Chinese History (Part 3)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 703

  • 1925-05-30 In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.
  • 1926-03-06 China asks for a seat in the Security council

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1926-05-22 Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1927-01-19 British government decides to send troops to China
  • 1927-03-05 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property
  • 1927-04-18 Chiang Kai-shek forms anti-government in China
  • 1927-05-18 Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood Calif
  • 1927-05-22 8.3 Nan-Shan earthquake strikes Tsinghai, China, over 40,900 killed
  • 1927-05-27 Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war
  • 1927-11-09 Giant Panda discovered, China

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1927-12-02 Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black announces to the Geological Society of China that the ancient human fossils from Zhoukoudian, China are a new species which he has named 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Davidson Black
  • 1928-02-03 Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black reports his findings on the ancient human fossils found at Zhoukoudian, China in the journal Nature and declares them to be a new species he names 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')
  • 1928-05-03 Japanese atrocities in Jinan, China.
  • 1928-06-04 President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents.
  • 1928-09-07 Sophie Treadwell's "Machinal" premieres in NYC
  • 1928-09-27 The Nationalist Republic of China is recognised by the United States.
  • 1928-09-28 US acknowledge Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek
  • 1928-10-10 Chiang Kai-shek becomes Director of the State Council of China
  • 1928-10-22 China expels all Russian instructors & civil servants
  • 1929-05-19 General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-shek government
  • 1929-07-17 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China
  • 1929-08-11 Russian-Chinese border fights
  • 1931-08-12 Yangtzee River floods after heavy rain crumbles dikes in China
  • 1931-09-18 To create a pretext for the invasion of Manchuria, China, a railway explosion is faked by the Japanese

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1931-11-07 Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • 1931-12-09 Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol
  • 1931-12-28 Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as President of Nanjing-China
  • 1932-02-04 Japanese troops occupy Harbin, Manchuria
  • 1932-02-20 Japanese troops occupy Tunhua China
  • 1932-03-09 Former Chinese emperor Henry Pu-Yi installed as head of Manchuria
  • 1932-05-05 Japan & China sign a peace treaty
  • 1932-06-19 Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China
  • 1932-06-29 USSR & China sign non-aggression treaty
  • 1932-12-12 USSR & China resume diplomatic relations
  • 1932-12-25 7.6 magnitude earthquake ravages Qansu, China, kills 275
  • 1933-07-01 The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.
  • 1933-09-25 5th "extermination campaign" against communists in Nanjing China
  • 1935-06-09 Ho-Umezu Agreement: the Republic of China, under KMT administration, recognizes Japanese occupations in Northeast China.
  • 1935-10-20 Communist forces end their Long March at Yan'an, in Shaanxi, China, bringing Mao Zedong to prominence
  • 1935-11-22 Flying boat "China Clipper" takes off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
  • 1936-06-28 The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.
  • 1936-11-09 American fashion designer Ruth Harkness captures a panda cub (Su Lin) in China - becomes 1st live panda cub to enter the US
  • 1936-12-12 Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan
  • 1936-12-18 Su-Lin, 1st giant panda to come to US from China, arrives in SF
  • 1937-07-07 Japanese & Chinese troops clash at the Marco Polo Bridge, beginning of Second Sino-Japanese War
  • 1937-07-15 Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China
  • 1937-08-14 China declares war on Japan
  • 1937-08-25 Japanese fleet blockades Chinese coast
  • 1937-12-12 Japanese aircraft shell & sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologized & eventually paid US $2.2M in reparations)
  • 1938-06-17 Japan declares war on China
  • 1938-09-27 League of Nations declares Japan the aggressor against China

Film release premierFilm Premier

1939-08-15 "The Wizard of Oz", premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, starring Judy Garland (Dorothy), Ray Bolger (Scarecrow), Jack Haley (Tin Man), Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion), Frank Morgan (Wizard), Billie Burke (Glinda), and Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch)

  • 1940-09-26 Japanese troops attack French Indo-China
  • 1941-01-17 Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-shek open fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.

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1941-07-24 FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1941-07-27 Japanese forces land in Indo-China
  • 1941-12-09 China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
  • 1941-12-20 World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.
  • 1943-01-11 US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
  • 1943-02-25 Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front
  • 1943-09-01 Chiang Kai-shek again becomes Chairman of the Nationalist Government of China
  • 1944-01-18 1st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts
  • 1944-04-24 1st Boeing B-29 arrives in China "over the Hump"
  • 1944-05-10 Chinese offensive in West-Yunnan
  • 1944-05-17 Chinese/US arm forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma
  • 1944-05-23 Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front
  • 1944-05-27 Japanese advance in Hangkhou China
  • 1944-06-19 Japanese troops conquer Changsha China
  • 1945-01-12 US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Jap ships in Battle of South China Sea
  • 1945-01-28 Gen "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell & truck convoy reopen Burma Road to China
  • 1945-03-01 Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi
  • 1945-03-06 Chinese 38th division occupies Lashio
  • 1945-03-09 Japanese proclaim "independence" of Indo-China
  • 1945-05-08 Chinese counter attack at Tsjangte, supports by 14th air fleet
  • 1945-07-26 Declaration of Potsdam: US, Britain and China demand the Japanese surrender during WWII
  • 1945-08-16 Puyi, the last Chinese Emperor and ruler of Manchukuo is captured by Soviet troops
  • 1945-09-09 Japanese in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies
  • 1945-10-11 Chinese civil war begins between Kuomintang government led by Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong's Communist Party

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1945-11-27 Gen George Marshall named special US envoy to China

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall

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1946-12-19 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1947-03-07 The Kuomintang and Communist Party of China resume full-fledged Civil War.
  • 1947-07-10 200 die when train derailed & fell into a river in Canton, China
  • 1947-12-25 The Constitution of the Republic of China comes into effect.
  • 1948-04-07 A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.
  • 1948-04-19 Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China
  • 1948-05-18 The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking.
  • 1948-09-01 Communist form North China People's Republic
  • 1948-10-15 China's Red army occupies Chinchov
  • 1948-12-03 Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea killing 1,100
  • 1948-12-04 SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River, China, sinks killing 2,750 die
  • 1949-01-22 Chinatown telephone exchange closed
  • 1949-01-27 Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China
  • 1949-04-23 Chinese Red army conquers Nanjing
  • 1949-05-25 Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai
  • 1949-07-30 British warship HMS Amethyst escapes down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff
  • 1949-09-02 Fire in riverfront area kills 1,700 (Chungking China)
  • 1949-09-03 Fire in Chiang-king, China, destroys 7,000 lives
  • 1949-09-21 Chinese Communist leaders proclaim People's Republic of China

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 311

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1955-02-17 Mo Yan, Chinese novelist and nobel laureate (Red Sorghum Clan, The Republic of Wine), born in Gaomi, Shandong, China

Novelist Mo Yan
Mo Yan
  • 1955-11-30 Gordon Liu, Chinese actor
  • 1956-03-13 Dana Delany, American actress (Colleen McMurphy-China Beach, Exit to Eden), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-01-14 Anchee Min, Chinese writer
  • 1958-07-17 Wong Kar-wai, Chinese film director (In the Mood for Love), born in Shanghai
  • 1958-11-16 Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)
  • 1959-04-17 Elizabeth Lindsey, actress (China Beach)
  • 1960-12-22 Wakin Chau, Chinese singer
  • 1961-03-21 Wei Wang, US table tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Beijing, China
  • 1961-04-26 Joan Chen, [Chen Chong], Chinese-American actress (Heaven & Earth, The Last Emperor), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1962-05-10 Garry Daley, keyboard (China Crisis-Christian)
  • 1962-06-09 Eddie Lundon, rocker (China Crisis-Christian)
  • 1962-08-06 Michelle Yeoh, Chinese-Malaysian actress
  • 1962-08-08 Suzee Pai, actress (Big Trouble in Little China), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1962-10-05 Johnny Huang, table tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1963-01-15 Lijuan Geng, Hebei China, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1963-03-17 Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor
  • 1963-04-16 Hu Na, China, tennis star

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1963-04-26 Jet Li, Chinese actor and martial artist (Romeo Must Die, Unleashed), born in Beijing, China

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li
  • 1963-06-25 Si-An Deng, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1963-08-22 Lily Yip, US table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1963-09-01 David Zhuang, China, US table tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1963-09-08 Li Ning, Chinese gymnast
  • 1963-11-04 Wang Shu, Chinese Architect, born in Ürümqi, Xinjiang
  • 1964-06-19 David Freedman, cricketer (NSW left-arm Chinese bowler since 1990)
  • 1964-06-23 Yun Lou, Chinese gymnast
  • 1964-06-26 Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, became tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1")
  • 1964-07-14 Barbara Chiu, Canada table tennis player (Oly-33-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1964-10-13 Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese astronaut

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1964-10-15 Jack Ma, Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba Group, born in Hangzhou

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • 1965-06-21 Yang Liwei, Chinese astronaut
  • 1965-12-31 Gong Li, Chinese actress
  • 1966-01-08 Loretta Lee, [Lee Lai Chan], China, actress (Happy Ghost)
  • 1966-10-10 Bai Ling, Chinese-born American actress (The Crow, Red Corner)
  • 1968-11-06 Jerry Yang, Chinese American entrepreneur (Yahoo!, Inc.)
  • 1969-04-09 Amy Feng, Tianjin China, US table tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1969-06-28 Tichina Arnold, Queens, actress (Ryan's Hope, Sharla-All My Children)

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1969-12-16 Lei Jun, Chinese Businessman and founder of Xiaomi Inc, born in Xiantao, Hubei

Founder of Xiaomi Inc Lei Jun
Founder of Xiaomi Inc
Lei Jun
  • 1970-04-06 Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer
  • 1970-04-29 China Forbes, American singer and songwriter (Pink Martini)
  • 1970-08-30 Michael Wong Guang Liang, Chinese Malaysian singer
  • 1971-01-25 China Kantner, American actress and daughter of Grace Slick, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1971-01-26 Min Tang, Hunan China, tennis star (1995 Futures-Canberra AUS)
  • 1971-02-06 Brad Hogg, cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996)
  • 1971-03-13 Li Chen, Changsha China, tennis star (1995 Futures-Austin TX)
  • 1971-06-28 Tichina Arnold, American actress
  • 1971-09-27 Li Yapeng, Chinese actor
  • 1971-10-29 Ma Huateng [Pony Ma], Chinese entrepreneur (Tencent), born in Chaoyang District, Shantou
  • 1972-01-11 Yang Wenyi, Chinese swim star (WR/OR 50m freestyle)
  • 1972-09-06 China Miéville, English writer
  • 1972-11-25 Kevin Han, US badminton player (Olympics-96), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1973-01-01 Fang Li, Hunan China, tennis star (1991 Futures-Bilbao-ESP)
  • 1973-01-19 Wang Junxia, Chinese long distance runner, born in Jiaohe, Jilin
  • 1973-04-06 Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
  • 1973-09-13 Kelly Chen, Chinese singer
  • 1974-01-17 Yang Chen, Chinese footballer
  • 1974-04-16 Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director
  • 1974-10-13 Hawick Lau, Chinese actor and singer
  • 1974-10-18 Zhou Xun, Quzhou, Zhejiang, Chinese actress and singer (Suzhou River, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress)
  • 1975-07-17 Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician
  • 1975-10-29 Kelly Lin, Chinese actress

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1976-01-01 Chai Jing, Chinese broadcaster, author and documentary maker (Under the Dome), born in Linfen, Shanxi Province

Journalist and Environmental Activist Chai Jing
Journalist and Environmental Activist
Chai Jing

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths