ON 8 NOVEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on November 8, 2018
1278: Trần Thánh Tông, the second emperor of the Trần dynasty, decides to pass the throne to his crown prince Trần Khâm and take up the post of Retired Emperor.
1614: Japanese daimyo Dom Justo Takayama is exiled to the Philippines by shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu for being Christian.
1893: Birth of Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand who died on May 30,1941
1927: Birth of Nguyen Khanh, former chief of state and Prime Minister of South Vietnam, who died on January 11, 2013
1947: In Thailand, by a coup d’état, Marshal Luang Pibul Songgram takes again the power
1949 : Sitting Chief Executive Elpidio Quirino is elected formally as the sixth president of the Philippines for a four-year term
1965: The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong in Operation Hump during the Vietnam War
2007: Death of Dulce Saguisag, Philippine Social Welfare secretary in a car crash
2008: The British government revokes the visas of the former Thailand prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife
2008: In Indonesia, three Islamic militants condemned to death for the 2002 Bali bombings which killed 202 people have been executed by firing squad
2010: Thousands have fled across the Burmese border to escape clashes between troops and ethnic Karen rebels, a day after the first election in 20 years. Thai officials said more than 10,000 people had fled the fierce fighting in and around the town of Myawaddy
2013: Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, strikes the Visayas region of the Philippines. The storm left at least 6,340 people dead with over 1,000 still missing, and caused S$2.86 billion (USD) in damage
2015: Myanmar’s first free nationwide election in 25 years, its biggest stride yet in a journey to democracy from dictatorship