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On 20 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 20 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 20, 2018

1883: Battle of Thuan An, a clash between the French and the Vietnamese during the period of undeclared hostilities which preceded the Sino-French War (August 1884 to April 1885
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thu%E1%BA%ADn_An

1887: Birth of Phan Khoi, Vietnamese journalist and scholar who died on January 16, 1959
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_Kh%C3%B4i

1888: Birth of Tôn Đức Thắng, Vietnamese politician, 2nd President of North Vietnam who died on March 30, 1980
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%B4n_%C4%90%E1%BB%A9c_Th%E1%BA%AFng

1899 : An agreement (Bates Treaty) is signed in Jolo between United States General John C. Bates and the Sultan of Sulu, Hadji Mohammed Jamalul Kiram II
http://www.philippineupdate.com/Bates.htm
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/ba990820.html

1899-08-20 Bates Treaty

1906: Birth of Misiem Yipintsai, Thai painter and sculptor
http://www.yipintsoi.com/misiem/home.htm
http://www.bloggang.com/viewdiary.php?id=dudao&month=09-2007&date=27&group=1&gblog=49

Misiem Yipinstoi Coy girl

1939: Birth of Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor and politician who died on December 14, 2004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Poe,_Jr
http://www.nndb.com/people/278/000047137/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0688093/bio

1954: The USA decides to support Vietnam’s leader Ngo Dinh Diem
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-decides-to-support-diem

1971: Birth of Jonathan Ke Quan, Vietnamese American actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Ke_Quan
http://www.angelfire.com/ab/horizons/

1971: General Duong Van Minh and Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, fellow candidates for the October presidential election in Vietnam, accuse incumbent President Nguyen Van Thieu of rigging the election and withdraw from the race

1974: US Congress votes to reduce aid to South Vietnam from $1 Billion to $700 Million. Majority of the cuts were for military supplies

2010: Death of Dang Phong, Vietnamese historian, born in 1937
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dang_Phong

2012: In Burma, newspapers and broadcasts of political or religious nature are no more subject to prior examination. Last year, the government had already removed controls on less ideologically « sensitive » newspapers and magazines
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Burmese-government-ends-“all-media”-censorship-after-50-years-25583.html