On 8 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 8 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 8, 2017

1762: Birth of Gia Long, emperor of Vietnam (1802-1820) who died on February 3, 1820
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia_Long

1890: Birth of Claro M. Recto, Filipino nationalist, father of the 1935 constitution, who died on October 2, 1960
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/921/today-in-philippine-history-february-8-1890-claro-m-recto-was-born-in-tiaong-tayabas
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Claro_M._Recto

1893: Birth of Ba Maw, Burmese premier (1937-1939, who died on May 29, 1977
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ba_Maw
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=145
http://www.drbamawlibrary.org/about-drbamaw.asp

1903: Birth of Tunku Abdul Rahman, First Malayan Prime Minister after independence (1957-1990) who died on December 6, 1990
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/tunku-abdul-rahman-93.php
http://www.malaysiahistory.net/v2/?p=158
http://www.yayasantar.org.my/eng/sp_biography.html

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1924: Birth of Khamtay Siphandone, president of Laos (1998-2006)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khamtai_Siphandon

1935: The Philippine Constitution is adopted
http://kahimyang.info/kauswagan/articles/1435/today-in-philippine-history-february-8-1935-the-philippine-constitution-was-adopted

1939: Birth of Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (Maoist) in December 1968, living in exile in the Netherlands
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Maria_Sison
http://www.josemariasison.org/

1942: Japanese begin main assault on Singapore, landing on the north-west cost at 8.15 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Singapore
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2844297/posts

1942: Due to the strong resistance of the US-Filipino forces, Japanese General Masaharu Homma, suspends his offensive on Luçon
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=108

1943: Under the command of Major General Orde Wingate, the 77th Indian Brigade, also called the Chindits, launch guerrilla raids behind Japanese lines in Burma
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britains-indian-brigade-begins-guerrilla-operations-in-burma
http://www.chindits.info/Longcloth/Main.htm

1960: Birth of Benigno Simeon “NoyNoy” Aquino III, former president of the Philippines
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8674853.stm
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Benigno_%22Noynoy%22_Aquino_III

1962: The Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV), headed by Gen. Paul D. Harkins, former U.S. Army Deputy Commander-in-Chief in the Pacific, is installed in Saigon as the United States reorganizes its military command in South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/macv-established

1971: Military operation of South Vietnamese troops against Ho Chi Minh Tracks in Laos
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-lam-son-719-begins
http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/vietnam-war-history/videos/a-soldiers-story-operation-lam-son-719

1982: Birth of Carlene Aguilar, Filipino beauty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlene_Aguilar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDfWuDJdf5o

2002: Ong Teng Cheong, president of Singapore (1993-1999), dies from cancer at 66 years old
http://www.singapore-window.org/sw02/020208af.htm
http://mothership.sg/2016/02/in-memory-ong-teng-cheong-spores-only-peoples-president-passed-away-14-years-ago/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-8HYcuNrG4

2007: The former separatist cadre, Irwandi Yusuf, elected in December 2006, takes officially his functions as governor of Aceh province
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irwandi_Yusuf

2008: Death of Chua Ek Kay, Singaporean painter, born on November 21, 1947
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chua_Ek_Kay
https://www.google.fr/search?q=chua+ek+kay&hl=fr&tbo=d&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=iRAUUaPwLo-YhQeYpYHwDA&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAA&biw=1366&bih=508

Chua Ek Kay

2011: Angelo Tomas Reyes, 65, who had also served as defense secretary of the Philippines and in other Cabinet-level posts, commits suicide from a single bullet fired into his chest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12389096

2012: The ethnic Mon community has been permitted by authorities to publicly celebrate their national day for the first time in 15 years in Myanmar. The minority group, who number up to eight million of the country mark the ancient founding of Hanthawady, the last Mon kingdom
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/02/201228145322572206.html

 

Holidays and observances

Nirvana Day, an annual Buddhist festival



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