On 18 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 18 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 18, 2019

1591: King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naresuan

1615: The first members of the Society of Jesus reach Vietnam on ships that docked in the port of Hoi An as part of a delegation of Japanese Christians who had fled their homeland because of an ongoing campaign of persecution against them

1737: A peace treaty is signed between the Spanish governor general and the Sultan of Sulu
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/889/today-in-philippine-history-january-18-1737-a-peace-treaty-was-signed-between-the-governorgeneral-the-sultan-of-sulu

1877: Birth of Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot and author, who died  in 1950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicente_Sotto

1950: Soviet Union recognizes the  Democratic Republic of Vietnam as China establish diplomatic relations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/china-and-soviet-union-recognize-democratic-republic-of-vietnam

1956: In London, first Anglo-Malayan conference for the independence of Malaya

1962: Us begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerillas

1964: Birth of Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rithy_Panh
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-25942191

1968: United Nations general secretary U Thant declares that the end of US bombing on North Vietnam is the prerequisite condition before any negociations

1969: In Paris, first meeting of the enlarged conference on Vietnam (USA, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and National Liberation Front)

2008: In Thailand, pro-Thaksin party, PPP, is clear of fraud. That clears the way of it to form a coalition government

2015: Filipinos estimated in the millions have gathered to join Pope Francis in a religious service in Manila, as the leader of Catholic Church winds down his five-day Philippine visit
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2015/01/millions-gather-pope-mass-manila-201511871929731922.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30869019

2017: Muslims across Thailand’s restive “Deep South” are mourning the death of Sapae-ing Basor, the spiritual leader of a near 13-year rebellion against Bangkok’s rule that has claimed more than 6,800 lives
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/thai-south-muslims-mourn-death-of-rebel-spiritual-leader
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/2017/01/16/death-separatist-leader-prompts-hope-fear-peace-prospects/

 

Holidays and observances

Thailand: Royal Thai Armed Forces Day (in observance of the victory of Naresuan in 1593



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