On 7 January in Southeast Asian history

1979-01-07 Viet prennent Phom Penh

ON 7 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY
 

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Updated on January 7, 2019

1901: Genral Arthur MacArthur orders the deportation of leaders of the Philippine Revolution to Guam
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/860/today-in-philippine-history-january-7-1901-macarthur-ordered-the-deportation-of-leaders-of-the-revolution-to-guam

1942: Japan begins successful siege of Bataan Peninsula during World War II, routing American and Philippine troops
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bataan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAJF6qbnbns

1946: France recognizes Cambodia autonomy in the frame of the French Union

1962: Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, fails

1965: Civilian government is restored in Saigon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/civilian-government-is-restored-in-saigon

1973: Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos suspends scheduled plebiscite on new constitution, saying his country is slipping back into subversion and corruption

1975: For the first time, the Vietnamese communist forces take the administrative center of a province (Phuoc-Binh, 125 km North of Saigon)

1979: Fall of Phnom-Penh, attacked by invading Vietnamese force. Fall of Pol Pot Khmer Rouge regime
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pol-pot-overthrown
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0107.html#article
http://abcnews.go.com/Archives/video/jan-1979-fall-phnom-penh-12508505

1979-01-07 Viet prennent Phom Penh

1984: After getting its independence from Britain, Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

1986: The National Assembly of the People’s Republic of Kampuchea ratifies the border treaty signes with Vietnam on December 27, 1985

1994: Death of Phoumi Vongvichit, President of Laos from1986 to 1991
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/01/12/obituaries/phoumi-vongvichit-84-is-dead-laotian-was-lifelong-communist.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-phoumi-vongvichit-1406588.html

2002: Extradition, from  Malaysia where he fled, of Nur Misuari, ex-governor of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), who tried an armed riotNur Misuari

2009: Tens of thousands of Cambodians have packed into a stadium in Phnom Penh to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the murderous Khmer Rouge
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7814974.stm

 

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