On 27 March in Southeast Asian history


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Updated on March 27, 2019

1665: Cebu is established, becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines

1883: Capture of Nam Dinh (North Vietnam) by the French

1883-03-27 Nam Dinh Battle

1890 : Birth of Ruperto Kangleon, a Filipino legend in the resistance movement during the Japanese occupation who died on February 27, 1958

1899: Emilio Aguinaldo leads Filipino forces for the only time during the Philippine-American War at the Battle of Marilao River
http://philippineamericanwar.webs.com/advancetomalolos.htm                                                       http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Marilao_River

1933: Birth of Le Van Hung, Vietnamese general who committed suicide on the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975

Le Van Hung 2

1942: Japan forces Java to use “Tokyo time” 1½ hour forward

1945: The Burma National Army, under the command of General Aung San, rises up against the occupying Japanese

Burma National Army

1956: In Burma, the United National Front, leftist forces led by Burma Communist Party « White Flag) gets 30 % of the votes and 47 of the 250 seats in the National Assembly

1965: Following several days of consultations with the Cambodian government, South Vietnamese troops launch their first major military operation into Cambodia

1967: A new peace plan for Vietnam, proposed by United Nations General Secretary U Thant, is approved by Washington but rejected by Hanoi

1979: In Vietnam, for the first time, a Soviet warship drops anchor in Cam Ranh Bay

1981: Birth of Lin Junjie, Singaporean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin_Jun_Jie                                                                                                               http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3fp3c_lin-jun-jie-yyy_music

1985: Devan Nair is forced to resign as Singapore president

1999: Death of Michael Aris, husband of Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu kyi and Aris 1973

2001: In Oslo, opening of four-day talks between the Philippine government and the communist guerilla. Next meeting is fixed on June

2007: The Myanmar military junta challenges West by a imposing military parade in the new capital, Naypydaw, which is opened for the first time to foreign medias

2009: Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people http://www.indonesiamatters.com/3734/situ-gintung/

2014: The Philippine government signs a peace accord with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group. It is the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III


Holidays and observances

Myanmar: Armed Forces Day

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