Archive for April 5th, 2012

by / on April 5, 2012 at 10:45 AM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today:1288-Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan.

Emperor Go-Fushimi (April 5, 1288 – May 17, 1336) was the 93rd Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1298 to 1301. This 13th century sovereign was named after his father, Emperor Fushimi and go-(後), translates literally as “later;” and thus, he is sometimes called the “Later Emperor Fushimi”. The Japanese […]

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by / on April 5, 2012 at 10:26 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1609-Daimyo of the Satsuma Domain in southern Kyūshū, Japan, completes his successful invasion of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in Okinawa.

Shimazu Tadatsune was a tozama daimyo of Satsuma, the first to hold it as a formal fief (han) under the Tokugawa shogunate, and the first Japanese to rule over the Ryūkyū Kingdom. As lord of Satsuma, he was among the most powerful lords in Japan at the time, and formally submitted to Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1602, to prove his loyalty, […]

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