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On 16 October in Southeast Asian history

ON 16 OCTOBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on October 16, 2019

1600: Dutch Olivier van Noort ships reach Philippines
http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-BucExpl-t1-body-d11-d2.html

1907: After the first elections to the Philippine Assembly, in July, the first session is opened. The Nacionalista Party of Manuel Quezon and Sergio Osmena won the elections and will continue to dominate Philippine electoral politics until World War II
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1582/today-in-philippine-history-october-16-1907-the-philippine-assembly-was-inaugurated

1931: Birth of Rosa Rosal, Filipina actress and humanitarian
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0740944/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Rosal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b35dVGf3QFI

1954: In Vietnam, a national congress, convened in Saigon by Bao Dai, refuses the adhesion to the French Union Française “under its current form”
http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0819671.html

1965: In Indonesia, the Chinese trade mission in Jakarta is ransacked (anti-China activities after the September 30 coup)

1967: John Baez is arrested in Vietnam protest
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/october/16/newsid_2535000/2535301.stm

1968: Birth of Mark Lee, Singaporean actor and director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Lee_(comedian)

1973: Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese diplomat Le Duc Tho are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the Paris peace accords. Kissinger accepted, but Tho declined the award until such time as “peace is truly established.”
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1973/press.html

1975: The Balibo Five, a group of Australian-based television journalists based in the town of Balibo in the then Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), are killed by Indonesian troops http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/fact-sheets/fs238.aspx
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-21/balibo-five-investigation-dropped-by-afp/5828814

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3qN7el001Q

2003: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tells a summit of Islamic leaders that “Jews rule the world by proxy” and the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims should unite, using nonviolent means for a “final victory.”

2012: Myanmar’s reformist President Thein Sein is re-appointed as head of the ruling party at a key meeting aimed at reviving its flagging political fortunes against a resurgent opposition.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121016-378051.html