ON 7 JULY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY
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Updated on July 7, 2019
1892: In the Philippines, the secret organization Katipunan is founded by Andrès Bonifacio, aiming independence from Spain
1924: Birth of Eddie Romero, Filipino director, producer, and screenwriter who died on May 28, 2013
1942: Birth of Salamat Hashim, founder of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (Milf), killed on July 13, 2003
1951: Amity treaty between India and Burma
1954: Vietnam emperor Bao Dai chooses Ngo Dinh Diem as premier, succeeding Prince Buu Loc
1955: China announces it will provide aid to Hanoi
1962: Students demonstrations against the Ne Win’s military government and the government retaliates with severe measures. No one exactly know who gave the orders to open fire. The Students’ Union building will be dynamited with some of the students Inside on the second day (see July 8)
1963: In South Vietnam, famous writer Nhat Lin Nguyen Tuong Tam commits suicide before to be tried on complot against the regime. Thousands will attend his funeral
1963: During the Buddhist crisis, the police of Ngô Đình Nhu, brother and chief political adviser of Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem, Attack a group of American journalists who were covering a protest.
1969: First US troops withdrawn from South Vietnam
2012: East Timor’s Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao is set for a new term of coalition government after his party won parliamentary elections – but without an overall majority.