Post Tagged with: "Anglo-Satsuma War"

by / on October 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM / in Famous Birthdays, History Today

Famous Birthdays Today: 1840 – Kuroda Kiyotaka, Prime Minister of Japan.

Count Kuroda Kiyotaka (黑田 清隆, 16 October 1840 – 23 August 1900), also known as Kuroda Ryōsuke (黑田 了介), was a Japanese politician of the Meiji era. He was the second Prime Minister of Japan from 30 April 1888 to 25 October 1889. Kuroda was born to a samurai-class family serving the Shimazu daimyo of Kagoshima, Satsuma domain in Kyūshū. […]

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by / on August 15, 2012 at 2:43 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1863 – The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United Kingdom!

The Bombardment of Kagoshima, also known as the Anglo-Satsuma War (薩英戦争), took place on 15–17 August 1863 during the Late Tokugawa shogunate. The British Royal Navy was fired on from coastal batteries near the town of Kagoshima and in retaliation bombarded the town. The British were trying to exact a payment from the daimyo of Satsuma following the Namamugi Incident […]

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