Aug 17, 2011

Google Doodle for Indonesian Independence Day

If you go to http://www.google.co.id/, you will find this interesting Google Doodle:




Aug 17, 2010 Indonesia's Independence Day 






Aug 17, 2009 - Indonesia's Independence Day




The Proclamation of Indonesian Independence (Indonesian: Proklamasi Kemerdekaan Indonesia, or simply Proklamasi) was read at 10.00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 1945. The declaration marked the start of the diplomatic and armed-resistance of the Indonesian National Revolution, fighting against the forces of the Netherlands until the latter officially acknowledged Indonesia's independence in 1949. In 2005, the Netherlands declared that they had decided to accept 17 August 1945 as Indonesia's independence date.


Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta, who were appointed President and Vice-president, respectively, were the document's signatories.

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