On 10 December in Southeast Asian history

ON 10 DECEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 10, 2018

1861: Forces led by Nguyen Trung Truc, an anti-colonial guerrilla leader in southern Vietnam, sink the French lorcha L’Esperance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Trung_Truc

1898:The Treaty of Paris ends the hispano-American War. Spain cedes the Philippines to USA for 20  millions dollars
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/treatyofparis.htm
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/treaty.html
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/treaty1898.html

1898-12-10-traite-de-paris

1917: Birth of Sultan Yahya Petra, sultan of Kelantan (1960-1979) and king of Malaysia (1975-1979) who died on March 29, 1979
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahya_Petra_of_Kelantan

Sultan Yahya Petra 3

1932: Thailand adopts a constitution and becomes a constitutional monarchy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siamese_revolution_of_1932
http://www.expique.com/blog/2014/12/10/constitution-day-thailand/

1941: Imperial Japanese forces under the command of Masaharu Homma land on northern Luzon in the Philippines
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=46

1941-12-10-jap-landing-on-luzon

1941: Trained in Japan, Aung San and the « Thirty heros » found the Army for Independence of Burma
http://www.aungsan.com/Time_Line.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_Comrades
https://www.irrawaddy.com/opinion/commentary/man-behind-burma-independence-army.html

Aung San 23

1941: British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sink following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/sinking1.html
http://combinedfleet.com/battles/Sinking_of_the_Prince_of_Wales_and_Repulse

1941-12-10 sinking of Prince_of_Wales_and_Repulse

1941: Chinese army began to fight against the Japanese in Burma
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11433.html

1981: Birth of Taufik Batisah, Singaporean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taufik_Batisah

1989: Birth of Ng Chee Yang, Singaporean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ng_Chee_Yang


1991: Aung San Suu Kyi book “Freedom from fear” is published in London
https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/179240/freedom-from-fear/
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/106320.Freedom_from_Fear

 

Freedom_from_fear_1991
 2008: Death of Didith Reyes, Filipino singer, born on September 17, 1949
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/138540/showbiz/former-singer-didith-reyes-found-dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didith_Reyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uabjej1qsFw

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: Constitution Day



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