Wars, conflicts and strategy on 20 May in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 20 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 20, 2019

1619: Coen, backed by a force of nineteen ships, storms the Jayakarta driving out the Banten forces, and from the ashes of Jayakarta, establishes Batavia (now Jakarta) as the VOC headquarters
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batavia,_Dutch_East_Indies

1645: The Manchurian Qing army occupies the city of Yangzhou. Chinese general Shi Kefa refuses to summit. Start of a for 10 days long massacre. Hundred thousands of people get killed by the Qing troops
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yangzhou_massacre
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi_Kefa

1784: In a Treaty signed in Paris, Netherlands cedes to Britain the port city of Nagappattinam in India and allows the British free navigation rights in the Duch-held Mollucas

1942: Japan completed the conquest of Burma

1947: Ho Chi Minh and Hoang Minh Giam reject France’s stringent cease-fire conditions7: In USA, 10,000 demonstrate against Vietnam Wa

1969: End of the ten days Battle of Hambuger (Aptia Mountain) one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War (see on May 10) 
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-for-hamburger-hill-ends
http://www.thefinertimes.com/Vietnam-War/the-battle-of-hamburger-hill.html

1970: 100,000 march in New York supporting US policy in Vietnam

1982: In the Afghanistan war, first exchange of prisoners closed of the Pakistani border

2002: East-Timor is officially independent from Indonesia


http://newsweekly.com.au/article.php?id=1024

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aAnLARXdYY

2008: India and Pakistan resume talks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7409672.stm

2009: Sri Lanka celebrates victory over the Tamil Tigers with a national holiday as the army hunt down fugitive rebels


Holidays and observances

East Timor: Independence Day (independence of East Timor from Indonesia in 2002)

Cambodia: Day of Remembrance (ex National Day of Hatred)



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