On 20 March in Southeast Asian history

ON 20 MARCH IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on March 20, 2018

1602: The Dutch East India Company (VOC) is established
https://www.thoughtco.com/the-dutch-east-india-company-1434566
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/20-march-1602-the-dutch-east-india-company-was-established
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFbR5mc3AaQ
 VOC

1736: Birth of Chao Phraya Chakri who founded the current Chakri dynasty in Thailand in April 1782 (Rama I) and died in September 1809
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rama_I

1833: US and Siam sign a treaty of amity and commerce
https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2013/09/28/on-display-siamese-american-treaty-of-amity-and-commerce/
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Amity_and_Commerce_between_Siam_and_the_United

1942: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: “I came out of Bataan and I shall return”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEbwuehH35I

1945: The British, with the 19th Indian Division retake Mandalay in Burma
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-troops-liberate-mandalay-burma
http://www.burmastar.org.uk/stories/19th-indian-infantry-division/

1945-03-20 Prise de Mandalay

1946: Death of Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Buah Rindu), born on February 28, 1911
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Hamzah

1951: Indonesian army offensive against Darul Islam on Java
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darul_Islam_Rebellion
http://www.academia.edu/8303411/The_History_of_Darul_Islam_DI_and_Kartosuwiryo

1956: Indonesian Assembly (DPR) convenes. PNI-Masyumi-NU coalition forms government. Ali Sastroamidjojo is Prime Minister
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Sastroamidjojo

1969: US president Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970

1990: Ferdinand Marcos’s widows, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement and racketing
http://www.who2.com/imeldamarcos.html

1990: Birth of Joaquin Maria Gutierrez, Filipino violinist
http://maps.thefullwiki.org/Joaquin_Maria_Gutierrez

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvL3bzqj3Jg

2017 : East Timor holds first presidential election since UN peacekeepers left
http://www.dw.com/en/east-timor-holds-first-presidential-election-since-un-peacekeepers-left/a-38017195
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/20/timor-leste-presidential-election-revolutionary-hero-v-a-new-generation

 

 



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