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On 28 April in Southeast Asian history


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Updated on April 28, 2019

1611: Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world

1687: The English East India Company forwards a claim against Siam in the amount of 65,000 £ for damage suffered during the conflict between ships under Thai flag and Golconda, the possessions of the company along the Indian Coromandel Coast. Because of this the King of Ayutthaya orders all Englishmen connected to the company to leave the territory at once

1904: Sisavang Vong, born on 14 July 1885, is enthroned king of Luang Prabang up to his death on 29 October 1959

1949: Former Philippine First Lady Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and 10 others are also killed

1950: In Thailand, wedding of Bhumipol Adulyadej (Rama IX) with Queen Sirikit

1954: Birth of Vic Sotto, Filipino actor, comedian, and producer

1959: Death of Ki Hajar Dewantoro founder of the Toman Siswa Organization to promote national education for Indonesian, born on May 2, 1889

1970: US President Richard Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia

1975: General Duong Van Minh take the charge of president of South Vietnam for surrender to the Vietcong

1975: General Cao Văn Viên, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on victory

Cao Van Vien

1996: Death of Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of Indonesian President Suharto, at 72

2004: Groups of young, armed with machetes, attack police posts in the Muslim southern part of Thailand aiming to seize weapons. Police, informed, kill 106 of them

2004-04-28 Attaque Sud

2010: Thai troops and a convoy of hundreds of red-shirt protesters clash on the outskirts of Bangkok. One soldier has died, reportedly from a shot fired by a member of the security forces, and at least 10 people have been injured

2014: Death of Indonesian virtuoso violinist Idris Sardi, leaving a legacy of important compositions and notable protégés. He was 75

2014: President Barack Obama says he had no desire to contain or counter China despite clinching a defence pact with the Philippines which will inject US forces close to the volatile South China Sea

2016: China warns Southeast Asia over maritime dispute, maintaining that the dispute should be resolved between individual claimant countries instead of through ASEAN body