On 15 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 15 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 15, 2019

1549: Saint Francis Xavier leaves Goa to Malacca and Hong Kong

1847: Battle of Tourane (now Danang), 2 French warships sink the Annam (now Vietnam) fleet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombardment_of_Tourane
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Bombardment_of_Tourane

1900: During the Philippine–American War, Filipino guerrillas launch a surprise attack on U.S. infantry and begin a four-day siege of Catubig, Philippines
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Catubig
http://gugma.samarnews.net/articles/article29.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYW2qEyGO2k

1938: Birth of Hso Khan Pha, Burmese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hso_Khan_Pha
http://users.panola.com/AAGHS/help.html

1946: Vyner Brooke, White Rajah of Sarawak (Borneo) comes back from exile in Australia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Vyner_Brooke
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1367066/The-White-Rajahs-The-extraordinary-story-Victorian-adventurer-subjugated-vast-swathe-Borneo.html

1948: Death of Manuel Roxas, first president of the Philippines since May 28, 1946. Elpidio Quirino becomes president
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1431/today-in-philippine-history-april-15-1948-president-roxas-died-of-heart-attack-in-clark-air-force-base
https://bloomspresidents.wordpress.com/manuel-a-roxas/

1960: Visit of Chinese Prime Minister  Zhou Enlai to Burma, India and Nepal, up to 30 April

1962: Death of Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter, born on December 26, 1911
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenio_Lacson

1964: France refuses to vote the SEATO declaration on the defense of South Vietnam

1970: During the Cambodian Civil War, massacres of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong River into South Vietnam
http://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1900s/yr70/fcambodia1970.htm

1985: Birth of Diana Zubiri, Filipino actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Zubiri

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

1992: The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
http://www.vietnamlaws.com/freelaws/constitution92(aa01).pdf

1993: Death of Leslie Charteris, Singapore-born author, born on 12 May 1907
http://www.nytimes.com/1993/04/18/obituaries/leslie-charteris-dies-mystery-writer-was-85.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-leslie-charteris-1456319.html

1998: Death of Pol Pot, Cambodian Khmer Rouge leader, born on 19 May 1925

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/78981.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pol-pot-dies
http://www.theguardian.com/world/1999/jan/21/cambodia

2006: In Thailand, elections for the upper house. On the 200 senators, at least 106 are relative or members of the Thai Rak Thai

2012: In the second round of presidential election in East Timor, Taur Matan Ruak is elected with 61 % of the votes
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/04/2012416233543425697.html



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