On 20 September in Southeast Asian history

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ON 20 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 20, 2019

1519: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan leaves Spain to find a route to the Spice Islands in the current Indonesia. Magellan will be killed during the trip, but one of his ships eventually will make the journey
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/magellan-sets-out

1853: Birth of Siam King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), who died on October 23, 1910
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chulalongkorn


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

1925: Birth of Ananda Mahidol, king of Siam (Rama VIII) from March 1935 through his assassination in June 1946
http://www.soravij.com/royalty/rama8/rama8.html
http://tudtu.tripod.com/rama8.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwjZnZ5XXhk

1931: Birth of Cherd Songsri, Thai filmmaker, who died on May 21, 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherd_Songsri

1977: The first boat people arrived in San Francisco from Southeast Asia under a new US resettlement program

1977: Dissolution of SEATO
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1865.html

1977: The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations

1990: Birth of Erich Gonzales, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Gonzales

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgKtB9GHOx8&feature=related

1992: Chuan Leekpai is appointed Thai premier for the first time, up to May 24, 1995
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuan_Leekpai

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1994: Gen. Tan Shwe and Gen Khin Nyunt of SLORC meet Aung San Suu Kyi for the first time since she have been put under house arrest

1998: After he talked to thousands of people, Malaysian ousted vice-premier Anwar Ibrahim is arrested
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/175896.stm

1999: A United Nations multinational force arrives to East-Timor to protect the population from pro-Indonesia militias
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/20/newsid_2524000/2524891.stm

2009: Thailand “Yellow Shirt” protesters clash with police and villagers at an ancient temple in territory at the centre of a dispute between Thailand and Cambodia
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/09/200991911642927739.html

2010: Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim fails in his latest attempt to have a sodomy charge against him dropped

2012: The editor and publisher of an independent journal in Burma have been charged with defamation after publishing a story about alleged corruption in government
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19659294

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: National Youth Day



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