CIIC:Selected anniversaries/January 4

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Cai Yuanpei

1896: Chen Tanqiu, one of the founders of the Chinese Communist Party, was born.

1917: Cai Yuanpei, a leading liberal educator of his day, assumed the presidency of Peking University.

1965: The 1st Plenary Session of the 3rd National People’s Congress closed; Premier Zhou Enlai raised the concept of Four Modernizations for the first time.

1979: The CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection was established.

1992: China established diplomatic ties with Tajikistan and Ukraine.

1999: The Rainbow Bridge of Qijiang Country, Chongqing, suddenly collapsed, killing 40 people and injuring 14.

2015: He Zhenliang, China’s Mr. Olympics, died of illness in Beijing.