ON 14 JUNE IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on June 14, 2019
1285: Forces led by Prince Tran Quang Khai of Vietnam’s Tran Dynasty destroys most of the invading Mongol naval fleet in a battle at Chuong Duong
1789: Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,000-mile) journey in an open boat
1888: In Borneo Island, Sarawak becomes a British protectorate
1945: Filipino troops of the 15th, 66th and 121st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL liberate the captured in Ilocos Sur and start the Battle of Bessang Pass in Northern Luzon.
1945: Burma is fully liberated by Britain
1949: With the help of France, Bao Dai, who have been ousted by the Viet Minh (Communists) proclaims himself again emperor of Vietnam. The Associated State of Vietnam is established with Bao Dai as Head of State
1960 : Dwight Eisenhower arrives in Manila for the first State visit of an US president to the Philippines
1960: After the death of his father, Prince Norodom Sihanouk becomes head of Cambodia
1965: Nguyen Cao Ky becomes Prime Minister of South Vietnam at the head of a military junta; General Nguyen Van Thieu became the figurehead chief of state
1975: Death of Pablo Antonio, a pioneer of modern Philippine architecture, born on January 25, 1902
2009: Vietnam authorities arrest Le Cong Dinh a high-profile lawyer for allegedly conspiring against the government
2012: Police in the restive Indonesian province of Papua have shot dead a senior separatist leader, Mako Tabuni, sparking violent protests by locals.