On 6 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 6 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 6, 2019

1812: Birth of Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero who died on March 2, 1919
https://biography.yourdictionary.com/articles/melchora-aquino-biography.html
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/858/today-in-philippine-history-january-6-1812-tandang-sora-was-born-in-balintawak

1942: Japanese take Brunei and first Japanese air raid on Ambon

1946: Ho Chi Minh wins the first universal suffrage elections in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV)

1953: The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Socialist_Conference

1966: Birth of Sharon Cuneta, Filipina Megastar, Multi media Queen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon_Cuneta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGyznrlC7nY

1967: United States and South Vietnamese forces launch a major offensive in Mekong Delta called Operation Deckhouse Five
http://www.echo23marines6569.org/OperationDeckhouseV.html

1971: US Army drops charges of My Lai massacre cover-up
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/army-drops-charges-of-my-lai-cover-up

1975: Phuoc Binh falls to the North Vietnamese
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/phuoc-binh-falls-to-the-north-vietnamese

1981: Musa bin Ahmad, president of Communist Party of Malaya, who came from China in November 1980, express his regret in a TV show

1989: Vietnam announces the complete withdrawal of its troops in Cambodia before September

2002: In Singapore, thirteen Muslim Singaporean are arrested because they were ready to launch attacks against US citizens and interests in Singapore. Eight of them had been trained in Al-Qaida in Afghanistan
http://articles.latimes.com/2002/jan/12/news/mn-22157

2011: Vang Pao, the former general and leader of his Hmong ethnic group in Laos, dies in exile in the US, aged 81. He led a 15-year CIA-sponsored secret war in Laos during the Vietnam War and, when it was lost, led tens of thousands of his people into exile


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12133710
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12133736
http://www.english.rfi.fr/americas/20110107-hmong-leader-and-anti-communist-fighter-dies-exile

2012: Britain’s foreign secretary concludes a historic trip to Myanmar following talks with democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. William Hague is the first British foreign minister to visit Myanmar in over half a century

 

Holidays and observances

Laos: Pathet Lao Day



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