Archive for October 14th, 2012

by / on October 14, 2012 at 8:02 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1867 – Masaoka Shiki, Japan, haiku & tanka poet/diarist (Salt Water Ballads).

Masaoka Shiki (正岡 子規, October 14, 1867 – September 19, 1902), pen-name of Masaoka Noboru (正岡 升), was a Japanese poet, author, and literary critic in Meiji period Japan. Shiki is regarded as a major figure in the development of modern haiku poetry. He also wrote on reform of tanka poetry. Some consider Shiki to be one of the four […]

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by / on October 14, 2012 at 7:49 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Tokugawa Yoshinobu Resigns as the Last Tokugawa Shogun!

Historical Events today: 1867 – 15th & last Tokugawa Shogun resigns in Japan. Tokugawa Yoshinobu (徳川 慶喜) (also known as Keiki; October 28, 1837 – November 22, 1913) was the 15th and last shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan. He was part of a movement which aimed to reform the ageing shogunate, but was ultimately unsuccessful. After resigning in […]

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