Category Archives: On this day in SEA history

On 20 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 20 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 20, 2019

1862: Death of Francisco Balagtas, Filipino poet, born on April 2, 1788
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/944/today-in-philippine-history-february-20-1862-francisco-baltazar-died-at-the-age-73
http://www.poemhunter.com/francisco-baltazar/biography/

1932: Birth of Adrian E Cristobal, Filipino writer who died on December 22, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Cristobal

1941: Birth of Lim Kit Siang, Malaysian lawyer and politician, chairman of the Democratic Action Party
https://blog.limkitsiang.com/about/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzWTfXvL2Nw

1947: Ho Chi Minh sends a letter – via the British Consul – to the French President appealing for peace. He writes « …we want our unity and our independence within the French Union; we want, a just peace which will do honor both to France and to Vietnam »

1976: The South-East Association Treaty Organization (SEATO) is disbanded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seato-disbands

2018: Malaysian artist Fahmi Reza jailed for mocking Prime Minister Najib Razak
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43127199
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2133990/malaysian-artist-jailed-clown-face-caricature-pm-najib
https://www.nst.com.my/news/crime-courts/2018/02/337249/fahmi-reza-gets-jail-fined-rm30000-over-clown-caricature#cxrecs_s

On 19 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 19 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 19, 2019

1886: Birth of Jose Abad Santos, Philippine national hero, executed by the Japanese on May 2, 1942
http://www.andropampanga.com/bio/jsantos.htm
http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/about/gov/judiciary/sc/cj/jose-abad-santos/the-execution-of-jose-abad-santos/

1888: Birth of Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines, who died on August 1, 1949
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_Quezon
http://www.quezon.ph/familyinfo/aurora-a-quezon/
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/942/today-in-philippine-history-february-19-1888-dona-aurora-aragon-quezon-was-born-in-baler-tayabas

1945: 980 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days on Ramree Island, Burma
http://iberianature.com/wildworld/tag/massacre-by-crocodiles-on-ramree-island/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPrK1ndjbZI

1948: The Conference of Youth and Students of Southeast Asia Fighting for Freedom and Independence convenes in Calcutta
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conference_of_Youth_and_Students_of_Southeast_Asia_Fighting_for_Freedom_and_Independence

1952: French offensive at Hanoi

1955: South-East Asia collective Defense Treaty (SEATO), signed in September 1954,  goes into effects
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/int/seato.htm

1965: Dissident officers move several battalions of troops into Saigon on this day with the intention of ousting Gen. Nguyen Khanh from leadership. General Khanh escaped to Dalat with the aid of Air Vice Marshal Nguyen Cao Ky
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-coup-unsuccessful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpDRlr0pIcQ

1983: Birth of Assunta De Rossi, Italo-Filipino actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1033858/
http://assuntaderossi.tripod.com/gallery.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocz4qqwuEuI&feature=related

1989: Second informal Jakarta meeting between all the Cambodian factions

1993: Birth of Empress Schuck, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Schuck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3WsJh6fveY

2001: General Tin Oo, number four in the Burmese military junta is killed in an helicopter crash
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/1323414/Helicopter-crash-kills-chief-in-Burmese-junta.html

 

On 18 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 18 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 18, 2019

1745: The city of Surakarta, Central Java is founded on the banks of Bengawan Solo river, and becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Surakarta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surakarta

1853: Burmese king Pagan Min is forced to abdicate in favor of his half-brother Mindon Min
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagan_Min

1857: Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo

1902: During the Philippines-USA War, the Last Holdouts, General Vicente Lukban falls

http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/thelastholdouts.htm

1930: Ho Chi Minh and those who gathered since the formation of the Communist Party of Vietnam hold their first party platform in Hong Kong

1942: The Imperial Japanese Army begins the systematic extermination of perceived hostile elements among the Chinese in Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sook_Ching
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_40_2005-01-24.html

http://fr.slideshare.net/tysjason/japanese-occupation-16372400?related=1

1947: During the First Indochina War, the French gain complete control of Hanoi after forcing the Viet Minh to withdraw to mountains
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hanoi

1948: Burma and Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations

1967: Birth of Yongyoot Thongkongtoon, Thai director, producer, and screenwriter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yongyoot_Thongkongtoon
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0861129/

Yongyoot Thongkongtoon

1979: Signature of a treaty of peace, amity and cooperation between Vietnam and the Democratic Republic of Kampuchea

1979: The Soviet Union warns China to stop its war against Vietnam before it could be too late

1981, Lorenzo Ruiz is beatified by Pope John Paul II, first Filipino Saint. Born on November 28, 1594, executed in Japan on September 29, 1637


http://livesofsaints.tripod.com/id13.html
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=231
https://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/homilies/1981/documents/hf_jp-ii_hom_19810218_beatificazione-ruiz.html

2001: Inter-ethnic violence between Dayaks and Madurese breaks out in Sampit, Indonesia, that will ultimately result in more than 500 deaths and 100,000 Madurese displaced from their homes

2010: Myanmar jails Buddhist abbot Gaw Thita for seven years
http://www.smh.com.au//breaking-news-world/burma-jails-buddhist-abbot-opposition-20100219-olln.html

On 17 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 17 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 17, 2019

1859: French Admiral Rigault de Genouilly takes the city of Saigon, starting the conquest of Cochinchina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Saigon

1872: Execution of Filipino Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Apolonio Burgos and Jacinto Zamora leading impetus to fight for freedom
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/937/today-in-philippine-history-february-17-1872-fathers-mariano-gomez-jose-apolonio-burgos-and-jacinto-zamora-were-executed
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/gomburza.html

1897: In Philippine, first Battle of Zapote Bridge won on the Spanish
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/938/today-in-philippine-history-february-17-1897-the-battle-of-zapote-bridge-took-place
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Zapote_Bridge_(1897)

1934: Birth of Khun Sa, Burman king of drug, who died on October 26, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khun_Sa

1961: Birth of Panna Rittikrai, Thai actor, director, and stuntman who died on July 20 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panna_Rittikrai

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aznTtEEx04M

1974: Birth of Al-Muhtadee Billah Bolkiah, Crown prince of Brunei
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Muhtadee_Billah
http://www.bornrich.com/al-muhtadee-billah.html

1979: In response to Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, China launches a several-week attack in northern Vietnam
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/17/newsid_2547000/2547811.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-invades-vietnam
http://sinovietnamesewar.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEOv_JTshCw


 

1985: Birth of Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and commercial model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Curtis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9V7FJ_TsWo&feature=related

2001: Thailand king installs a new government led by Thaksin Shinawatra whose party, the Thai Rak Thai having 17 of 22 ministries
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1108114.stm

2006: A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126

2009: The long-awaited UN-backed trial of former Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia Kaing Guek Eav – better known as Duch opens at a Phnom Penh court, 30 years after the murderous regime fell. He was head of a notorious prison camp and is accused of presiding over the murder and torture of at least 15,000 inmates
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7893138.stm

2015: Myanmar declares a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/myanmar-declares-state-emergency-war-torn-region-150217124515270.html

 

On 16 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 16 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 16, 2019

1916: Birth of General Duong Van Minh, last South Vietnam president, who died on August 6, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duong_Van_Minh

1945: The Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines is occupied by American troops, almost three years after the devastating and infamous Bataan Death March
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bataan-recaptured

1945: American forces land on Corregidor island in the Philippines (fights up to 3 March)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_the_Recapture_of_Corregidor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iXlE5Q23cs

1950: Fearing Communists Chinese military assistance to Hanoi, France requests U.S. aid in fighting the Viet Minh

1962: USA suspend their help to the Laotian government of Prince Boun Oum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boun_Oum

1974: Birth of Johnny Tri Nguyen, Vietnamese American stuntman and martial arts actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Tri_Nguyen

1981: Start of a voyage of pope John-Paul II to Pakistan, Philippines and Japon
http://www.aenet.org/popepaul/pope0.htm

1986: After the National Assembly declared the election in favor of Marcos, close to a million supporters of Cory Aquino attend a rally to hear Cory outline a national campaign of civil disobedience
http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2014/feb/17/philippines-ferdinand-marcos-corazon-aquino

2015: East Timor swears in Rui Araujo as new prime minister
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31492776

 

On 15 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 15 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 15, 2019

1686: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) receives a complete monopoly on pepper in Banten (west Java)

1835: Birth of Nguyen Khuyen, Vietnamese Confucian scholar, poet and teacher, who died on February 5, 1909
http://www.poemhunter.com/nguyen-khuyen/biography/

Nguyen Khuyen

1895: Birth of Jovita Fuentes, Filipino diva, who died on August 7, 1978
http://mycapiz.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=350
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/933/today-in-philippine-history-february-15-1895-jovita-fuentes-was-born-in-the-town-of-capiz-in-capiz-province

1915: In Singapore, Indian soldiers launch the first large-scale mutiny of World War I http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Singapore-Mutiny-of-1915-A-standalone-episode-not-linked-to-freedom-struggle/articleshow/39563737.cms
http://therealmalay.blogspot.fr/2014/06/the-johore-military-force-and-1915.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mutiny-breaks-out-among-indian-soldiers-in-singapore
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_570_2005-01-24.html

1915-02-15 Singapore Indian mutiny

1940: Birth of Hamzah Haz, Indonesian politician, who has been vice-president under Magawati Sukarnoputri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamzah_Haz
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1457865.stm

1942: British troops in Singapore surrender to the Japanese

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/singapore-falls-to-japan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/february/15/newsid_3529000/3529447.stm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Singapore

1942: Following February 13 attack, Japanese troops march into Palembang (South Sumatra)
http://www.oocities.org/dutcheastindies/palembang.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Palembang

1943: Women’s camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) is hit by allied air raid

1958: Army dissidents in Sumatra, supported by counterparts in Sulawesi and by several leaders of Masjumi, proclaim the Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Indonesia (PRRI) with Prawiranega as president
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pemerintah_Revolusioner_Republik_Indonesia

1961: Birth of Cheam Channy, Cambodian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheam_Channy

1966: French president De Gaulle offers to help end Vietnam War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/degaulle-offers-to-help-end-vietnam-war

1970: US bombing on Pathet Lao positions in Laos
http://www.footprinttravelguides.com/asia/laos/about-laos/secret-war/

1985: The Khmer Rouge  headquarters is seized by Vietnamese troops

1986: In the Philippines, the National Assembly, controlled by the president declared the election in favour of Marcos. Cory Aquino refuses to concede defeat and calls on her followers to rally the next day in Manila’s Rizal Park

2008: Death of former Khmer Rouge leader Sam Bith
http://cambodiamirror.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/monday-1822008-former-khmer-rouge-leader-in-phnom-voar-died/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ex-kr-commander-jailed-over-tourist-murders-dies

2011: The Philippines government begins negotiations with the communist guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Norway
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110215-philippine-peace-talks-start-despite-communists-arrest

2013: Death of Sanan Kachornprasart, Thai general and politician, born on September 7, 1935
http://www.th4u.com/sanan_kachornprasart.htm
http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/619663-phichits-crocodile-king-sanan-bids-a-final-farewell-obituary/

 

Holidays and observances

Singapore: Total Defence Day

On 14 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 14 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 14, 2019

1782: Death of Singu Min, King of Burma, born on May 10, 1756
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singu_Min

1791: Birth of Minh Mang, the second emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam 1820-1841), who died on January 20, 1841
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minh_Mang

1841: Thieu Tri becomes the third emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam, up to his death on November 4, 1847
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thieu_Tri

1885: During the Sino-French War in Tonkin, Battle of Shipu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shipu

1912: Birth of Maria Kalaw Filipino writer and first female elected senator who died on December 10, 1992
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1480/today-in-philippine-history-february-14-1912-maria-kalaw-was-born-in-manila
http://nhcp.gov.ph/maria-kalaw-katigbak-beauty-queen-and-senator/
http://manilacarnivals.blogspot.fr/2009/02/65-1931-miss-philippines-of-manila.html

1942: The Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore


http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Battle_of_Pasir_Panjang
https://thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com/tag/battle-of-pasir-panjang/
https://battleofsingapore.wikispaces.com/Battle+of+Pasir+Panjang

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_faXzZfuDx8&feature=related

1942: Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang, Sumatra

1944: Anti-Japanese revolt on Java (Indonesia)

1965: Beijing says it could be involved helping Hanoi and warns Washington recalling Korea War

1971: Birth of Kris Aquino, Filipino actress and TV Host, sister of President Aquino III
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris_Aquino
http://krisaquino-unlimited.blogspot.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIvsaicNaPk

1985: Birth of Heart Evangelista, Filipina singer, TV and movie actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heart_Evangelista

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLxYUszaAUI

1985: Birth of John Prats, Filipino actor and dancer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Prats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tU-MftIFrk8

1986: Birth of Roxanne Guinoo, Filipino actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxanne_Guinoo
http://www.starmometer.com/2006/12/30/roxanne-guinoo-is-no-21-most-beautiful-filipina/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-tXFf1O3B0

1995: Death of Burmese politician U Nu, born in May 1907
http://www.nytimes.com/1995/02/15/obituaries/u-nu-first-premier-of-independent-burma-and-democracy-advocate-dies-at-87.html?pagewanted=all
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituaries-u-nu-1573985.html

2005: Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit the Philippines’ Makati financial district in Metro Manila, Davao City, and General Santos City.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4264227.stm
http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28870

2008: Mahn Sha Lar Phan, Secretary general of the Karen National Union is killed at his home in Mae Sot in Thailand
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2008/02/2008525183655333519.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/18/burma

Mahn Sha Lar Phan

2014: Hundreds of riot police have moved through parts of the Thai capital to retake areas occupied by protesters who have been demanding the resignation of the government for the past three months
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/02/thai-police-retake-protest-camps-bangkok-20142145210548224.html

On 13 February in Southeast Asian history

13 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 13, 2019

1516: Birth of Bayinnaung, King of Burma, who died in November 1581
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayinnaung

1565, Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi and his troops arrived in the Philippines and landed on the shores of Cibabao (present day Samar island)
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/929/today-in-philippine-history-february-13-1565-miguel-l-pez-de-legazpi-landed-on-the-shores-of-cibabao

 1601: James Lancaster leads first East India Company voyage from London
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Lancaster

1755: The Treaty of Gijanti reduces remaining Javanese princes to vassals of Dutch East India Company and  allows Dutch to monopolize production of coffee on Java
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Giyanti

1885: In Tonkin, the French capture Lang Son, defeating the Chinese garrison
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%E1%BA%A1ng_S%C6%A1n_Campaign
 

1907: Birth of Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer who died on November 10, 2004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katy_de_la_Cruz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiGIffuoJPw

1915: Birth of Aung San, Burmese General and politician, father of Burma independence, killed on July 19, 1947
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aung_San
http://www.aungsan.com/Time_Line.htm

1921: Birth of Aung Khin, Burmese painter who died on April 13, 1996
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aung_Khin
https://pansuriya.wordpress.com/tag/khin-maung-yin/

1953: Birth of Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rico_J._Puno

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm1LJwvG-_g

1956: Indonesia unilaterally abrogates the association with Netherlands

1962: Birth of May Sweet, Burmese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Sweet

1968: US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam

2010: Myanmar frees major opposition leader 82-year-old Tin Oo
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8514159.stm

2015: Death of Popular Vietnamese communist party official Nguyen Ba Thanh at 61. al Danang, and helped transform the coastal city of Danang into a tourism and investment hub by cutting corruption and red tape, then, head of the Communist Party’s anti-corruption agency
bhttp://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnams-top-anticorruption-official-loses-cancer-battle-dies-at-62-38763.html

2017: Kim Jong-nam, half brother of Kim Jong-un, is assassinated at Kuala Lumpur International Airport
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-15/kim-jong-un-half-brother-kim-jong-nam-dies-in-malaysia/8270840
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Kim_Jong-nam
https://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/20/asia/malaysia-investigaton-kim-jong-nam/index.html

On 12 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 12 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 12, 2019

1869: Birth of Kien Phuc, Vietnamese child emperor (1883-1884), poisoned on August 1, 1884
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ki%E1%BA%BFn_Ph%C3%BAc

1915: Birth of Lamberto Vera Avellana, Filipino film and stage director who died on April 8, 1991
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/927/today-in-philippine-history-february-12-1915-lamberto-vera-avellana-was-born-in-bontoc-mountain-province
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamberto_V._Avellana

1922: Birth of Tun Hussein Onn, third Prime Minister of Malaysia from January 1976 to July 1981, who died on May 29, 1990
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hussein_Onn

1947: Panglong agreement between the Burmese government and ethnic minorities, celebrated as Union Day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panglong_Agreement

1955 President Eisenhower sends 1st US advisors to South Vietnam

1968: In Vietnam, Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre, by South Korean soldiers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phong_Nhi_and_Phong_Nhat_massacre
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Phong_Nhi_massacre

1972: Cambodians launch attack to retake Angkor Wat
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cambodians-launch-attack-to-retake-angkor-wat

1973: The release of U.S. POWs begins in Hanoi as part of the Paris peace settlement
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/release-of-us-pows-begins

1993: Establishment of the Secretariat of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC in Singapore
https://www.linkedin.com/company/asia-pacific-economic-cooperation-apec-secretariat
http://www.apec.org/About-Us/APEC-Secretariat.aspx

 

Holidays and observances

Myanmar: Union Day

On 11 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 11 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 11, 2019

1860: Birth of Vicente Lukban, Filipino general who died on November 16, 1916
http://www.lukban.org/vicente-lukban.php
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1476/today-in-philippine-history-february-11-1860-vicente-lukban-was-born-in-labo-camarines-norte
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Lukb%C3%A1n

Vicente Lukban

1861: Birth of Severino Reyes, Filipino writer who died on September 15, 1942
http://nhcp.gov.ph/the-life-and-drama-of-severino-reyes/
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/925/today-in-philippine-history-february-11-1861-severino-reyes-was-born-in-sta-cruz-manila
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/articles/severino-reyes-biography.html

1908: Birth of Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic, author, and novelist who died on July 17, 1994
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutan_Takdir_Alisjahbana
http://adonlight.blogspot.fr/2008/11/te-biography-of-sutan-takdir.html

1942: In Singapore, battle of Bukit Timak, won by the Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bukit_Timah
http://historycontroversy.blogspot.fr/2007/11/battle-for-bukit-timah-in-context.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gZBJ1dB55s

1947: Birth of Johnny Manahan, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter
http://alchetron.com/Johnny-Manahan-221057-W
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Manahan
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1203430/

1967: Death of Tran Tu Binh, Vietnamese general and politician, born in 1907
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_T%E1%BB%AD_B%C3%ACnhb
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tran-Tu-Binh/123418907702912

1973: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0212.html#article

1974: Violent bombardment of Phnom Penh by the Khmer rouge,140 dead and 250 wounded

1986: Murder of Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer and civil servant, born in October 1942
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelio_Javier
http://indiohistorian.tumblr.com/post/139106487461/the-assassination-of-evelio-javier-a-few-minutes




1987: Philippines new democratic constitution goes into effect
http://www.chanrobles.com/philsupremelaw1.htm

2008: East Timor president, and Peace Nobel Prize, Ramos Horta is wounded in an attack led by rebel leader Alfredo Neinabo who died in the action
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/11/2159179.htm

2012: Myanmar opposition icon Suu Kyi met by thousands of supporters at first appearance in township where she will run for parliament
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/02/2012211141315166558.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16995657

 

Celebrations

Philippines: Evelio Javier Day (Panay Island)