On 18 August in Southeast Asian history

ON 18 AUGUST IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on August 18, 2019

1841: James Brooke is officially enthroned rajah of Sarawak (Borneo)
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-BrookeJ.html

1908: Birth of Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu) who died on February 16, 1070
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armijn_Pane

1945: Sukarno takes office as the first president of Indonesia with Hatta as vice-president, following the country’s declaration of independence the previous day and the constitution is adopted
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Indonesia#cite_note-Kusuma2004-2 https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Constitution_of_the_Republic_of_Indonesia
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-Hatta-Mo.html

1945-08-18 Constitution adopted

1965: In the Vietnam War, Operation Starlite begins – United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war


http://www.operationstarlite.com/history.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYqS1dHy5lY

1966: In Vietnam War, the Battle of Long Tan occurs, when a patrol of Royal Australian Regiment encounter the Viet Cong

1966-08-18 Long Tan
https://www.army.gov.au/our-history/history-in-focus/the-battle-of-long-tan
http://battleoflongtan.com/film/battle-long-tan-documentary/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ4txHAK6g4

 1971: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam

1975: Insurrection in the Portuguese province of East-Timor for independence



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