On 21 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 21 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 21, 2019

1853: Birth of Leon Ma. Guerrero y Leogardo, Filipino writer, revolutionary leader, politician, the first licensed pharmacist in the Philippines, and one of the most eminent botanists in the country in his time, who died on April 13, 1935
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/893/today-in-philippine-history-january-21-1853-leon-ma-guerrero-was-born-ermita-manila
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le%C3%B3n_Mar%C3%ADa_Guerrero

1883: Birth of Amang Rodriguez, Filipino politician, who died on December 19, 1964
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eulogio_Rodriguez

1899: Aguinaldo promulgates what is now known as the Malolos Constitution of the Philippines
http://www.philippine-history.org/malolos-congress.htm
https://www.jstor.org/stable/2142663?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
http://filipino.biz.ph/history/constitution.html

1899-01-21 Malolos constitution

1910: Birth of Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader who died on April 1, 1981
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eua_Sunthornsanan

1918: Birth of Chichay, Filipino actress who died on March 31, 1993
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichay

1948: Dutch found “Negara Madura” government on Madura

1949: The United Nations Security  Council votes a resolution asking the resumption of negotiations between Netherlands and Indonesian independence leaders

1950: Nguyen Phan Long becomes Prime Minister of the State of Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguy%E1%BB%85n_T%E1%BA%A5n_D%C5%A9ng

1955: US Army takes charge of organization and training of South Vietnam Army

1961: Senator Ferdinand Marcos is elected president of the Liberal party
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1427/today-in-philippine-history-january-21-1961-senator-marcos-was-elected-president-of-the-liberal-party

1968: The North Vietnamese forces attack the US Marines base of Khe Sanh, South Vietnam. One of the biggest battle of the Vietnam war, it finished only in early April
http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/khe/index.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-for-khe-sanh-begins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St1yhbRdiZ4

1970: After two-month, resumming of sino-Us talks in Varsovy and again adjourned on May 18

1977: President Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada

1979: Birth of Inul Daratista, Indonesian dangdut singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inul_Daratista

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e80J5xPnMbg

1999: The Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen authorizes United Nations to organize the trial of Khmer Rouge

2008: Since the military seized power in September, a new elected parliament meets in Thailand
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7199647.stm

2010: A court in Vietnam has convicted four activists, including prominent human rights lawyer Le Cong Dinh, of trying to overthrow the Communist government
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8470110.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/01/201012182633950983.html

2010: Joseph Estrada, the former Philippines president, is cleared to make a run for the presidency again in elections scheduled for later this year. Estrada, who was removed from office in 2001, argues that he never completed his first term
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2010/01/201012122529345315.html

2013: Death of Chumpol Silpa-archa, Thai academic and politician; Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand since 2011, born on June 6, 1940
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/politics/BANHARN-MOURNS-DEMISE-OF-BROTHER-CHUMPOL-30198383.html

 



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