Chinese History (Part 3)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 725

  • 1924-05-31 China recognizes the USSR
  • 1924-09-03 Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai)
  • 1924-11-24 General Feng Yu-Hsiang, a warlord from the north of China, turns on his allies and seizes Peking
  • 1925-05-30 In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty.
  • 1926-03-06 China asks for a seat on 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, California
  • 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

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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
  • 1932-02-18 Japan proclaims and names Manchukuo state in north east China
  • 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 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 San Francisco
  • 1937-07-07 Japanese and 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", American musical fantasy film directed by Victor Fleming and King Vidor, 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
  • 1941-06-05 World War II: At least 4,000 people who hid in a tunnel die after a Japanese air attack on the Chinese city of Chongqing

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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.

World RecordPoon Lim's 133 Day South Atlantic Odyssey

1942-11-23 Chinese steward Poon Lim begins 133 days adrift after British ship SS Benlomond torpedoed by german U-boat and he is the sole survivor
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  • 1943-01-11 US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
  • 1943-02-25 Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front
  • 1943-04-05 Chinese steward Poon Lim is found off the coast of Brazil by a Brazilian fisherman family after being adrift 133 days, after British ship SS Benlomond torpedoed by german U-boat
  • 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 and US armed 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 Japanese ships in Battle of South China Sea
  • 1945-01-28 General "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell and 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 derails and falls into a river in Canton, China
  • 1947-12-25 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 East China Sea killing 1,100
  • 1948-12-04 SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River, China, sinks killing 2,750
  • 1949-01-22 Chinatown telephone exchange in San Francisco is closed
  • 1949-01-27 Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 323

  • 1949-09-25 Inshan Ali, cricketer (big-spinning WI chinaman bowler 1971-77)
  • 1950-07-13 Ma Ying-jeou, President of the Republic of China, former mayor of Taipei, former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT)
  • 1950-09-02 Yuen Wah, Chinese actor and stuntman
  • 1951-08-22 Gordon Liu [Chia-Hui Liu or Jin-Hsi Shin], Chinese actor (Kill Bill, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin), born in Guangdong, China
  • 1951-11-14 Zhang Yimou, Chinese film director (Let Live, Raise the Red Lantern), born in Xi'an, China
  • 1952-02-04 Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
  • 1952-08-12 Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
  • 1953-04-23 James Russo, American actor (My Own Private Idaho, China Girl), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestXi Jinping

1953-06-15 Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (2012-) and President of the People's Republic of China (2013-), born in Beijing

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

Person of interestMo Yan

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

Person of interestLi Keqiang

1955-07-01 Li Keqiang, Chinese Premier of the State Council and China's head of government, born in Dingyuan County, Anhui Province

Premier of China Li Keqiang
Premier of China
Li Keqiang
  • 1955-12-28 Liu Xiaobo, Chinese writer and human rights activist, born in Changchun, China (d. 2017)
  • 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
  • 1957-05-13 Carrie Lam, Chinese politician, Chief Executive of Hong Kong (2017-), born in Hong Kong

Person of interestAi Weiwei

1957-08-28 Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist and activist (Sunflower Seeds, Remembering), born in Beijing, China

Artist, Activist Ai Weiwei
Artist, Activist
Ai Weiwei
  • 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 (Emil Chau), Hong Kong-born singer and actor, born in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
  • 1961-03-21 Wei Wang, US table tennis player (Olympics 1996), 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 ( Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies), born in Ipoh, Malaysia
  • 1962-08-08 Suzee Pai, actress (Big Trouble in Little China), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1962-10-05 Johnny Huang, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1963-01-15 Lijuan Geng, Hebei China, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963-03-17 Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor
  • 1963-04-16 Hu Na, China, tennis star

Person of interestJet Li

1963-04-26 Jet Li [Li Lianjie], Chinese Singaporean 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 1996), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1963-08-22 Lily Yip, US table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1963-09-01 David Zhuang, China, US table tennis player (Olympics 1996)
  • 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, tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1"), born in Hunan, China (d. 1982)
  • 1964-07-14 Barbara Chiu, Canada table tennis player (Olympic 33-92, 96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1964-10-13 Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese astronaut

Person of interestJack Ma

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

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • 1965-06-21 Yang Liwei, Chinese astronaut
  • 1965-12-31 Gong Li, Chinese actress ( Farewell My Concubine), born in Shenyang, China
  • 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, Taiwanese-born American entrepreneur (co-founder of Yahoo!, Inc.), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1969-04-09 Amy Feng, Tianjin China, US table tennis player (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969-06-28 Tichina Arnold, American actress, born in Queens, NYC, New York

Person of interestLei Jun

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 Chen Li-Ling, Chinese tennis star (1995 Futures-Austin TX), born in Xiangtan, Hunan, China
  • 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 fantasy fiction writer (Perdido Street Station), born in Norwich, England
  • 1972-11-25 Kevin Han, US badminton player (Olympics 1996), 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, Hong Kong singer and actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 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

Person of interestChai Jing

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
  • 1976-03-12 Zhao Wei, Chinese actress
  • 1976-11-24 Chen Lu, China, figure skater (Olympic bronze 94)
  • 1977-07-08 Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player
  • 1977-09-18 Li Tie, Chinese footballer
  • 1977-09-30 Sun Jihai, Chinese footballer
  • 1977-11-13 Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer
  • 1978-06-16 Jasmine "Fish" Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer (Courage), born in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
  • 1978-08-16 Fu Mingxia, Chinese female diver, born in Wuhan, China
  • 1978-09-05 Zhang Zhong, Chinese-Singaporean chess player, born in Chongqing, China
  • 1979-01-29 Sui Feifei, Chinese basketball player
  • 1979-02-09 Zhang Ziyi, Chinese actress
  • 1979-03-05 Tang Gonghong, Chinese weightlifter
  • 1979-08-27 Tian Liang, Chinese diver
  • 1979-09-21 Jaymee Ong, Chinese-Australian model
  • 1979-10-05 Yao Chen, Chinese actress and Sina Weibo personality, born in Shishi City, Quanzhourn
  • 1979-10-07 Tang Wei, Chinese actress
  • 1980-09-12 Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player, born in Shanghai
  • 1981-01-08 Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
  • 1981-03-14 Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese-born pianist
  • 1981-03-27 JJ Lin, Chinese singer (Music Voyager), born in Singapore
  • 1981-09-16 Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress and singer (My Fair Princess), born in Qingdao, Shandong
  • 1981-10-15 Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
  • 1982-06-04 Jin, Chinese-American rapper
  • 1982-10-07 Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist
  • 1982-10-09 Shi Jun, Chinese footballer
  • 1982-12-04 Ho-Pin Tung, Dutch-Chinese racing driver

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