Today in Bhutan History
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Events 1 - 8 of 8
1865-11-11 - Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
1907-12-17 - Ugyen Wangchuck became 1st hereditary king of Bhutan
1946-08-08 - India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles
1949-08-08 - Bhutan, land of Dragon, becomes an independent monarchy
1955-01-01 - Bhutan issues its 1st postage stamps
1972-07-24 - Jigme Singye Wangchuk becomes king of Bhutan at 16
1999-06-02 - The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time.
2008-03-24 - Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1
1955-11-11 - Jigme Singye Wangchuk, king of Bhutan (1972- )
Weddings 1 - 1 of 1
2011-10-13 - Queen consort of Bhutan Jetsun Pema (21) weds Dragon King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck (31) at Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan
Deaths 1 - 1 of 1
1972-07-21 - Jigme Dori Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, dies