Historical Events

by / on June 4, 2012 at 11:24 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1615 – Siege of Osaka!

Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle in Japan. The Siege of Osaka was a series of battles undertaken by the Tokugawa shogunate against the Toyotomi clan, and ending in that clan’s destruction. Divided into two stages (Winter Campaign and Summer Campaign), and lasting from 1614 to 1615, the siege put an end to the last major armed […]

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by / on June 3, 2012 at 5:44 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1991 – Mount Unzen Erupts in Japan!

Historical Events Today: 1991 – Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history. Mount Unzen is an active volcanic group of several overlapping stratovolcanoes, near the city of Shimabara, Nagasaki Prefecture, on the island of Kyūshū, Japan’s southernmost main island. In 1792, the collapse of one of its several lava domes triggered a megatsunami that killed about 15,000 […]

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by / on May 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1869 -Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan.

The Republic of Ezo was a short-lived state established by former Tokugawa retainers in what is now known as Hokkaidō, the large but sparsely populated northernmost island in modern Japan. After the defeat of the forces of the Tokugawa Shogunate in the Boshin War (1869) of the Meiji Restoration, a part of the former Shogun’s navy led by Admiral Enomoto […]

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by / on May 15, 2012 at 10:33 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

1932 – The May 15 Incident!

Historical Events Today: 1932 – The May 15 Incident: in an attempted Coup d’état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed. Inukai Tsuyoshi was a Japanese politician and the 29th Prime Minister of Japan from 13 December 1931 to 15 May 1932. Inukai was born to a former samurai family of the Niwase Domain, in Niwase village, Bizen […]

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 9:47 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1869 – The Naval Battle of Hakodate takes place in Japan.

The Naval Battle of Hakodate was fought from 4–10 May 1869, between the remnants of the Tokugawa shogunate navy, consolidated into the armed forces of the rebel Ezo Republic, and the newly formed Imperial Japanese Navy. It was one of the last stages of Battle of Hakodate during the Boshin War, and occurred near Hakodate in the northern Japanese Island […]

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by / on May 3, 2012 at 9:56 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1947 – Japan forms a constitutional democracy.

The Constitution of Japan is the fundamental law of Japan. It was enacted on 3 May 1947 as a new constitution for postwar Japan. The constitution provides for a parliamentary system of government and guarantees certain fundamental rights. Under its terms the Emperor of Japan is “the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people” and exercises […]

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by / on April 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1930 – US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty!

The London Naval Treaty was an agreement between the United Kingdom, the Empire of Japan, France, Italy and the United States, signed on April 22, 1930, which regulated submarine warfare and limited naval shipbuilding. Ratifications were exchanged in London on October 27, 1930, and the treaty went into effect on the same day. It was registered in League of Nations […]

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