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Wars, conflicts and strategy on 16 May in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 16 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 16, 2019

1817: During the Ambonese uprising against Dutch authority of Thomas Matulesia (Kapitan Pattimura) the Fort of Duurstede is sized and all inhabitants killed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattimura

1817-05-16 Pattimura detroys Fort Duustede

1951: In Korea, new communist offensive

1956: Egypt recognizes People’s Republic of China

1961: A second Geneva conference is convened by the PRC, Cambodia, France, Laos, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, India, Canada, Poland, Burma, and Thailand. The negotiations will lead to the 23 July 1962 accord on Laos

1961: In South Korea, Park Chung-hee leads a bloodless military coup, called the 5.16 Revolution
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Park_Chung-hee
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2054405,00.html

1965: In an accident, a bomb destroys USAF base Bien Hoa in South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/accident-at-bien-hoa-kills-27-u-s-servicemen
http://www.vspa.com/bh-b57-explosion-1965.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teHsjwXTrcU

1975: India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state held a referendum where popular vote was in favor of merging with India
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/16-may-1975-sikkim-was-annexed-into-india
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikkim

1985: In Afghanistan, seven of the main resistance opposition organizations form a common front to oppose the Kabul communist power

1991: China and Russia sign a frontier treaty. Only a very small border dispute is unsolved
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Sino-Soviet_Border_Agreement

2008: USA says it will resume food aid to North Korea

2009: Sri Lankan troops capture the last patch of coastline held by the separatist Tamil Tigers
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/05/20095162495687972.html

2011: Kerry visits Pakistan in bid to repair ties, given the tense relations between the two countries following the killing of Osama bin Laden by US forces on Pakistani soil
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/world/asia/17kerry.html?_r=1&ref=asia
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2011/05/2011516151041909781.html

2014: China says its oil rig will continue drilling in contested waters in the South China Sea, despite deadly anti-Beijing riots in Vietnam
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27434945
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/16/china-vietnam-protests-territorial-dispute
http://www.voanews.com/media/video/1916188.html