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1962 – Netherlands New Guinea Conflict

15 January

Battle near Vlakke Hoek was an incident in the Vlakke Hoek bay (Etna bay) of the Arafura Sea in Western New Guinea on this day in 1962 between Indonesia and the Netherlands. Continue reading “1962 – Netherlands New Guinea Conflict”

1975 – East Timor declares its independence from Portugal

28 November

East Timor was colonised by Portugal in the 16th century, and was known as Portuguese Timor until on this day in 1975, when the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor (FRETILIN) declared the territory’s independence.

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