Tag Archives: Annexed

August 12 Was A Busy Day In History: Hawaii, King Philip, Lennon, Berlin Wall & The Phonograph.

by Anura Guruge

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August 12 in history:

1676 — End of the King Philip’s War when Metacom was killed.

1877 — Thomas Edison invents the phonograph.

1898 — U.S.A. annexes Hawaii.

1961 — East Germany starts construction of the Berlin Wall.

1966 — John Lennon expresses regret for his comment “We are more popular than Jesus now“.

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by Anura Guruge

Tibet Was Annexed By China (Most Recently) On This Day 66 Years Ago; May 23, 1951.

by Anura Guruge

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Interesting. Two years before I was born.

I was talking about this, with two incredibly nice Chinese academics, just last Thursday. They do not see any incongruity let alone any injustice. They see Tibet as always having been, philosophically at least, a part of China.

Is the Tibet cause now realistically lost, or is there an outside chance that it could still come to pass.

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by Anura Guruge