On 26 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 26 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 26, 2019

1655: Dutch West Indies Company denies Peter Stuyvesant’s desire to exclude Jews from New Amsterdam

1898: After the United States declared war on Spain the day before, Commodore George Dewey’s squadron calling in the port of Hong Kong is ordered to “capture or destroy the Spanish squadron,” which was based in Manila, Philippines

1944: Birth of Amien Rais, Indonesian politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amien_Rais

1945: During the World War II, Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army are liberated in Baguio City
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Battle%20of%20Baguio%20(1945)&item_type=topic
http://www.pacificwrecks.com/provinces/philippines_baguio.html

1954: The Geneva conference , an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea begins


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/geneva-conference-begins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI6C_WSCp4U

 1975: The final offensive of the Ho Chi Minh campaign to full victory is launched

1999: Sultan Mizan Abidin is elected king of Malaysia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizan_Zainal_Abidin_of_Terenggan

2012: Cambodian environmental campaigner Chut Wutty shot dead by police while travelling in a threatened forest region. Mr Wutty had been helping indigenous people organise protests against the exploitation of protected forests.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-17859016

2014: President Barack Obama has become the first U.S. president to visit Malaysia in nearly half a century. Obama is the first American leader to set foot in Malaysia since President Lyndon Johnson came here in 1966
http://www.voanews.com/content/obama-in-malaysia-on-third-leg-of-asian-tour/1901699.html http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/26/barack-obama-visits-malaysia-us-economy-security

 



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