai

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u66nzJb9Dc

1961: India annexes Goa, Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India

http://famousdaily.com/history/india-annexes-daman-and-diu.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1961_Indian_annexation_of_Goa

1961: Indonesian President Sukarno proclaims general mobilization. Indonesia invades Netherlands New Guinea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Trikora
http://wpik.org/Src/invasion.html

1964: In another bloodless coup, the South Vietnamese military junta of Nguyen Khanh dissolve the High National Council and arrest some of the members
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/another-bloodless-coup-topples-the-government-in-saigon

1966: In a letter to United Nations General Secretary U Thant, the United States ask to him to do his best for the beginning of discussions on an enduring cease-fire in Vietnam

1972: North Vietnam condemns US operation Linebacker raids
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-condemns-linebacker-raids

1984: Signature of the agreement between United Kingdom and China for the return of Hong Kong to China on 1st July 1997
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/19/newsid_2538000/2538857.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britain-agrees-to-return-hong-kong-to-china
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-British_Joint_Declaration
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11582.html

1984: China People’s Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor

1988: Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi arrives in China for a five days visit, a first in 35 years
http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/ziliao_665539/3602_665543/3604_665547/t18017.shtml
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090322/spectrum/main1.htm

1988-12-21 Gandhi-Deng

2010: Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of China praised Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism and promised to further advance the two countries’ strategic partnership and economic cooperation in a speech to the Parliament which capped his three-day visit to Pakistan
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/20/world/asia/20pstan.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12031476

2010: The U.N. Security Council meets in emergency amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula and a North Korean warning of a “catastrophe” if South Korea goes ahead with a live-fire drill. Russia called for the meeting, and Moscow wants the U.N.’s most powerful body to adopt a statement calling on North Korea and South Korea “to exercise maximum restraint” and urging immediate diplomatic efforts to reduce tensions
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12033330

 

Holidays and observances

India: Liberation day of Goa



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