On 19 May in Southeast Asian history

19 MAY IN SOUTHEST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 19, 2019

1542: As its king Minkhaung surrenders, the Prome Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in present-day Burma
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prome_Kingdom
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minkhaung_of_Prome

1883: French Commandant Rivière is killed in the battle of Paper Bridge against the Chinese Black Flags in Tonkin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Paper_Bridge
http://warfarehistorian.blogspot.fr/2013/12/battle-of-paper-bridge-1883-frances-ill.html
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=ESD18830802.2.15
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Rivi%C3%A8re_(naval_officer)

1889: Birth of Tản Đà, Vietnamese poet and author who died on June 7, 1939
http://www.vietnamlit.org/wiki/index.php?title=Tan_Da

1890: Birth of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese communist leader and first président of North Vietnam who died on 2nd September 1969

http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/ho-chi-minh-46.php

1898: Filipino nationalist Emilio Aguinaldo Returns from exile in Hongkong
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/emilioaguinaldoreturns.htm

1925: Birth of Pol Pot, leader of the Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, who died on April 1998
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/78988.stm
http://www.history.com/topics/pol-pot

1941: Viet Minh, a communist coalition is formed at Cao Bằng Province, Vietnam
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/Asian_History_Terms_U_to_Z/g/Who-Were-the-Viet-Minh.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viet_Minh

1959: The North Vietnamese Army establishes Group 559, whose responsibility is to determine how to maintain supply lines to South Vietnam; the resulting route is the Ho Chi Minh trail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_559

1964: In Laos, US Air Force begins Operation Yankee Team
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee_Station#Yankee_Team_beginnings

1967: US bomb Hanoi

1972: South Vietnamese fight to open road to An Loc
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-fight-to-open-road-to-an-loc

2001: In the Philippines, election in the senate. On the 13 seats, the People Power Coalition supporting President Arroyo wins 8 seats vs 4 for former president Estrada supporters (including his wife) and an independent

2002: East-Timor independence ceremony, effective on 20 May, 0 :am with UN general secretary Kofy Annan, Bill Clinton and Indonesian president Megawati Sukarnoputri
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1996673.stm

2002: A new Vietnamese National Assembly is elected. All the candidates have been selected by the Communist Party of Vietnam
http://edition.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/05/19/vietnam.electionupdate/

2008: In Malaysia, Former Premier Mahathir quits UMNO

2010: The Royal Thai Armed Forces concludes its crackdown on protests by forcing the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Front_for_Democracy_Against_Dictatorship

2013: Death of Bella Flores, Filipino actress, born on February 27, 1929
https://www.rappler.com/entertainment/29538-bella-flores-dies-at-84
https://news.abs-cbn.com/entertainment/05/19/13/bella-flores-dies-84

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpTf05PKJUI

2016: Two Chinese jet fighters intercepted an American reconnaissance aircraft flying over the South China Sea in what U.S. defense officials characterized as a potentially unsafe maneuver
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/chinese-jets-intercept-us-spy-plane-over-south-china-sea
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1947204/beijing-and-washington-offer-differing-versions-spy

 

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