Today in East Timor History
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Events 1 - 10 of 10
1975-09-19 - Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
1975-12-07 - Indonesian army occupies East Timor
1976-07-17 - Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor
1991-11-12 - Dili Massacre, Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.
1999-08-30 - East Timorese vote for independence in a referendum.
1999-09-12 - Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.
2002-05-20 - The independence of East Timor is recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and 3 years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself was the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976).
2002-09-27 - Timor-Leste (East Timor) joins the United Nations.
2008-02-11 - In East Timor, assassination attempts were made on Xanana Gusmao and Jose Ramos-Horta. Both failed.
2012-03-06 - Francisco Xavier do Amaral, East Timorese President, dies at 75
Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4
1938-05-19 - Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese leader (d. 1989)
1946-06-20 - Xanana Gusmão, President of East Timor
1948-02-03 - Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timor politician, Nobel Peace laureate
1949-12-26 - José Ramos-Horta, President of East Timor, Nobel laureate