On 1st January in Southeast Asian history

ON 1 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 1, 2019

1546: Saint Francis Xavier leaves Malacca for Amboyna
http://www.cin.org/franxav.html

1803: Vietnam Emperor Gia Long orders all bronze wares of the Tay Son dynasty to be collected and melted into nine cannons for the Royal Citadel in Hue
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia_Long

1859: Birth of Thibaw Min, King of Burma (1878-1885) who died on December 19, 1916
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thibaw_Min

1860: Slavery ends in Netherlands Indies

1881: Birth of Vajiravudh, king of Siam as Rama VI (1910-1925) who died on November 25, 1925
http://tudtu.tripod.com/rama6.html


1886: Burma is annexed by the British as a province of British India
https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/myanmar-history-101-how-britain-defeated-burma

1892: Birth of Manuel Roxas, first president of the Philippines (1946-1948) who died on April 15, 1948
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1370/today-in-philippine-history-january-1-1892-manuel-roxas-was-born-in-capiz
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Roxas

1904: Netherlands Indies colony begins opium production

1946: Restitution to the British of the territories retaken by Siam after January 1942

1950: Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

1957: George Town, Penang (Malaya) becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

1958: Thanom Kittikachorn becomes prime minister of Thailand for the first time, up to October 22
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanom_Kittikachorn

1960: A new constitution is adopted for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (the first one was adopted on November 9, 1946)
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:JXkHA5PQCnMJ:www.worldstatesmen.org/Vietnam_North_1948.doc+1946+Constitution+of+the+Democratic+Republic+of+Vietnam&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us/

1965: Because that United Nations recognized the Federation on Malaysia (including north Borneo territories of Sarawak and Sabha), Indonesia quits the Organization

1969: Foundation of the People’s Liberation army of Thailand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communist_Party_of_Thailand

1973: Malaysian Prime Minister Abdul Razak sets up the National Front to replace the ruling Alliance Party

1976: Thailand reopens its border with Laos, taken by the Pathet Lao (communist) in April 1975

1984: Independence of the Sultanate of Brunei from the British
http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/brunei/brunei_brief.html



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