On 20 October in Southeast Asian history

1944-10

ON 20 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 20, 2019

1603: Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~borao/2Profesores/massacre.pdf

1944: General Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines when he commands an Allied assault on the islands, stepping ashore at Leyte, 2 1/2 years after he’d said, “I shall return.”


http://www.olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_ops_battles_1944philippines.php

http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/calendar.php?do=getinfo&day=2008-10-19&e=327&c=1
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/697/today-in-philippine-history-october-20-1944-general-douglas-macarthur-landed-in-palo-leyte-to-reclaim-the-philippines-from-the-japanese

1958: In Thailand, a second coup d’état by army chief Sarit Thanarat takes place, allegedly because of the government failed to solve economic problems
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Sarit_Thanarat

1962: Vong Savang, the son of the king of Laos Savang Vatthana is named crown Prince
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11724227

1967: Thousands of demonstrators in Oakland, California, hold the biggest protest yet against the Vietnam war
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/20/newsid_3153000/3153144.stm

1977: In Thailand, military coup d’état led by Kriangsak Chomanan ousts Tanin Kraivixien
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriangsak_Chomanan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanin_Kraivixien

1999: Abdurrahman Wahid is elected the 4th president of Indonesia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/events/indonesia/profiles/351413.stm

2009: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono becomes the first president of Indonesia to be sworn in for a second term, consolidating political stability in the sprawling southeast Asian archipelago
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/10/2009102071717146398.html

2013: Jamalul Kiram III, 75 — who described himself as the « Sultan of Sulu » after a group of islands in the southern Philippines — died at a government hospital but remained defiant to the end.
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/88357/heir-of-sulu-sultanate-dies

2014: Widodo, the first Indonesian president not to come from the ranks of the country’s established political, business and military elite, took the oath of office in a ceremony at the parliament in the capital, Jakarta, attended by regional leaders and US Secretary of State John Kerry
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/new-indonesian-president-widodo-sworn-2014102041655878556.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/indonesia/11173758/Indonesia-new-president-who-is-Joko-Widodo.html



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