On 23 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 23 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 23, 2019

1852: Birth of Dục Đức, Vietnamese emperor during three days and who was executed on October 6, 1883
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%E1%BB%A5c_%C4%90%E1%BB%A9c
http://trandinh.info/bio/dduc/dd_bio.html

1883 Duc Duc

1885: During the Sino-French War, French Army captures Dong Dang
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_%C4%90%E1%BB%93ng_%C4%90%C4%83ng_(1885)

1923: Birth of General Nguyen Chanh Thi, who died on June 23, 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Chanh_Thi

Nguyen Chanh Thi

1945: US Forces, under general Mac Arthur, enter in Manila (Philippines), starting a devastating intramurros battle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_the_Liberation_of_Manila

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDx2dvTYizk&feature=related

1945: The 11th Airborne Division, with Filipino guerrillas, free the captives of the Los Baños internment camp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_at_Los_Ba%C3%B1os
http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-liberating-los-banos-internment-camp.htm

 

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

1952: The cabinet of Premier Sukiman Wirjosandjojo resigns in protest against the Indonesian foreign minister secretly accepted Mutual Security Aid offer from the United States

1955: Conference of Bangkok establishing the South East AsiaTreaty Organization (Seato)
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-council-meeting-of-seato

1976: First summit of the five heads of state or of government of Asean countries in Bali
https://cil.nus.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/formidable/18/1976-Joint-Communique-The-First-ASEAN-Heads-of-Government-Meeting.pdf
http://www.icnl.org/research/library/files/Transnational/1976Declaration.pdf

1991: In Thailand, General Sunthorn Kongsompong leads a bloodless coup d’état, deposing Prime Minister Chatichai Choonhavan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunthorn_Kongsompong

Sunthorn Kongsompong

2012: Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has pleaded not guilty to an electoral fraud charge at the opening of a landmark trial
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/02/201222311129150864.html

 

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