On 14 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 14 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 14, 2019

1642: Dutch navigator Abel Tasman sail from Jakarta with two ships. He will discover several islands, one of them will be named Tasmania
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Abel_Janszoon_Tasman.aspx
http://www.nndb.com/people/442/000098148/

1898: End of the siege of Manila by the US forces led by General Wesley Merrit
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/proc-capitulation.html
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/proc-occupation.html

1945: The Viet Minh launches August Revolution amid the political confusion and power vacuum engulfing Vietnam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Revolution

1945: Son Ngoc Thanh becomes prime minister of Cambodia
http://khmerization.blogspot.fr/2010/01/son-ngoc-thanh-s-biography.html
http://angkor1431.tripod.com/index/id21.html

1973: US bombing of Cambodia comes to a halt

1982: Death of Mahasi Sayadaw, Burmese monk, born on July 29, 1904
http://www.mahasiusa.org/sayadaw.html

2008: Cambodia and Thailand reach a deal to withdraw their troops from disputed temple
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7560474.stm

2010: Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Youth_Olympic_Games

2011: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi maids her first political trip outside the nation’s main city since her release from seven years of house arrest
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/08/201181464155221849.html

 

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