Today in Maldives History
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Events 1 - 8 of 8
1964-06-04 - Maldives adopts constitution
1965-07-26 - Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)
1968-11-11 - Maldives (in Indian Ocean) become a republic
1978-11-11 - Maumoon Abdul Gayoom becomes president of Maldives
2003-09-20 - Maldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé.
2004-08-13 - Black Friday crackdown by NSS on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, Malé.
2004-12-26 - A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.
2005-08-12 - Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives
Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1
1939-12-29 - Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- )