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On 3 April in Southeast Asian history

1975-04-03 Opération Babylift

ON 3 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 3, 2018

1939 : Birth of Catalino Ortiz Brocka, better known as Lino Brocka, one of the greatest film directors of the Philippines and National Artist for Films (1997), who died in a car accident on May 21, 1991
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lino_Brocka
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1054/today-in-philippine-history-april-3-1939-lino-brocka-was-born-in-pilar-sorsogon
http://theculturetrip.com/asia/philippines/articles/lino-brocka-the-philippines-greatest-director/

1942: Japanese forces begin an uge assault on the United States and Filipino troops of the Orion-Bagac Line in the Bataan Peninsula which will surrender on April 9
https://www.thoughtco.com/battle-of-bataan-2360457

Bataan peninsula1942-04-03 Orion-Bacac Line attack

1946: General Masaharu Homma who led the Battle of the Philippines, condemned to dead, is executed by firing squad
http://www.answers.com/topic/masaharu-homma

1956: After the resignation of Norodom Sihanouk Vice-Premier Khim Tit is sworn in as new Prime Minister of Cambodia, up to 29 July

1968: North Vietnam agreed to meet with U.S. representatives to set up preliminary peace talks

1969: In the Vietnam War, US secretary Defense Melvin Laird announces that the USA will start to «vietnamize» the war effort
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-administration-will-vietnamize-the-war
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnamization

1972: Nixon orders response to North Vietnamese invasion
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-orders-response-to-north-vietnamese-invasion

1974: After ten years, Prince Souphanouvong, leader of Pathet Lao comes back to Vientiane
https://www.questia.com/read/1E1-Souphano/souphanouvong-prince

Prince Souphanouvong

1975: In South Vietnam, start of the Operation Babylift to save thousands of orphans and evacuate them out of Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Babylift
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8591470.stm

1975-04-03 Opération Babylift

1985: Beginning of the fourth official withdrawal of Vietnamese troops from Cambodia, totaling 15,000 soldiers

1999: Beginning of massacres in East Timor by militiamen opposing independence

2009: Najib Razak is sworn in as Malaysia’s sixth prime minister. He took the oath of office in front of the Malaysian king at a ceremony at the palace broadcast live on national television


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONmpQD-4bbk

2009: At least two Thai soldiers have been killed and up to 10 others wounded in a clash between Thailand and Cambodia’s troops on a disputed stretch of the shared border, the latest in a long-running feud over a 900-year-old Hindu ruin
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/04/2009439393639316.html

2012: Leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean), meeting in Cambodia, have called for economic sanctions against Burma to be lifted
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17599929

2013: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak dissolves parliament ahead of a general election
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/04/20134343738431861.html