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18/08/1227
Mongolian leader Genghis Khan dies during a campaign in China.
18/10/1860
British troops occupying Peking loot and burn the summer palace of the Chinese emperors.
31/10/1887
Chiang Kai-shek is born in Xikou in Zhejiang province.
07/04/1900
Following the threat posed by the Boxer Rebellion to foreigners living in China, European powers gave the Chinese authorities two months to suppress the uprising
31/05/1900
The Boxer uprising engulfs the southern provinces of China, causing european missionaries to seek safety in Peking.
24/06/1900
All european embassies except the British, French and German are destroyed by Boxers
27/07/1900
Allied forces have stormed and held Tientsin and resisted counter attacks by 100,000+ Boxer rebels. It is reported that 1500 Europeans (missionaries, traders and diplomats) were massacred
14/08/1900
Ten thousand allied troops entered Peking to end the 56 day siege of Europeans in the capital by Boxer rebels.
09/10/1900
China's imperial goverment has sentenced officials guilty of causing the Boxer Rebellion. Prince Tuan is exiled
20/10/1900
Leaders of Britain and Germany agree to continue their cooperation and ensure that the rivers and seaports of China remain open to international trade.
22/12/1900
Preliminary peace terms signed by China and Allies
26/02/1901
Two leaders of the Boxer Rebellion, Chi-hsui and Hsu-cheng-yu are executed in Peking.
07/09/1901
The Boxer uprising officially ended on this day when China signed the peace protocol drawn up by a dozen foreign powers
01/01/1912
The Republic of China is established
14/08/1917
China declares war on Germany and Austria.
06/07/1935
Tenzin Gyatso is born, at the age of two he is identified as the reborn spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama.
20/10/1935
The Long March ends when the Chinese communists led by Mao Zedong arrive in Shensi province.
09/12/1941
During World War 2, China declares war on Japan, Germany and Italy.
13/09/1943
Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China
10/10/1943
Chiang Kai-shek takes the oath office as president of China.
21/09/1949
China's communist leaders proclaim the "People's Republic of China"
31/07/1954
An Italian expedition, led by Ardito Desio becomes the first to conquer K2 in the Himalayas.
31/03/1959
The spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, crosses the border into India after an epic 15-day journey on foot over the Himalayan mountains.
16/10/1964
China explodes its first atomic bomb.
17/06/1967
China explodes its first H-Bomb.
24/09/1975
Dougal Haston and Doug Scott become the first Britons to conquer Everest.
28/07/1976
An earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale destroys the city of Tangshan in north east China, the death toll is expected to be of the order of 250,000
09/09/1976
Mao Zedong dies at the age of 82.
18/09/1976
The funeral of Mao Zedong takes place in Tiananmen Square.
26/04/1984
US President Ronald Reagan lands in China at the start of a six-day state visit, the first by an American president since 1972.
28/10/1984
In a speech today, the Chinese leader, Deng Hsiao-ping announces plans to allow independence to over a million state-owned enterprises in order to stimulate competiion.
12/10/1986
becomes the first British monarch to visit China.
29/09/1988
Stacy Allinson becomes the first American woman to climb Everest.
05/06/1989
Student leaders in China say that 2000 have been killed by Chinese troops as tanks entered Tiananmen Square to control pro-democracy demonstrators.
12/10/1999
The proclaimed 6 billionth human being is born
15/10/2003
China becomes the third country to successfully send a manned spacecraft into earth orbit.
26/11/2005
A earthquake measuring 5.7 on the RIchter scale hits central China killing 14 people.
11/01/2011
China tests its first stealth fighter jet; the fifteen minute flight completed successfully.
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