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Taiwan - Historical Events
Date Event
1661-04-29

Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan

1683-10-03

The Qing Dynasty naval commander Shi Lang reaches Taiwan (under the Kingdom of Tungning) to receive the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang and Liu Guoxuan after the Battle of Penghu.

1892-10-10

Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan

1895-05-08

China cedes Taiwan to Japan under Treaty of Shimonoseki

1911-10-10

Sun Yat-sen's revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan Natl Day)

1945-09-09

Japanese in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies

1945-10-25

Japanese surrender Taiwan to Gen Chiang Kai-shek

1946-12-25

Constitution accepted in Taiwan

1947-02-28

Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan

1947-02-28

228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.

1947-12-25

Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law)

1949-10-01

Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa

1949-11-29

Nationalist regime of China leaves for Taiwan/Formosa

1949-12-07

Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan

1950-07-27

Pres Harry Truman promises aid to Taiwan

1954-11-02

Taiwan & US sign military pact

1957-05-24

Anti-American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan

1958-08-23

Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy.

1963-09-11

Typhoon Gloria strikes Taiwan killing 330, with $17.5 million damage

1964-02-11

Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France

1971-10-25

UN votes to expel Chinese Nationalist-ruled Taiwan & admit Red China

1971-10-26

UN votes to replace Taiwan with China

1974-02-28

Taiwan police shoots into crowd

1978-12-31

Taiwan's final day of diplomatic relations with US

1981-02-28

China PR throws out Neth ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan

1987-07-14

Taiwan ends 37 years of martial law

1987-07-15

State of siege ends in Taiwan

1991-08-24

Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0

1992-09-14

1st subway car completed to be exported from US (to Taiwan)

1994-04-26

Taiwan Airbus A-300 crashes at Nagoya Japan, 262 killed

1996-03-23

Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.

1998-06-02

The CIH computer virus is discovered in Taiwan.

1998-10-28

An Air China (Mainland China) jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.

1999-09-21

Chi-Chi earthquake occurs in central Taiwan, leaving about 2,400 people dead.

2000-10-31

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members

2002-01-01

Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.

2002-05-25

China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.

2003-03-02

The first International Symposium on Taiwan Sign Language Linguistics is held at Chung Cheng University.

2004-01-26

A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.

2005-01-29

The first direct commercial flights from the mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines carrier landed in Beijing.

2006-12-26

The 2006 Hengchun earthquake with 7.1 magnitude hit Taiwan.

2007-02-13

Taiwan opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou resigns as the chairman of the Kuomintang party after being indicted by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office on charges of embezzlement during his tenure as the mayor of Taipei; Ma also announces his candidacy for the 2008 presidential election.

2009-01-13

Global shipping experiences a drop in trade, as exports from South Korea dropping an annualised 30%, with Taiwan and Japan experiencing a 42% and 27% drop respectively

2010-02-22

Taiwan's economy exits from the recession with 9.22% growth in the last quarter of 2009 after increased demand from China and other key markets in the region

2012-10-23

12 people are killed and 40 are injured in a hospital fire in Tainan, Taiwan

2012-12-09

13 people are killed and 10 are injured after a bus rolls of a cliff and falls 100 meters in Taiwan

2013-04-10

Japan and Taiwan sign an agreement on fishing rights around the Senkaku Islands

2014-07-23

44 people are killed after TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashed into buildings in Taiwan

2015-11-07

Leaders of China and Taiwan hold first talks since bitter 1949 split

2016-02-05

Magnitude-6.4 earthquake shocks Taiwan

2016-05-20

New Taiwan President Omits One-China Policy in First Speech

2016-05-20

Asia Pacific|Taiwan Installs 1st Woman President Amid Tension With China

2016-05-20

New Taiwan president pledges peace, urges China to drop historical baggage

2016-06-06

Taiwan says won't recognize Chinese air defense zone over South China Sea

2016-12-03

Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, an Affront to China

2016-12-03

Trump breaks US policy stance with direct Taiwan call

2017-03-05

Premier Li says China will resolutely oppose Taiwan independence

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Taiwan - Birthdays
Date Event
1914-01-10

Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (d. 2000)

1923-01-15

Lee Teng-hui, president of ROC (Taiwan), head of KMT (1988- )

1933-07-10

Chuan-Kwang Yang, Taiwan, decathlete (Olympic-silver-1960)

1944-03-15

Chi Cheng, Taiwan, sprinter/80m hurdler (Oly-Bronze-68)

1946-05-18

Frank Hsieh, former Premier of Taiwan

1948-04-25

Yu Shyi-kun, former Premier of Taiwan

1955-08-20

Ned Overend, Taipei Taiwan, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1957-03-29

Boris Komnenic, Taiwan Canasta

1960-01-29

Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)

1972-02-08

Marcus Pollard, Kindness of Strangers (Taiwan)

1973-03-21

Chiou Hai Ta, Miss Taiwan ROC Universe (1997)

1973-06-16

Malan Breton, Malan Breton a Journey to Taiwan

1973-09-03

Chen Hsiao-Fen, Miss Universe-Taiwan ROC (1996)

1973-10-19

Shi Ting Wang, Tainan Taiwan, tennis star (1994 Taipei)

1987-03-15

Taiwan Brown, video jockey

1987-03-15

Taiwan Brown, Dean's List

Taiwan - Deaths
Date Event
1987-10-21

Ying-Chin Ho, Taiwan government official, dies at 88

1988-01-13

Chiang Ching-huo, president of Taiwan (1978-88), dies at 69

1993-12-24

Yen Chia-kan, PM/Pres of Taiwan (1963-72, 75-78), dies

2000-10-04

Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (b. 1914)

2016-12-05

General Tso's Chicken creator dies in Taiwan aged 98


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