June 17, 1854 CE – Red Turban Rebellion begins in Guangdong Province, China

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June 17, 1854 CE – Red Turban Rebellion begins in Guangdong Province, ChinaRate this post As the spring months came to a close, the sun just began to ascend into the Chinese sky on the morning of June 17, 1854. On that day, in a tiny town about 75 miles west of Hong Kong called Taishan, a war between rival clans broke out that would result in over a million deaths over the next twelve years. The roots of the conflict date back nearly 200 years, when the Qing Dynasty usurped the throne of China from the Ming royal family. Loyalists to the overthrown king, displaced to Taiwan, immediately began […]