On 31 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 31 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 31, 2019

1521: The first mass in the Philippines is held on an Easter Sunday in an island named Mazaua (believed to be Limasawa). Limasawa thus became the birthplace of Roman Catholicism in the country
http://philippinehistoryblog.blogspot.fr/2013/05/first-mass-in-philippines.html#!/2013/05/first-mass-in-philippines.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Mass_in_the_Philippines

1521-03-31 First mass

1787: Birth of Siam king Nangklao (Rama III)
http://whattodobangkok.com/thailand-royal-family/king-of-siam-rama-iii/
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Rama_III

Nangklao Rama III

1899: Malolos, capital of the First Philippine Republic, is captured by American forces
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/americanscapturemalolos.htm

1968: President Johnson announces the end of the bombings on North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-announces-bombing-halt

1975: The important city of Da Nang is definitively controlled by the Vietnamese communists forces
http://partners.nytimes.com/library/world/asia/033075vietnam-danang.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/2994.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eC73rZPH3Q

1984: Birth of Yanin Vismistananda, Thai actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yanin_Vismitananda

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7J2o2qAcDs

1993: Death of Chichay, Filipino actress, born on January 21, 1918
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichay

1996: In Burma the National Convention is suspended
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moturu_Udayam

2005: Death of Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician, born on September 5, 1905
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justiniano_Montano

2012: in Pattani, Thailand, at least 10 people are killed and more than 100 wounded as three bombs detonated in Thailand’s strife-torn far South
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/03/20123317429173143.html

2014: Death of Irene Fernandez, Malaysian human rights activist, born on April 18, 1946
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/02/world/asia/irene-fernandez-champion-of-oppressed-dies-at-67.html?_r=0

 

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

2015: A Thai military court jails a man for 25 years for posting pictures on his Facebook page deemed insulting to Thailand’s monarchy, in one of the toughest such sentences in recent years
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/07/man-jailed-for-30-years-in-thailand-for-insulting-the-monarchy-on-facebook
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-politics-idUSKBN0MR13720150331

2015: Malaysian police detains a prominent publisher and a website editor on sedition charges, the latest targets in a mounting tally of arrests that a senior opposition politician compared to an infamous 1987 political crackdown
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/what-you-think/article/on-the-arrest-of-tmi-5-foreign-correspondents-club-of-malaysia
http://www.ucanews.com/news/malaysia-arrests-five-journalists-under-sedition-act/73289

2016: Vietnam names veteran lawmaker and senior Communist Party official Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan first chairwoman of National Assembly
https://www.yahoo.com/news/vietnam-names-first-chairwoman-national-assembly-053035894.html
http://www.thanhniennews.com/politics/vietnam-has-first-chairwoman-of-parliament-60751.html

 

Holidays and observances

 Thailand: King Nangklao Memorial Day



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