On 12 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 12 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 12, 2019

1554: Bayinnaung, who would go on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia, is crowned King of Burma
http://www.uclmyanmar.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/4-Accounts-of-King-Bayinnaung.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayinnaung

1954: Bao Dai appoints Prince Buu Loc as Prime Minister of Viet Nam. Buu Loc had previously served as Vietnamese High Commissioner in Paris

prince Buu Loc 1954

1962: During the Vietnam War, by the Operation Chopper, the first American combat mission in the war, takes place
http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1439595-operation-chopper
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Chopper_(Vietnam)
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/on-this-day–america-begins-first-combat-operation-in-vietnam-war-153329849.html

1962-01-12 Operation Chopper

1962: The United States Air Force launches Operation Ranch Hand, a « modern technological area-denial technique » designed to expose the roads and trails used by the Viet Cong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-ranch-hand-initiated
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~tpilsch/AirOps/ranch.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ranch_Hand

1966: President Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended, while Moscow gives its full support to Hanoi and the National Liberation Front

1977: Birth of Piolo Pascual, Filipino actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piolo_Pascual

1979: The Vietnamese install the new People’s Republic of Kampuchea (PRK)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People%27s_Republic_of_Kampuchea

2011: Vietnam Communist Party congress gets underway. More than 1,400 delegates will decide new five-year plans and pick new leadership. Human rights groups complain about the arrest of dissidents and the blockage of websites
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Amid-arrests-and-censorship,-Vietnam-Communist-Party-congress-gets-underway-20486.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12168737

2012: Myanmar’s government and one of the country’s most prominent ethnic rebel groups, the Karen National Union (KNU), have signed a ceasefire after decades of civil conflict
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/01/201211261327632470.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16523691

 



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