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On 7 April in Southeast Asian history

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Updated on April 7, 2019

1506: Birth of Saint Francis Xavier, Spanish co-founder of the Society of Jesus and missionary in Asia, who died on December 3, 1552

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Xavier

1521: Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Cebu
http://www.nndb.com/people/629/000092353/

1541: Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies

1605: Death of Siam’s king Naresuan, born on April 25, 1555
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naresuan

King Naresuan

1767: The Burmese sack the starving city of Ayutthaya for the second time in history, committing atrocities. Thousands of Siamese captives are relocated to Burma. End of Burmese–Siamese War (1765–1767)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese%E2%80%93Siamese_War_(1765%E2%80%9367)

1782: After a rebellion, Taksin, King of Siam (Thailand) is executed. He was born on 17 April 1734
https://searchinginhistory.blogspot.com/2014/11/taksin-king-of-thonburi.html

1871: Birth of Epifanio de los Santos, Filipino historian, scholar and lawyer who died on April 18, 1928
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1060/today-in-philippine-history-april-7-1871-epifanio-de-los-santos-was-born-in-malabon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epifanio_de_los_Santos

1907: Birth of Le Duan, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1960 to his death on July 8, 1986
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%AA_Du%E1%BA%A9n
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5180354.stm

Le Duan

1945: After being delayed on the roads from Xiangkhoang and Vientiane by the Franco-Laotian guerrillas (of whom the Hmong were particularly effective), two battalions of Japanese troops finally arrive in Luang Prabang
http://www.angelfire.com/folk/khunborom/japanese.htm

1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower coins one of the most famous Cold War phrases when he suggests the fall of French Indochina to the communists could create a “domino” effect in Southeast Asia. The so-called “domino theory” dominated U.S. thinking about Vietnam for the next decade

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-gives-famous-domino-theory-speech
http://historytools.davidjvoelker.com/sources/domino.html

1963: In Laos, Kieng-Khuang city is taken by Pathet Lao, the communist guerilla
http://countrystudies.us/laos/18.htm

1971: US president Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam

1978: In the Philippines, first legislative elections since the Martial Law has been proclaimed in 1972. Doubtful victory for the party of President Ferdinand Marcos

1992: Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon is installed as prime minister, up to May 24
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suchinda_Kraprayoon

2000: Death of Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer, born on June 25, 1944
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broery_Marantika
http://www.broery.com/

2008: Death of Ludu Daw Amar, Burmese writer, born on November 29, 1915
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/apr/12/burma
http://malaccabar.org/archives/116

Daw Amar

2012: President Thein Sein meets with members of a peace delegation from the rebel Karen National Union. The first time the president had talked with rebel leaders since he issued a call for dialogue last August
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Burma-President-Meets-with-Karen-Rebels-146521725.html

2016: Vietnam elects a new Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, to lead the emerging economy as it comes under increasing pressure to reform a scandal hit state-owned sector and banking system
http://www.dw.com/en/new-prime-minister-rounds-out-vietnams-leadership-trio/a-19170482