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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