On 17 November in Southeast Asian history

ON 17 NOVEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 17, 2018

1846: Pagan Min is  enthroned king of Burma succeeding his father Tharrawaddy Min, up to 1853
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagan_Min

1869: The Suez Canal  is opened to traffic, offering direct sea link between Europe and Asia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/suez-canal-opens
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/756/today-in-philippine-history-november-17-1869-the-suez-canal-in-egypt-opened-paving-way-for-the-philippines-direct-commercial-relations-with-spain

1891: Eulogio Despujol becomes governor-general of the Philippines
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1349/today-in-philippine-history-november-17-1891-eulogio-despujol-becomes-governorgeneral-of-the-philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eulogio_Despujol_y_Dusay

1898: In the Philippines, a provisional revolutionary government of the District of Visayas is inaugurated
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1725/today-in-philippine-history-november-17-1898-a-provisional-revolutionary-government-of-the-district-of-visayas-was-inaugurated

1921: Pa Chay Vue, Hmong Nationalist against the French is assassinated
http://hmonglessons.com/the-hmong/hmong-leaders/pa-chay-vu-paj-cais-vwj/

1942: Birth of Khang khek leu (nicknamed Dutch) who has been the head of  a torture center during the Khmer Rouge rule (1975-1979) and captured in 1999
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/340151.stm

1949: Birth of Nguyen Tan Dung, Vietnam Prime Minister since  2006 to 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_T%E1%BA%A5n_D%C5%A9ng
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5119642.stm

1965: In Vietnam, the US 1st Cavalry unit ambushed in the Ia Drang Valley

1965-11-17-battle-of-ia-drang
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/1st-cavalry-unit-ambushed-in-the-ia-drang-valley
http://www.historynet.com/ia-drang-where-battlefield-losses-convinced-ho-giap-and-mcnamara-the-u-s-could-never-win.htm
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/14/how-the-battle-of-the-ia-drang-valley-changed-the-course-of-the-vietnam-war.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48uhoDXoqbo

1967: Vietnam War:  Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November 13, US President Lyndon  B. Johnson tells his nation that, while much remained to be done, “We are  inflicting greater losses than we’re taking…We are making progress.”

1970: Vietnam War:  Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/my-lai-trial-begins

1971: In Thailand,  military coup d’état. Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn seizes power
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanom_Kittikachorn

1975: East-Timor  declares itself independent from Portugal

1982: General Prem is  the first Thailand Prime Minister to go to China

1985: Death of Lon Nol who overturned Sihanouk in March 1970 and  proclaimed the Republic, born on November 13, 1913
http://angkor1431.tripod.com/index/id26.html

2010: The results of the November 7 general elections  in Burma are announced
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_general_election,_2010

2011: Cambodia’s U.N.-backed tribunal rules a former senior Khmer Rouge leader unfit to stand trial for genocide and other crimes because she has Alzheimer’s disease. The tribunal said the illness diminishes Ieng Thirith’s mental capacity and ordered the 79-year-old defendant freed from detention.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15774044

 



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