CIIC:Selected anniversaries/October 12

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The New Fourth Army is being mobilized to fight against Japanese aggressors.

1885: Qing government raised Taiwan from county to provincial status and appointed Liu Mingchuan as provincial governor as the Sino-French War (August 1884 – April 1885) brought Taiwan's strategic position off the southeast coast into focus.

1937: Founding of the New Fourth Army.

1998: China women's team won the 33rd Chess Olympiad held in the "Chess City" of Elista in Russia.

2001: Rice genome decoded.