On 20 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 20 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 20, 2019

1752: Start of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, a new phase in the Burmese Civil War (1740–57)
https://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1700s/yr50/konbaunghanthawaddy.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konbaung%E2%80%93Hanthawaddy_War

1967: Us planes bomb North Vietnam port Haiphong for the first time during Vietnam War
http://www.historycentral.com/Vietnam/FirstHaiphong.html

1970: US President Nixon announces that 150,000 soldiers will come back from Vietnam before the end of the year
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-more-troop-withdrawals

1972: In Burma, General San Yu is appointed commander in chief of Tatmadaw or Armed forces of Burma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Yu

1996: Death of Tran Van Tra, communist Vietnamese general and politician, born in 1918
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-general-tran-van-tra-1306863.html
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/04/25/world/tran-van-tra-of-vietnam-77-commander-in-tet-offensive.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tran_Van_Tra

Tran Van Tra

2003: In Thailand, by 323 votes vs 16, Banyat Bantadtan, 61, succeeds Chuan Leekpai as president of the Democratic Party, the only one opposition force in the parliament
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banyat_Bantadtan

2013: The European Union will drop most sanctions against Burma to reward the country’s progress toward democracy, two EU diplomats said
http://asiancorrespondent.com/105934/diplomats-eu-to-drop-sanctions-against-burma/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/burmamyanmar/10006542/EU-to-lift-sanctions-against-Burma-permanently.html



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