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Wars, conflicts and strategy on 20 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 20 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 20, 2019

1752: Start of Konbaung–Hanthawaddy War, a new phase in the Burmese Civil War (1740–57)
https://www.onwar.com/aced/chrono/c1700s/yr50/konbaunghanthawaddy.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konbaung%E2%80%93Hanthawaddy_War

1949: During an communist offensive in the Yangzijiang valley, British ships are hit. 44 are killed and 60 wounded
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/18112432

1953: UN and North Korea begin prisoners exchange
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/20/newsid_2850000/2850307.stm

1965: People’s Republic of China offers military aid to North Vietnam

1967: Us planes bomb North Vietnam port Haiphong for the first time during Vietnam War

http://www.historycentral.com/Vietnam/FirstHaiphong.html

1970: US President Nixon announces that 150,000 soldiers will come back from Vietnam before the end of the year
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-more-troop-withdrawals

1978: Korean Air Flight 902 shot down by Soviets
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/korean-air-lines-jet-forced-down-over-soviet-union
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Flight_902

2011: The government of Sri Lanka firmly rejects a United Nations report that blames it for war crimes committed during the final phase of the 30-year-old interethnic conflict, which ended in 2009
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Authorities-reject-UN-war-crime-accusations-21360.html

2012: Despite U.N. Security Council condemnations, North Korea said it will continue launching satellites under its space program that outsiders see as a pretext to test long-range missiles