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On 20 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 20 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 20, 2019

1785: Invading Siamese forces attempt to exploit the political chaos in Vietnam, but are ambushed and annihilated at the Mekong River by the Tay Son in the Battle of Rạch Gầm-Xoài Mút
http://pages.rediff.com/battle-of-r——ch-g——m-xo—-i-m—-t/1208018#!info
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_R%E1%BA%A1ch_G%E1%BA%A7m-Xo%C3%A0i_M%C3%BAt

1785-01-20 Battle of Rạch Gầm Xoài Mút

1841: Death of Minh Mang, the second emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam born on Feburuary 14, 1791
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minh_Mang_(emperor)

1853: The proclamation of annexation of Burma is issued. Thus the Second Burmese War is brought to an end without any treaty being signed
http://www.gktoday.in/second-anglo-burmese-war/

1872: In the Philippines, the so-called Cavite Mutiny takes place
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/891/today-in-philippine-history-january-20-1872-the-cavite-mutiny-took-place
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1872_Cavite_mutiny

1877: Death of Dato Maharajalela Lela, Malay nationalist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dato_Maharaja_Lela

1896: Death of Graciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino hero, orator and satirist, of turbeculosis, born in January 1856
http://www.univie.ac.at/Voelkerkunde/apsis/aufi/history/jaena.htm

1898: Birth of U Razak, Burmese politician, chairman of the Burma Muslim Congress, assassinated in July 1947
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Razak

1899: In the Philippines, the Schurman Commission is created
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/892/today-in-philippine-history-january-20-1899-the-schurman-commission-was-created
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schurman_Commission

1920: Birth of Filipino General Fabian Ver, who died on November 21,  1998
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabian_Ver
http://www.nytimes.com/1984/10/25/world/a-filipino-on-the-spot.html

1945: The Burma Road, a highway in southeastern Asia, extending about 1,125 km from the railhead of Lashio ( Burma), to Kunming (capital of Yunnan Province), cut by the Japanese is reopened

1963: Indonesian Foreign minister announces that Indonesia would pursue a policy of Konfrontasi with Malaysia

1964: In Jars Plain, meeting between  laotian Prime Minister Souvanna Phouma and the leader of communist Pathet Lao Souphanouvong

1974: End of the battle between Chinese and Vietnamese navies in Paracels archipelago which is sized by the Chinese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Paracel_Islands
http://paracelspratlyislands.blogspot.com/2008/01/chinese-aggression-of-paracels.html

1984: Birth of Toni Gonzaga, Filipina actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toni_Gonzaga

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvkU5xXNHFQ

1988: Second meeting between Prince Sihanouk and pro-Vietnam Cambodian leader Hun Sen in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (France)

2001: After the Philippines armed forces withdraw their support, President Joseph Estrada is dismissed and replaced by vice-president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1063976.stm

2006: A 2,000-page report to the  United Nations General Secretary accuses the Indonesian army of killing from 100,000 to 180,000 victims during the 25 years of occupation of East-Timor by murders, rapes, organized starvation and chemical weapons
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1508119.stm
https://www.themonthly.com.au/monthly-essays-mark-aarons-truth-death-diplomacy-east-timor-commission-s-report-confirms-australian-