Today in China History
Events 1 - 100 of 581
2333-10-03 BC - The state of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao.
0781-06-04 BC - Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse
0202-02-28 BC - Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four centuries of the Han Dynasty's rule over China
0141-03-09 BC - Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China.
0185-12-07 - Emperor Lo-Yang, China sees supernova (MSH15-52)
0221-03-15 - Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han and claims his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty.
0580-08-26 - Chinese invents toilet paper
0607-08-01 - Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).
0618-06-18 - Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries of the Tang Dynasty's rule over China.
0626-07-02 - In fear of assassination, Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Incident at Xuanwu Gate. On September 4, Shimin's father abdicates in his favour and Shimin becomes Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China.
0631-06-11 - Emperor Taizong of Tang, the Emperor of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk in order to persuade the release of enslaved Chinese prisoners who were captured during the transition from Sui to Tang from the northern frontier; this embassy succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women who were then returned to China.
0663-08-27 - Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage the combined naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; the outcome is a significant Tang-Silla victory, while the Japanese would not attempt another invasion of Korea until the Japanese invasions of Korea of the late 16th century.
0706-07-02 - In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang has the remains of Emperor Gaozong of Tang, his wife and recently-deceased ruling empress Wu Zetian, her son Li Xian, her grandson Li Chongrun, and granddaughter Li Xianhui all interred in a new tomb complex outside Chang'an known as the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang.
0755-12-16 - An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China.
0758-06-11 - Abbasid Arabs and Uyghur Turks arrive simultaneously at Chang'an, the Tang Chinese capital, in order to offer tribute to the imperial court. The Arabs and Turks bicker and fight over diplomatic prominence at the gate, in order to present tribute before the other. A settlement is reached when both are allowed to enter at the same time, but through two different gates to the palace.
0762-11-20 - Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire.
0764-11-12 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days.
0765-12-31 - Coffin of Ho-tse Shen-hui interred in a stupa built in China
0960-02-04 - The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song Dynasty period of China that would last more than three centuries.
0971-01-23 - In China, the war elephant corps of the Southern Han are soundly defeated at Shao by crossbow fire from Song Dynasty troops. The Southern Han state is forced to submit to the Song Dynasty, ending not only Southern Han rule, but also the first regular war elephant corps employed in a Chinese army that had gained the Southern Han victories throughout the 10th century.
1006-05-01 - Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus
1126-01-18 - Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong.
1181-08-06 - Supernova observed by Chinese & Japanese astronomers
1200-07-01 - In China, sunglasses are invented
1228-11-05 - Wu MeKuan, a collection of 48 Zen koans, compiled in China
1260-05-21 - Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire sends his envoy Hao Jing and two other advisors to the Song Dynasty court of Emperor Lizong of Song; while attempting to negotiate with the Song in order to resolve their conflict, Hao Jing and his fellow emissaries are imprisoned by order of the high Chancellor of China, Jia Sidao.
1271-12-18 - Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China.
1276-06-14 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Song Dynasty court hold the coronation ceremony for the young prince Zhao Shi, making him Emperor Duanzong of Song.
1279-03-19 - A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China.
1280-07-27 - Sogen Mugaku, founder of Engakuji temple arrives in Japan from China
1290-09-27 - Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000
1363-08-30 - Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang—are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history, during the last decade of the ailing, Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty.
1363-10-04 - End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history.
1368-01-23 - In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.
1384-08-16 - The Hongwu Emperor of Ming China, Emperor Dong, hears a case of a couple who tore paper money bills while fighting over them—a case considered equal to the act of destroying stamped government documents, which by law necessitated one hundred floggings by a bamboo rod. However, the Hongwu Emperor decided to pardon them, seeing as how their intention was not to tear up the money.
1405-07-11 - Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.
1449-09-08 - Battle of Tumu Fortress - Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.
1461-08-07 - the Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.
1517-08-15 - Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
1524-01-17 - Beginning of Giovanni da Verrazzano's voyage to find a passage to China.
1556-01-23 - Most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China
1556-01-23 - Heavy earthquake strikes Shaaxi China, kills 830,000
1603-10-20 - Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
1605-10-03 - Chinese uprising on Philippines, Tondo/Quiapo massacre
1626-02-27 - Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
1644-04-29 - Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China & flees Peking
1661-04-29 - Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
1662-02-01 - Dutch garrison on Formosa surrenders for Chinese pirates
1683-07-16 - Manchu/Chinese Qing Dynasty naval forces under commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
1689-09-08 - China & Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul)
1727-10-21 - Russian & Chinese accord to correct boundaries
1740-10-08 - Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia
1740-10-09 - Neth gov-general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia
1755-06-30 - Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
1784-02-22 - 1st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China," sails from NY
1786-06-10 - A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
1788-12-19 - Chinese troops occupy capital Thang Long Vietnam
1789-02-01 - Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long
1790-11-11 - Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China
1837-09-21 - Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry & china stores
1839-08-23 - British capture Hong Kong from China
1839-09-05 - The First Opium War begins in China.
1839-11-03 - 1st opium war - 2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks
1841-01-20 - China cedes Hong Kong to British
1842-08-29 - Gr Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war
1843-10-20 - 1st Chinese immigrant arrives in Suriname
1845-05-03 - Fire kills 1,600 in popular theater in Canton China
1848-02-02 - 1st ship load of Chinese arrive in SF
1852-01-03 - 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
1852-12-23 - 1st Chinese theater in US, Celestial John, opens in San Francisco
1854-11-28 - Dutch army stops Chinese uprising in Borneo
1856-09-02 - Tianjing's struggle Incident in Nanjing, China.
1856-10-08 - The Second Opium War or 2nd Anglo-Chinese War: begins with the Arrow Incident on the Pearl River.
1857-02-18 - Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo
1857-03-03 - Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China.
1858-06-29 - Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia
1860-09-21 - In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.
1868-03-31 - Chinese Embassy arrives aboard steamship China
1871-10-24 - Mob in LA hangs 18 Chinese
1875-01-12 - Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
1881-02-24 - China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
1882-05-06 - Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration
1882-09-03 - French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
1884-07-05 - US Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act
1885-09-02 - In Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners, who were struggling to unionize so they could strike for better wages and work conditions, attack their Chinese fellow workers, killing 28, wounding 15, and forcing several hundred more out of town.
1885-11-03 - Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses
1886-02-09 - Pres Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence
1886-03-01 - The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
1886-07-24 - China takes British protectorate of Burma
1887-09-28 - Gele River (Huang Ho) in China floods, kills about 1.5 million
1890-04-06 - French troops under capt Archinard occupy Segu, West-Sudan
1890-04-27 - French troops under Capt Archinard occupy Oussebougou West Sudan
1891-02-18 - Capt Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan
1891-02-24 - French troops under capt Archinard occupy Diena West Sudan
1893-08-10 - Chinese deported from SF under Exclusion Act
1893-11-29 - Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.
1894-03-17 - US & China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
1894-06-30 - Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
1894-09-15 - Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang
1894-11-19 - 1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 & 5 Ap)
Birthdays 1 - 100 of 290
0551-09-28 BC - Confucius, Chinese philosopher (founder of Confucianism), (d. 479 BC)
0772-03-01 - Po Tjiu-i, Chinese poet/governor of Hang-tsjow
1010-05-30 - Emperor Renzong of China (d. 1063)
1032-02-16 - Emperor Yingzong of China (d. 1067)
1036-12-19 - Su Tung-p'o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher
1037-01-25 - Su Tung-p'o, [J Sotoba], China, layman/poet/administrator [or Dec 19]
1048-05-25 - Emperor Shenzong of China (d. 1085)
1077-01-04 - Emperor Zhezong of Song Dynasty in China (d. 1100)
1082-11-02 - Emperor Huizong of China (d. 1135)
1100-05-23 - Emperor Qinzong of China (d. 1161)
1107-06-12 - Emperor Gaozong of China (d. 1187)
Philosopher Confucius (0551-09-28 BC) 1127-11-27 - Emperor Xiaozong of China (d. 1194)
1140-05-28 - Xin Qiji, Chinese poet (d. 1207)
1236-06-06 - Wen Tianxiang, Chinese prime minister (d. 1283)
1328-09-21 - Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)
1360-05-02 - Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)
1377-12-05 - Jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)
1378-08-16 - Hongxi Emperor of China (d. 1425)
1398-02-25 - Xuande, Emperor of China (d. 1435)
1427-11-29 - Zhengtong, Emperor of China (d. 1464)
1428-09-21 - Jingtai Emperor of China (d. 1457)
1447-12-09 - Chenghua, Emperor of China (d. 1487)
1491-10-26 - Zhengde, Emperor of China (d. 1521)
1507-09-16 - Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567)
1528-11-12 - Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (d. 1588)
1552-10-06 - Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China)
1563-09-04 - Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620)
1582-08-28 - Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620)
1587-01-05 - Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
1605-10-03 - Li Tzu-ch'eng, Chinese revolutionary, dethroned last Ming emperor
1606-09-22 - Li Zicheng, Chinese rebel (d. 1645)
Chinese Emperor Chongzhen (1611-02-06) 1611-02-06 - Chongzhen Emperor, 16th and last Ming Emperor of China (d. 1644)
1636-11-11 - Yen Jo-chu, Chinese scholar of Ch'ing dynasty
1638-03-15 - Shunzhi Emperor of China
1640-06-05 - Pu Songling, Chinese writer (d. 1715)
1654-05-04 - Kangxi Emperor of China (d. 1722)
1678-12-13 - Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)
1688-07-19 - Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (d. 1766)
1695-06-06 - Adriaen Valckenier, gov-gen Neth-Indies (1737-41)/killed 8,000 Chinese
1711-09-25 - Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)
1760-11-13 - Jiaqing, Emperor of China (d. 1820)
1782-09-16 - Daoguang, Emperor of China (d. 1850)
1794-04-23 - Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar (d. 1856)
1811-05-11 - Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese Siamese twins
1811-11-21 - Zeng Guofan, Chinese military (d. 1872)
1814-01-01 - Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (d. 1864)
1817-09-14 - Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Imense China)
1823-02-15 - Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli Canton
1831-07-17 - Xianfeng, Emperor of China (d. 1861)
1833-01-28 - Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)
1835-11-29 - Empress Dowager Cixi, Chinese ruler (d. 1908)
1852-01-12 - Joseph J C Joffre, French fieldmarshal (Indo China, Marne)
1857-03-22 - Paul Doumer, gov-genl of Indo-China/13th Pres of France (1931-32)
1859-09-20 - Yuan She-k'ai, Chinese general/president/dictator
1863-12-22 - Ch'i Pai-shih, China, traditional Chinese painter
1865-06-26 - Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China)
1866-11-12 - Sun Yat-sen, father of modern China (ROC & PRC) (traditional)
1867-09-07 - Camilod d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China)
1868-01-11 - Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (d. 1940)
1868-10-16 - Franz X Ritter von Epp, German general (China)
1872-07-28 - Albert P Sarraut, Fren gov-gen of Indo-China (1911..19)/PM (1933/36)
1873-02-23 - Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (d. 1929)
1878-10-29 - Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general (China, WW II)
1881-09-25 - Lu Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1936)
1883-03-19 - Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China)
1884-05-05 - Wang Tjing-Wei, premier China (1932-35)
1885-01-15 - Huang Yuanyong, Chinese writer (d. 1915)
1885-01-16 - Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)
1886-03-05 - Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
1887-10-31 - Chiang Kai-shek, Chekiang Province China, pres of Nationalist China
1887-12-25 - John Davidson, NYC, actor (Charlie Chan-Chinese Cat)
1888-10-06 - Li Ta-chao, co-founder with Mao Tse-tung (Chinese Communist Party)
1889-08-19 - Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese & Japanese
1890-02-02 - Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
1890-03-03 - Norman Bethune, Canada, Doctor in Spain & China
1890-12-28 - Frank Butler, Oxford England, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China)
1892-06-26 - Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, China, author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938)
1892-11-16 - Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)
1893-01-27 - Soong Ching-ling, Chinese wife of Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)
Chinese Prime Minister Mao Tse-Tung (1893-12-26) 1893-12-26 - Mao Tse-Tung [Zedong], Chinese Prime Minister (1949-76), (d. 1976)
1894-07-18 - Bernard Wagenaar, Arnhem Holland, composer (3 Songs for Chinese)
1894-10-22 - Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (d. 1961)
1895-03-03 - Matthew B Ridgway, US gen (WW II/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO)
1895-07-19 - Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (d. 1953)
1895-12-04 - Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher (d. 1990)
1896-03-22 - He Long, Chinese marshal (d. 1969)
1896-07-04 - Mao Dun, Chinese writer (d. 1981)
1896-09-10 - Ye Ting, Chinese military leader (d. 1946)
1897-01-15 - Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
1897-04-28 - Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician (d. 1986)
1897-12-02 - Rewi Alley, NZ, writer (Americans in China)
1898-03-05 - Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)
1898-03-10 - Cy Kendall, St Louis Mo, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown)
1898-04-03 - Henry R Luce, Tengchow China, publisher (Time, Fortune, Life)
Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai (1898-03-05) 1898-05-18 - Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
1899-02-03 - Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)
1899-06-10 - Raoul Salan, Fr/Indochina/Algeria (leader OAS)
1899-09-23 - Marcel Dalio, [Israel Blauschild], Paris France, actor (China Gate)
1900-12-08 - Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (d. 1990)
1901-08-26 - Chen Yi, Chinese communist military commander and politician (d. 1972)
Weddings 1 - 9 of 9
1996-02-15 - Chinese actress Gong Li (30) weds Singapore-born businessman Ooi Hoe Seong (46) at Singapore's Registry of Marriages
1996-12-30 - "The Last Emperor" Chinese actress Vivian Wu (30) weds producer-director Oscar Costo (43) in Shanghai, China
1998-07-12 - "Dynasty" actress Catherine Oxenberg (36) weds "Chinatown" film producer Robert Evans (68) in Beverly Hills, California
1999-09-19 - Chinese martial artist Jet Li (36) weds actress Nina Li Chi (37) in Los Angeles
2006-09-18 - Chinese movie actor Nicholas Tse (26) weds HK actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung (26) at Palawan island in the Philippines
2007-07-12 - World's tallest man who measures 7'9" Bao Xishun (56) weds Xia Shujian (28) in a traditional Mongolian ceremony at the tomb of Kublai Khan in Beijing, China
2007-08-06 - NBA Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (27) weds Chinese women's national basketball team member Ye Li (26) at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai
2012-08-09 - "Martin" and "Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds St. John's University's basketball assistant coach Rico Hines at Oasis Oceanfront Estate in Honolulu, Hawaii
2012-08-18 - Former "Martin and Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds Rico Hines in Honolulu, Hawaii
Deaths 1 - 100 of 163
0210-09-10 BC - Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China.
0195-06-01 BC - Gaozu of Han of China
0635-06-25 - Emperor Gaozu, first emperor of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (b. 566)
0649-07-10 - Li Shimin, Emperor of China (b.599)
0808-08-03 - P'ang Yun, [Layman P'ang], Exemplary Zen practitioner, dies in China
0976-11-14 - T'ai tsu, emperor of China/founder of Sung-dynasty, dies
1063-04-30 - Emperor Renzong of China (b. 1010)
1067-01-25 - Emperor Yingzong of China (b. 1032)
1072-09-22 - Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)
1085-04-01 - Emperor Shenzong of China (b. 1048)
1100-02-23 - Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076)
1101-07-28 - Su Tung-p'o, Chinese poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, dies at 64
1135-06-04 - Emperor Huizong of China (b. 1082)
1141-12-29 - Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed
1161-06-14 - Emperor Qinzong of China (b. 1100)
1187-11-09 - Emperor Gaozong of China (b. 1107)
1194-06-28 - Emperor Xiaozong of Song China (b. 1127)
1227-07-23 - Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148)
1278-05-08 - Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)
1279-03-19 - Emperor Bing of Song China (b. 1271)
1283-01-09 - Wen Tianxiang, Prime Minister of China (executed) (b. 1236)
1398-06-24 - Hongwu Emperor of China (b. 1328)
1402-07-13 - Jianwen Emperor of China (b. 1377)
1424-08-12 - Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)
1425-05-29 - Hongxi Emperor of China (b. 1378)
1435-01-31 - Xuande, Emperor of China (b. 1398)
1457-03-14 - Jingtai Emperor of China (b. 1428)
1464-02-23 - Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427)
1487-09-09 - Chenghua, Emperor of China (b. 1447)
1505-06-08 - Hongzhi, Emperor of China (b. 1470)
1521-04-20 - Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491)
1567-01-23 - Jiajing, Emperor of China (b. 1507)
1588-01-05 - Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (b. 1528)
1610-05-11 - Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China), dies
1620-08-18 - Wanli, Emperor of China (b. 1563)
1620-09-26 - Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)
1630-01-13 - Yuan Chonghuan, Chinese military commander (b. 1584)
1641-03-08 - Xu Xiake, Chinese adventurer (b. 1587)
Chinese Emperor Chongzhen (1644-03-19) 1644-03-19 - Chongzhen, last Ming Emperor of China, commits suicide
1650-12-31 - Dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612)
1661-08-07 - Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic (b. 1608)
1678-10-02 - Wu San-kuei, gen, invited Manchus to China, dies trying to expel them
1715-02-25 - Pu Songling, Chinese writer (b. 1640)
1722-12-20 - Kangxi Emperor of China (b. 1654)
1735-10-08 - Yongzheng Emperor of China (b. 1678)
1754-12-12 - Wu Jingzi, Chinese writer (b. 1701)
1799-02-07 - Qianlong, Emperor of China (b. 1711)
1799-02-22 - Heshen, infamous Qing Dynasty Chinese official at court (b. 1750)
1820-09-02 - Jiaqing, Emperor of China (b. 1760)
1834-08-01 - Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies
1850-02-25 - Daoguang, Emperor of China (b. 1782)
1861-08-22 - Xianfeng, Emperor of China (b. 1831)
1864-06-01 - Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (b. 1812)
1870-08-21 - Ma Xinyi Viceroy of Liangjiang of the late Qing Dynasty in China,(b. 1821)
1872-03-12 - Zeng Guofan, Chinese politician and general (b. 1811)
1874-01-17 - Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese/Thai Siamese twins, dies at 62
1894-09-17 - Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral (b. 1849)
1901-02-26 - Chi-hsui, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
1901-02-26 - Hsu Cheng-yu, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
1901-11-07 - Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli, dies
1908-11-14 - Kwang-siu, emperor of China, dies
1908-11-15 - Cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies
1908-11-15 - Tz'u-hsi (Cixi), empress of China, dies at 73
1910-09-14 - Huo Yuan Jia, Chinese martial artist
1913-03-20 - Song Jiao-ren, leader Chinese Guomindang-Party, dies
1913-03-22 - Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)
1914-06-30 - Bai Long, [White Wolf], Chinese Robin Hood/crowd leader, dies
1916-06-06 - Yuan Shikai, president of China, dies at 56
1920-12-16 - Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies
1925-03-12 - Sun Yat-Sen, Chinese revolutionary president, dies at 58
1926-03-01 - Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
1928-06-03 - Li Yüan-hung, Chinese general and political figure (b. 1864)
1928-06-07 - Chiang Tsolin, Chinese warlord of North-China, murdered
1929-01-19 - Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (b. 1873)
1929-09-30 - Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China), dies
1931-11-19 - Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)
1936-10-19 - Lu Xun, Chinese writer (b. 1881)
1940-03-05 - Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)
1944-11-13 - Wang Tjing-Wei, premier China (1932-35), dies
1946-03-17 - Dai Li, Chinese spymaster (b. 1897)
1946-10-12 - Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China), dies
1952-01-11 - Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny, gen (N-Africa/Indo-China), dies at 61
1953-07-22 - Cy Kendall, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown), dies at 55
1953-09-26 - Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (b. 1895)
1957-09-16 - Ch'i Pai-shih, traditional Chinese painter, dies at 93
1961-03-16 - Chen Geng, Chinese military leader (b. 1903)
1961-08-08 - Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (b. 1894)
1962-07-30 - Myron McCormick, actor (China Girl, Jigsaw), dies of cancer at 54
1962-08-15 - Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1940)
1962-11-26 - Albert P Sarraut, Indo-China premier (1933, 36), dies at 90
1965-03-05 - Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
1967-05-06 - Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (b. 1885)
1967-06-10 - Frank Butler, actor/screenwriter (Road to Bali, China), dies at 76
1967-10-17 - Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of China, dies at 61
1970-01-03 - Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902)
1971-09-12 - Lin Piau, Chinese minister of Defense, dies at 63
1971-09-13 - Lin Piao, Chinese party leader, dies in air crash at 63 [or Sept 13]
1972-01-06 - Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)
1975-04-06 - Chiang Kai-Shek, Nationalist Chinese leader, dies at 87
1976-01-08 - Chou En-lai, China's PM (1949-76), dies of cancer in Beijing at 78