Chinese History (Part 5)

China: Hong Kong - Macao

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 834

  • 1967-07-24 Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City
  • 1967-08-21 China reports downing of 2 US bombers
  • 1967-09-11 Indian/Chinese border fights
  • 1967-12-24 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1968-10-16 China reports removal of president Li Sjao-tji
  • 1968-12-27 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1969-03-02 Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)
  • 1969-03-15 Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute leaves 100s dead
  • 1969-04-23 Over 1000 square miles flooded in Shantung Province, China
  • 1969-04-24 Marshall Lin Biao named Mao's designated successor as the sole Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of China
  • 1969-09-22 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1969-09-29 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1970-01-04 More than 15,000 people are killed in Tonghai County, China after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
  • 1970-04-24 People's Republic of China launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"
  • 1970-07-12 Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway
  • 1970-08-19 The Chinese Community in South Africa is granted 'White' status
  • 1970-11-20 UN General Assembly accepts membership of People's Republic of China
  • 1971-04-10 US table tennis team arrives in People's Republic of China

Historic Event

1971-04-14 US President Richard Nixon ends blockade against People's Republic of China

Historic Event

1971-07-09 Henry Kissinger visits the People's Republic of China to negotiate a detente between the US and China

  • 1971-07-15 US President Richard Nixon announces he will visit the People's Republic of China
  • 1971-10-25 Belgium & People's Republic of China establish diplomatic relations
  • 1971-10-25 General Meeting of UN agrees to admit People's Republic of China
  • 1971-10-25 United Nations votes to expel the Chinese Nationalist ruled Taiwan and admit the Communist People's Republic of China
  • 1971-10-26 UN votes to replace Taiwan with China
  • 1971-11-10 US table tennis team arrived in China
  • 1971-11-18 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1971-11-23 China People's Republic seated in UN Security Council
  • 1972-01-01 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1972-02-17 US President Richard Nixon leaves Washington, D.C. for a groundbreaking trip to China

Nixon Meets Mao

1972-02-21 Richard Nixon becomes the first US President to visit China, normalizing relations between the countries in a meeting with Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing

  • 1972-02-28 US President Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China
  • 1972-03-18 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1972-04-16 Two giant pandas arrive in US from China
  • 1972-05-17 Netherlands & People's Republic of China exchange ambassadors
  • 1972-09-28 Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
  • 1972-09-29 Japan & People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations
  • 1972-11-22 US ends 22 year travel ban to China

Meeting of Interest

1973-02-17 US National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger meets Chinese leader Mao Zedong, where the latter jokingly offers to send 10 million Chinese women to the United States

  • 1973-02-22 US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Washington, D.C.
  • 1973-07-01 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
  • 1974-01-19 China and South Vietnam clash over the Paracel Islands, resulting in a Chinese victory

Terracotta Army Discovered

1974-03-29 Chinese farmers discover the Terracotta Army near Xi'an, 8,000 clay warrior statues buried to guard the tomb of China's 1st emperor, Qin Shi Huang

  • 1974-08-01 China's People's Liberation Army Navy, put into service ChangZheng 1, their first nuclear-powered submarine

Golden Globes

1975-01-25 32nd Golden Globes: "Chinatown", Jack Nicholson, & Gena Rowlands win

  • 1975-02-04 Haicheng earthquake, M 7.3, strikes Haicheng, Liaoning, China
  • 1975-08-03 500 drown when 2 river boats collide and sink in China's West River
  • 1975-08-08 As a result of rainfall from Typhoon Nina, the Banqiao Dam in China fails, causing the collapse of almost 6 million buildings and 229,000 deaths
  • 1975-10-26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Historic Event

1975-12-01 US President Gerald Ford visits People's Republic of China

  • 1976-01-06 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Historic Event

1976-02-04 Hua Guofeng becomes Premier of the People's Republic of China

  • 1976-03-08 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China

Historic Event

1976-04-07 Chinese Politburo fires vice-premier Deng Xiaoping

  • 1976-07-28 Tangshan Earthquake, 8.2 in magnitude kills over 240,000 Northern China in the largest loss of life from an earthquake in the 20th century
  • 1976-08-23 Heavy earthquake strikes China, 1,000s die
  • 1976-09-26 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1976-10-07 Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
  • 1976-10-17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1976-11-17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1977-09-17 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1978-03-15 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1978-04-03 European market & China signs trade agreement
  • 1978-07-13 Albania drops diplomatic relations with People's Republic of China
  • 1978-08-12 China & Japan sign peace treaty
  • 1978-10-14 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1978-10-23 China & Japan formally ends 4 decades of dissension
  • 1978-12-14 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC

Historic Event

1978-12-16 Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of People's Republic of China

  • 1979-01-01 US & China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations
  • 1979-01-29 Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, D.C.
  • 1979-02-17 China invades Vietnam, marking the start of the Sino-Vietnamese War
  • 1979-03-08 China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
  • 1979-03-14 Hawker Siddeley Trident plane crashes into a factory near Beijing, China, killing at least 200
  • 1979-04-08 People's Republic of China joins IOC
  • 1979-09-13 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1979-10-15 Chinese premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris
  • 1979-11-26 Intl Olympic Committee votes to readmit China after 21 years
  • 1980-05-18 People's Republic of China launches 1st intercontinental rocket
  • 1980-10-16 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1981-02-28 People's Republic of China throws out the Netherlands ambassador due to Dutch sales of submarines to Taiwan

Historic Event

1981-06-29 Hu Yaobang succeeds Hua Guofeng as Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

Historic Event

1981-07-26 New York Mayor Ed Koch is given the Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant

  • 1981-09-19 Satellites China 10 & 11 launched into Earth orbit by B-1 rocket

Film Release

1982-01-21 Shaolin Temple" martial arts film released, first Hong Kong feature filmed in China, directed by Chang Hsin Yen, starring Jet Li in his debut role

  • 1982-10-05 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1982-10-27 China announces its population has reached 1 billion plus people
  • 1982-11-30 US submarine Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in South China Sea
  • 1982-12-04 China adopts its constitution
  • 1983-01-25 China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life
  • 1983-05-04 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1983-06-06 Li Xiannian becomes President of the People's Republic of China and Deng Xiaoping the supreme commander
  • 1983-06-11 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
  • 1983-09-22 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"

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