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On 16 February in Southeast Asian history

ON 16 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 16, 2019

1916: Birth of General Duong Van Minh, last South Vietnam president, who died on August 6, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duong_Van_Minh

1945: The Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines is occupied by American troops, almost three years after the devastating and infamous Bataan Death March
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bataan-recaptured

1945: American forces land on Corregidor island in the Philippines (fights up to 3 March)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_the_Recapture_of_Corregidor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iXlE5Q23cs

1950: Fearing Communists Chinese military assistance to Hanoi, France requests U.S. aid in fighting the Viet Minh

1962: USA suspend their help to the Laotian government of Prince Boun Oum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boun_Oum

1974: Birth of Johnny Tri Nguyen, Vietnamese American stuntman and martial arts actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Tri_Nguyen

1981: Start of a voyage of pope John-Paul II to Pakistan, Philippines and Japon
http://www.aenet.org/popepaul/pope0.htm

1986: After the National Assembly declared the election in favor of Marcos, close to a million supporters of Cory Aquino attend a rally to hear Cory outline a national campaign of civil disobedience
http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2014/feb/17/philippines-ferdinand-marcos-corazon-aquino

2015: East Timor swears in Rui Araujo as new prime minister
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31492776