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Wars, conflicts and strategy on 16 September in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 16 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 16, 2019

1945: Japan surrender Hong Kong to Admiral Cecil Harcourt

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205208363
https://weaponsandwarfare.com/2018/07/15/admiral-harcourt-arrives-in-hong-kong/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtdMmBZxU9c

1945: British Rear Admiral Patterson lands in Jakarta. He announces that the British mission is “to maintain law and order until the time that the lawful government of the Netherlands East Indies is once again functioning”

1963: Malaysia is formed from Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak

1963-09-16-malaysia-is-founded
http://gboybunker.blogspot.fr/2009/09/16-septemberwhats-so-special.html

http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/09/16/formation-of-malaysia/
http://www.insightguides.com/destinations/asia-pacific/malaysia/cultural-features/the-formation-of-Malaysia

1965: China demands that India dismantles in the coming three days its military buildings on Sikkim border

1966: Beijing says that two US warplanes have attacked two Chinese hamlets on September 9. (On September 19 Washington admitted saying there was an mistake with North Vietnam targets)

1967: United Nations General Secretary U Thant asks again the stopping of US bombing on North Vietnam

1969: US President Richard Nixon announces the withdrawal of 35,000 soldiers from Vietnam before December 15

1971: President Nixon says the U.S. will support the P.R.C.’s seating in the U.N. Security Council because it “reflects the realities of the situation,” but adds that “we will vote against the expulsion of the Republic of China.”

1975: Papua New Guinea gains its independence from Australia

2002: In Thailand, beginning of talks between Sri Lankan government and LTTE Tamil separatists with Norwegian mediation

2012: Six US fighter jets are destroyed and two significantly damaged when Taliban attackers stormed a heavily fortified Afghan base where Britain’s Prince Harry is deployed
http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/international/16-Sep-2012/six-us-fighter-jets-destroyed-in-prince-harry-base-attack

2012: Anti-Japan démonstrations gain momentum outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing, where Chinese demonstrators have been protesting over a group of disputed islands for a second day running
http://www.euronews.com/2012/09/16/anti-japan-demos-in-china-gain-momentum/
http://www.france24.com/en/20120916-anti-japan-outcry-escalates-east-china-sea-islands-protests-embassies-Beijing

 

Holidays and observances

Malaysia: Hari Malaysia (formation of Malaysia, 1963)

Papua New Guinea : Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)