On 9 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 9 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 9, 2019

1288: During the Mongol invasions of Vietnam, Yuan forces are defeated by Trần forces in the Battle of Bach Dang in present-day northern Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_B%E1%BA%A1ch_%C4%90%E1%BA%B1ng_(1288)
http://www.academia.edu/1152652/Understanding_the_Bach_Dang_battlefield_from_recent_research_results

1910: Birth of Nouhak Phoumsavanh, president of Laos (1992-1998) who died on September 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nouhak_Phoumsavanh

1942: US commander on Bataan, capitulates to the Japanese
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1063/today-in-philippine-history-april-9-1942-general-edward-king-was-forced-to-surrender-to-the-japanese
http://www.historynet.com/a-dreadful-step-surrender-at-luzon.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bataan

1942-04-09 Bataam surender 2

1946: Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU) is founded, with limited former Japanese small aircraft

1956: In South Vietnam, President Ngo Dinh Diem renounces to organize elections on reunification of Vietnam as planned in Geneva agreement in July 1954

1961: Ngo Dinh Diem is reelected president of South Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngo_Dinh_Diem

1966: Death of Sutan Sjahrir, first PM of Indonesia (1945-1947), born on March 5, 1909
http://www.slideshare.net/irwanarfandi/sutan-sjahrir-the-biography

1973: Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam

1988: Birth of Dino Imperial, Filipino actor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dino_Imperial

 

Holidays and observances

Philippines: Day of Valour, also known as the “Bataan Day”

 



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