On 8 March in Southeast Asian history

1942-03-08 Japonais prennent Rangoon

ON 8 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 8, 2019

1942: The Dutch surrender to the Japanese forces on Java after two months of fighting
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dutch-surrender-on-java
 1942-03-06 Dutch-Pows-on-Java

1942: In Burma, Japanese troops capture Rangoon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_conquest_of_Burma

1942-03-08 Japonais prennent Rangoon

1944: Japanese troops counter-attack American forces on Hill 700 in Bougainville, in a battle that will last five days
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-vetscor/1624442/posts
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-P-Rabaul/USA-P-Rabaul-17.html

http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/operation_cherryblossom_bougainville.html

1946: French troops land in Haiphong, the chief port in Tonkin

1949: By the Elysée Agreement, ratified on June 3, France recognizes the “independence of Vietnam with Bao Dai as chief of state, In the the French Union. Bao Dai and President Auriol of France sign the Elysee Agreement
http://books.google.fr/books?id=0-SE1JhIlF4C&pg=PA110&lpg=PA110&dq=1949:Elys%C3%A9e+Agreement&source=bl&ots=eb9kPmtTyO&sig=S4bk2oAqzFGjEvISrRNQg40YsCk&hl=fr&sa=X&ei=UQIaU7qbFYWzywOC0YCgDQ&ved=0CE0Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=1949%3AElys%C3%A9e%20Agreement&f=false
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89lys%C3%A9e_Accords

1954: France and Vietnam open talks in Paris on a treaty to form the states of Indochina

1965: The first United States combat troops, 3,500 Marines, arrive in Da Nang, South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-marines-land-at-da-nang

1975: South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu orders the withdrawal of South Vietnamese forces from the Central Highlands
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-orders-force-withdrawal

1986: Bernabe Buscayno, who led the New People’s Army, among 42 political prisoners, is freed on order of President Corazon Aquino
http://www.pcij.org/i-report/edsa20/bernabe-buscayno.html
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE2DA153CF930A35756C0A961948260

2008: In the Philippines, Imelda Marcos is cleared of corruption
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2008/03/2008525142022793828.html

2011: Indonesia, Philippines sign pact to fight terror, transnational crimes
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20110309-324320/No-Asean-haven-for-terrorism

2013: Burma’s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) is holding its first ever congress, at which it will elect party leaders for the first time
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21710640

http://www.euronews.com/2013/03/08/myanmar-suu-kyi-s-party-holds-first-ever-congress/

2017 : The Philippine House of Representatives approves a bill to restore the death penalty, 11 years after it was abolished
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/03/philippines-house-overwhelmingly-approves-re-imposition-death-penalty/#ySBY5vgmUuqL7JR9.97
http://www.dw.com/en/philippines-moves-to-restore-death-penalty-for-drug-offenses/a-37841088
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/878935/senators-divided-on-fate-of-death-penalty-measure

 

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