On 12 October in Southeast Asian history

ON 12 0CTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 12, 2019

1240: Birth of Trần Thánh Tông, emperor of Vietnam (then Đại Việt) who died on July 3, 1290
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%E1%BA%A7n_Th%C3%A1nh_T%C3%B4ng
http://www.poemhunter.com/tran-thanh-tong/biography/

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1868: Birth of Mariano Trías, Filipino politician, 1st Vice President of the Philippines who died on February 22, 1914
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/677/today-in-philippine-history-october-12-1868-mariano-trias-was-born-in-cavite

1946: Death of General Joseph W. Stilwell, the man who commanded the U.S. and Chinese Nationalist resistance to Japanese incursions into China and Burma
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=18
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/9877.html

1967: US Secretary of State Dean Rusk states during a news conference that proposals by the US Congress for peace initiatives were failed because of North Vietnam’s opposition

1970: US president Richard Nixon announces that the US will withdraw 40,000 more troops from Vietnam before Christmas

1972: During the Vietnam War, a racial brawl broke out aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. Nearly 50 sailors were injured
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Kitty_Hawk_riot

2002: A bomb destroys a nightclub on the Indonesian island of Bali, killing 202 people, many of them foreign tourists. Islamic militants linked to al-Qaida were blamed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/12/newsid_2543000/2543731.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/terrorists-kill-202-in-bali

2011: Myanmar freed an outspoken critic and a major ethnic rebel as it began releasing 6,300 convicts in its latest liberalizing move, but kept some political detainees behind bars, dampening hopes for a broader amnesty
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15269259
http://www.france24.com/en/20111012-burma-frees-dozens-detainees-amnesty-begins-political-prisoners-sanctions-junta
http://english.sina.com/world/2011/1012/404486.html

2013: State funeral in Vietnam for war hero General Giap
http://www.euronews.com/2013/10/12/state-funeral-in-vietnam-for-war-hero-general-giap/

 

 



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