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Events 1 - 60 of 60
1591-01-18 - King Naresuan of Siam kills Crown Prince Minchit Sra of Burma in single combat, for which this date is now observed marked as Royal Thai Armed Forces day.
1767-04-08 - Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders.
1824-03-05 - First Burmese War: The British officially declare war on Burma.
1826-02-24 - The signing of the Treaty of Yandaboo marks the end of the First Burmese War.
1850-12-28 - Rangoon Burma, destroyed by fire
1886-07-24 - China takes British protectorate of Burma
1941-12-23 - Japan begins assault on Rangoon Burma
1942-01-19 - Japanese forces invade Burma
1942-01-20 - Japanese invade Burma
1942-03-08 - Japanese forces captures Rangoon Burma
1942-04-29 - Japanese troop march into Lashio, cuts off Burma Road
1942-05-02 - Japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma
1942-05-10 - World War II: The Thai Phayap Army invades the Shan States during the Burma Campaign.
1942-05-16 - 1st transport of British/Dutch prisoners to South Burma
1943-08-01 - Japan declares Burma Independence under U Ba Maw
1943-10-23 - Burma railway opens
1943-10-25 - Burma railroad completed & opens
1944-01-10 - British troops conquer Maungdaw, Burma
1944-03-07 - Japans begins offensive in Burma
1944-05-17 - Chinese/US arm forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma
1944-08-03 - Allied troops conquer Myitkyina Burma
1944-08-03 - Lt-Gen Stilwells troops occupy Myitkyina Burma
1945-01-03 - Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab
1945-01-21 - British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma
1945-01-22 - Burma highway reopens
1945-01-25 - West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma
1945-01-28 - Gen "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell & truck convoy reopen Burma Road to China
1945-02-22 - British troops take Ramree Island, Burma
1947-07-19 - Prime minister of shadow Burma government ,Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members were assassinated by British , which resulted in the political chaos in the country lasting until now.
1948-01-04 - Burma declares independence from UK
1949-12-17 - Burma recognizes People's Republic of China
1956-04-27 - Burma Premier U Nu's Volksliga voor Vrijheid loses election
1960-04-01 - U Nu elected premier of Burma
1962-03-02 - In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup.
1962-11-30 - U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of UN unanimously
1974-01-03 - Burma accepts its constitution
1975-07-08 - Quake damages over 2,000 temples in Pagan Burma, 20-foot-high seated Buddha of Thandawgya decapitated
1979-09-05 - Earl of Mountbatten funeral held in London
1983-10-09 - 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma
1987-11-29 - A Korean Air Boeing 707 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 115
1988-07-27 - General Sein Lwin succeeds Ne Win as pres of Burma
1988-08-08 - The "8888 Uprising" occurs in Burma.
1988-08-19 - Muang Muang succeeds Gen Sein Lwin as pres of Burma
1988-09-18 - Burma suspends its constitution
1989-07-20 - Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest
1990-04-07 - Fire kills 110 on a ferry in Norway, in an unrelated event, 30 die in a ferry flip over in Burma
1991-10-14 - Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize
1993-02-09 - Army of opium king Khun Sa kills 60 in NE Burma
1994-09-24 - National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.
2004-10-19 - Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the SPDC on charges of corruption.
2005-11-06 - The military junta of Myanmar begins moving its government ministries from Yangon to Pyinmana.
2006-03-26 - The military junta ruling Burma officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital.
2007-09-18 - Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.
2008-05-02 - Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.
2012-06-09 - Burma riots kill 20 people and burn down 300 houses
2012-06-16 - Coca-Cola begins business in Myanmar after 60 years
2012-08-25 - 85,000 people are displaced by severe floods in Myanmar
2012-10-26 - 64 people are killed in West Burma after continued sectarian clashes
2012-11-09 - 25 people are killed and 62 injured after a train carrying liquid fuel bursts into flames in Burma
2012-11-11 - 12 people are killed by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake in Burma
Birthdays 1 - 18 of 18
1870-12-18 - Saki, [Hector Hugo Munro], Burma, author (Reginald, When William Came)
1893-02-08 - Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)
1898-01-20 - U Razak, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
1900-06-25 - Lord Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, royal relative/earl/baron/admiral
1907-05-25 - U Nu, premier Burma (1948-58, 1960-62)
1907-05-25 - U Nu, Burmese politician (d. 1995)
1909-01-22 - [Sithu] U Thant, Burma, 3rd UN sec-genl (1962-72)
1915-02-13 - Aung San, Burmese general and politician (d. 1947)
1924-02-14 - Countess Mountbatten, of Burma
1925-02-28 - Harry H Corbett, Rangoon Burma, actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky)
1929-03-12 - U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist
1933-02-02 - Than Shwe, ruler of Myanmar
1936-05-21 - Ama Samy, Burma, Jesuit priest/Zen teacher/disciple of Yamada Koun
1938-04-15 - Hso Khan Pha, Burmese politician
1945-06-19 - Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician (Nobel)
1965-02-05 - Ben Lee, Rangoon Burma, US badminton player (Olympic-92)
1965-10-31 - Annabella Lwin, [Myant Aye], Rangoon Burma, singer (I Want Candy)
1968-09-28 - Bess Singh, [Lennart Bes], Dutch pop drummer (Burma Shop-Hippies)
Deaths 1 - 18 of 18
1760-05-15 - Alaungpaya, King of Burma (b. 1711)
1944-03-23 - O C Wingate, British general-major (Burma), dies in air crash
1947-07-19 - Aung San, Burmese nationalist (assassinated) (b. 1915)
1947-07-19 - U Razak, Burmese politician (b. 1898)
1948-05-08 - U Saw, Burmese politician (b. 1900)
1952-10-31 - U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician (b. 1879)
1976-08-17 - Murvyn Vye, actor (Road to Bali, Escape to Burma), dies at 63
1977-05-29 - Ba Maw, Burmese politician (b. 1893)
1994-07-02 - Maung Maung, premier of Burma (1988), dies at 69
1995-02-14 - U Nu, PM of Burma (1948-56, 57-58, 60-62), dies
1995-02-14 - U Nu, Burmese politician (b. 1907)
1996-01-28 - Or San Yu, president of Burma in (1981-88), dies
1997-07-24 - Saw Maung, general/president of Myanmar (Burma) (1988-92), dies
1998-02-18 - Mya Than Tint, Myanmarese author, dies of brain hemorrhage at 69
2002-12-05 - Ne Win, Burmese leader (b. 1911)
2007-10-26 - Khun Sa, Burmese warlord (b. 1934)
2012-01-01 - Nay Win Maung, Burmese physician, and pro-democracy activist, dies from a heart attack at 50
2012-10-10 - Kyaw Zaw, Burmese politician and soldier, dies at 92