On 29 April in Southeast Asian history

ON 29 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 29, 2018

1803: Birth of James Brooke, first White Rajah of Sarawak (1941-1868) who died on June 11, 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Brooke

1902: US Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines

1902-04-29 Prolongation Chinese exclusion Act

1938: Birth of Daim Zainuddin, Malaysian economist and politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daim_Zainuddin

1942: Japanese troops march into Lashio (Burma), cutting off Burma Road
http://www.worldwar2history.info/Burma/Road.html

1965: Australian Prime Minister Menzies announces that, at the request of USA and South Vietnam, he is sending an 800-man battalion to fight in South Vietnam
http://alphahistory.com/vietnamwar/australian-involvement-in-vietnam/
https://www.awm.gov.au/journal/j32/rabel.asp

1970: 50,000 US and South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia, where Prince Sihanouk have been ousted on March 18, to hunt Vietcong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-south-vietnamese-forces-launch-cambodian-incursion

1974: Birth of Anggun, Indonesian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anggun
http://www.facebook.com/anggun.official

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU-6eOuYEwQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avq5CaDpwK4&feature=related

1975: By the Operation Frequent Wind, the last US citizens begin evacuation from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/frequent_wind.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Frequent_Wind
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-frequent-wind-begins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J87rgk33X84&feature=relmfu

1975: Vietnam War: The North Vietnamese Army completes its capture of all parts of South Vietnamese-held Spratly (Trường Sa) Islands.

1989: The National Assembly of the People’s Republic of Kampuchea amends the constitution, replacing the name of the country as State of Cambodia and declares it « neutral, pacifist and nonaligned » Buddhism is proclaimed state religion

1991: In Bangladesh, a cyclone with winds of around 155mph kills at least 138,000 people and leaves as many as 10 million homeless

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Bangladesh_cyclone

2000: Death of Pham Van Dong, former Vietnamese Prime Minister, born on 1st March 1906
https://apnews.com/cc880327cadde9b1e281445eb8191b8a
https://www.nytimes.com/2000/05/02/world/pham-van-dong-voice-of-vietnam-s-revolt-dies-at-94.html

2002: Death of Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor, born on April 1, 1914
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lor_Tok

2012: Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), says that a dispute over the wording of the country’s parliamentary oath of office has been resolved.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/04/201243035921368994.html



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