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On 21 April in Southeast Asian history

Bangkok 1822

ON 21 APRIL IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 21, 2019

900 AD: The Laguna Copperplate Inscription (the earliest known written document found in what is now the Philippines) : the Honourable Namwaran and his children, Lady Angkatan and Bukah, are granted pardon from all their debts by the Commander and Chief of Tundun, as represented by the Honourable Jayadewa, Lord Minister of Pailah. Luzon, Philippines
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laguna_Copperplate_Inscription

1521: In the Philippines, Ferdinand Magellan baptisms Cebu island chief Rajah Humabon, his wife Ratu Humanay and 500 of their followers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajah_Humabon

http://pinoy-culture.com/who-was-hara-humahay-the-queen-of-cebu/

1782: The city of Rattanakosin, now known internationally as Bangkok, is founded on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama 1) as his new capital
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thailand/bangkok/history
http://www.hellosiam.com/html/Bangkok/Bangkok%20-%20history.htm

Bangkok 1822

1879: Birth of Raden Ajeng Kartini, Indonesian leading feminist who died on September 17, 1904
http://www.myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=kartini_indonesia_05_ul
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kartini

R. A. Kartini

1954: Birth of Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebiet_G._Ade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIX5TwrEJ1A

1975: President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu resigns and flees to Taiwan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/21/newsid_2935000/2935347.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-flees-saigon-as-xuan-loc-falls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xfEJJiGw2g

1997: Death of Diosdado Pangan Macapagal, 9th president of the Philippines (1961-1965) born on 28 September 1910
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15013858

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syPi-wCXGuM

2014: Death of Win Tin, one of the founders of Myanmar’s pro-democracy opposition and the nation’s longest-serving political prisoner
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/01/win-tin
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10779690/Win-Tin-obituary.html

2016: Laos National Assemby names 78-year-old Bounnhang Vorachit for the nation’s President post while Tongloun Sisoulith, 70, will take on the prime ministerial role
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/04/laos-elects-new-president-and-pm-during-inaugural-national-assembly-meeting/

 

Holidays and observances

Indonesia: Kartini Day