On 13 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 13 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 13, 2019

1417: Death of Crown Prince Minyekyawswa of Ava Burma, born in September 1391
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minyekyawswa
http://slipperybannanapeel.blogspot.com/2008/02/minyekyawswa-sends-envoy-to-rajadhirat.html

1877: Birth of General Leandro Fullon, Filipino indepence hero, who died on October 16, 1904
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1004/today-in-philippine-history-march-13-1877-leandro-fullon-was-born-in-hamtik-antique
http://www.benjielayug.com/2014/02/gen-leandro-fullon-national-shrine-hamtic-antique.html

1943: In Bougainville, Japanese troops end their assault on American forces at Hill 700
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-vetscor/1624442/posts

1954: Vietminh forces launch a large scale attack on French troops entrenched in Dien-Bien-Phu. The battle will end on May 7
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/viet-minh-attack-french-garrison
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Battle_of_Dien_Bien_Phu
http://spartacus-educational.com/VNdienbein.htm

1954-03-13 Dien Bien Phu

1963: Indonesia and Netherlands recover diplomatic relations cut since 1956

1964: Under North Vietnam threat and the US presure, the neutralist government of Laos and South Vietnam reestablish their diplomatic relations

1965: Thailand and Malaysia sign a defense cooperation agreement for fighting the communist guerilla

1966: Suharto orders a massive purge of communists within the military in Indonesia

1970: Under pro-US PM Lon Nol, Cambodian government give to the Vietnamese National Liberation Front forces two days to leave its territory

1975: Ban Me Thuot, capital of Darlac Province in the Central Highlands, falls to North Vietnamese troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ban-me-thuot-falls
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ban_Me_Thuot

1976: Death of Ali Sastroamidjojo, twice prime minister of Indonesia, born on May 23, 1903
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Sastroamidjojo
http://www.gutenberg.us/articles/ali_sastroamidjojo

1986: The Philippines’s government reveals that former dictator Ferdinand Marcos has  800 millions stolen dollars in Swiss banks

1996: After the death, in prison of Thomas Wapai Wainggai, 59 years, ex leader of the Papu separatist Organisasi Papua Merkeda (OPM), riots in Jayapura
http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1996/Indonesian-Rioters-Protest-Death-of-Rebel-Leader/id-1f7e6a3c00a7416b3d0e67cada48ffa7

Thomas Wapai Wainggai

2000: US Secretary for Defense William Cohen in visit to Vietnam, the first time since 1975
http://www.mishalov.com/Vietnam_.usdefense.html
lhttp://archive.defense.gov/specials/vietnamtrip/symbolicvisit.html

2000-06-13 US Dedense secretary

2001: Death of Encarnacion Alzona, Filipino historian, born on March 23, 1895
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encarnacion_Alzona

2007: Cambodian ex-Prime Minister Norodom Ranariddh is condemned in absence to 18 months in prison for embezzlement after a complain of Funcinpec, his ex-party

2011: In Bangkok, about 30,000 people gathered to commemorate the 10-week protest that started on March 12 last year and largely crippled the capital. Ninety-one people were killed and about 2,000 were injured during the turmoil
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/03/201131362029180406.html

2012: A Philippine court issues arrest warrants for former President Gloria Arroyo and her husband Jose Miguel Arroyo over corruption
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17348950



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