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Wars, conflicts and strategy on 12 May in Asian history

1968-05-12 Fire Support Base Coral

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 12 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 12, 2019

907: Zhu Wen forces Emperor Ai into abdicating, ending the Chinese Tang Dynasty after nearly three hundred years of rule
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhu_Wen

1510: The Prince of Anhua rebellion begins when Zhu Zhifan kills all the officials invited to a banquet and declares his intent on ousting the powerful Ming Dynasty eunuch Liu Jin during the reign of the Zhengde Emperor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Anhua_rebellion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhu_Zhifan

1888: In Borneo island, the sultanate of Brunei, and North Borneo (Sabah) become British protectorates but North Borneo administration remains entirely in the hands of the British North Borneo Company
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Borneo_Chartered_Company
http://flagspot.net/flags/my-sa_nb.html

1949: The People’s Liberation Army launches the Battle of Shanghai
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghai_Campaign

1961: Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem in Saigon during his tour of Asian countries, calling Diem the “Churchill of Asia”
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lyndon-b-johnson-visits-south-vietnam
http://prde.upress.virginia.edu/content/Vietnam

1964: Visit to Saigon of US Secretary for Defense Robert McNamara. USA will deliver 75 Skyraider bombers to South Vietnam

1966: Beijing accuses the USA to have shot down a Chinese plane over Yunnan province

1968: North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces attack Australian troops defending Fire Support Base Coral, east of Lai Khe in South Vietnam on the night of 12/13 May, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides and beginning the Battle of Coral-Balmoral

1968-05-12 Fire Support Base Coral

https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/coral
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Coral%E2%80%93Balmoral
https://vietnamwar.govt.nz/memory/battles-coral-and-balmoral-viet-nam-1968

 

1969: Moscow announces that skirmishes happened at the beginning of the month on Xinjiang and Soviet Kazakstan border

1975: The Cambodian navy seizes the American merchant ship SS Mayaguez in international waters
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-ship-mayaguez-seized
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayag%C3%BCez_incident

1975-05-12 Mayagued

2007: Death of Mullah Dadullah Akhund, Taliban military leader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mullah_Dadullah_Akhund

2014: Southeast Asian leaders express “serious concern” over worsening territorial disputes in the South China Sea, presenting a rare united front against an increasingly assertive Beijing

2015 : The Philippines and Japan hold their first joint naval exercises in the South China Sea while Japan’s coastguard works with Vietnam as Tokyo boosts maritime ties with two nations at odds with Beijing over the disputed waterway
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/japan-philippines-hold-first-south-china-sea-naval-exercises/
http://www.manilatimes.net/philippines-japan-hold-unprecedented-naval-drills/183124/