On 12 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 12 MARCH IN SOUTHEST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 12, 2019

1612: Dutch rename post at Jayakerta to Batavia (today’s Jakarta)

1885: During the Tonkin Campaign, France captures the citadel of Bắc Ninh from the Guangxi Army
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%E1%BA%AFc_Ninh_Campaign

1885-03-12 Taking-of-bac-ninh

1908: Birth of David Marshall, first Singapore Chief Minister, who died on December 12, 1995
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_283_2005-01-13.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Saul_Marshall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wy_rcRyKbI

1929: Birth of U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist from 1989 to 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win_Tin
https://www.irrawaddy.com/from-the-archive/u-win-tin-burmas-revolutionary-journalist.html

1942: End of the Battle of Java. The senior British, Australian and American commanders are summoned to Bandung where the formal instrument of surrender is signed

1966: The Communist party of Indonesia (PKI) is banned
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Indonesia

1967: Sukarno, president of Indonesia, is officially dismissed by the parliament and replaced by general Suharto as acting president
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acting_Presidency_of_Suharto

1972: The last remnants of the First Australian Task Force withdraw from Vietnam. By 1969, Australian forces in Vietnam totaled an estimated 6,600 personnal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australians-withdraw-from-south-vietnam

 



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