Today in Nepal History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 44 of 44

1846-09-15 - Jung Bahadur Rana grabs power in Nepal
1862-12-16 - Kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution
1923-12-21 - Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation
1934-01-15 - 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die
1950-06-03 - French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal
1950-11-06 - King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
1955-03-13 - Bir BSD Mahendra succeeds Tribhubana as king of Nepal
1955-03-14 - Prince Mahemdra becomes king of Nepal
1961-10-05 - China & Nepal sign treaty
1962-12-16 - Nepal gets constitution/becomes Constitutional Hindu Monarchy
1971-10-20 - The Nepal stock exchange collapses.
1972-01-31 - Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev becomes 11th King of Nepal
1974-11-26 - Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses (Nepal)
1976-07-19 - Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is created.
1976-12-26 - The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist) is founded.
1981-10-22 - The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organisation faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh begins.
1983-12-05 - ICIMOD established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
1985-02-24 - Birendra, Bir Bikram Shah Dev crowned King of Nepal
1985-04-23 - Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational
1988-08-20 - 6.5 earthquake strikes India/Nepal, 1,000s killed
1989-05-07 - Mark Merrony (Wales) cycles for 30 mins in Nepal at 21,030 feet
1990-02-19 - Police kill 8 demonstrators for multi party system in Nepal
1990-04-08 - King Birendra of Nepal lifts 30-year ban on political parties
1990-11-09 - New democratic constitution is issued in Nepal.
1991-04-12 - Nepalese Congress party wins general elections
1991-05-15 - Nepal premier Bhattarai resigns
1992-04-06 - A general strike is declared by communist groups in Nepal.
1994-07-10 - Nepal premier Girija Prasadkoirala resigns
1994-11-15 - Nepal Communist party Dutch Communist Party-UML wins election
1994-11-30 - Man Mohan Adhikary sworn in as 1st communist premier of Nepal
2001-06-01 - Dipendra of Nepal slaughters his family during dinner.
2001-06-04 - Gyanendra, the last King of Nepal, ascends to the throne after the massacre in the Royal Palace.
2003-05-26 - Only three days after a previous record, Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes. The tourism ministry of Nepal confirms this record in July that year.
2005-02-01 - Nepal King Gyanendra exercises Coup d'état to capture the democracy becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
2006-04-22 - 243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
2006-04-24 - King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.
2006-05-18 - The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.
2007-12-28 - Nepal declared a federal democratic Republic by interim parliament, abolishing the monarchy.
2008-05-28 - The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
2012-05-05 - 17 people are killed and 47 missing after a flash flood in Nepal
2012-07-15 - 39 pilgrims are killed in a bus crash in Parasi, Nepal
2012-09-11 - 29 people are killed and 11 injured after a bus runs off a mountain highway in Nepal
2012-09-28 - Aircraft crash kills 16 people in Kathmandu, Nepal
2012-12-28 - 13 people are killed and 19 are injured after a bus plunges into a river in western Nepal

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 14 of 14

1723-01-11 - Prithvi Narayan Shah, began the unification of modern Nepal (d. 1774)
1920-06-11 - Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, King of Nepal (1955-72)
1945-12-18 - Birenda Bir Bikram, King of Nepal (1972- )
1945-12-28 - Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, King of Nepal (1972- )
1946-09-26 - Radha Krishna Mainali, Nepalese politician
1947-07-07 - Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, King of Nepal
1948-04-27 - Amrit Bohra, Nepalese politician
1951-08-22 - Chandra Prakash Mainali, Nepalese politician
1952-06-27 - Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
1953-03-12 - Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepalese politician
1962-09-13 - Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author
1971-06-21 - Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, Crown Prince/son of King of Nepal
1980-01-22 - Subhash Ram Prajapati, Nepalese Writer
2002-07-30 - Prince Hridayendra of Nepal, Nepalese royal

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 11 of 11

1775-01-11 - Prithvi Narayan Shah, began the unification of modern Nepal (b. 1723)
1955-03-13 - Yung Deva, king of Nepal (191.-55), dies at about 48
1972-01-31 - Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, king of Nepal (1955-72), dies at 51
2001-06-01 - Queen Aiswarya of Nepal (b. 1949)
2001-06-01 - King Birendra of Nepal (b. 1945)
2001-06-04 - Dipendra of Nepal (b. 1971)
2002-11-13 - Rishikesh Shaha, Nepalese politician and writer (b. 1925)
2003-07-10 - Bishnu Maden, Nepalese politician
2006-01-21 - Bedanand Jha, Nepalese politician
2010-03-20 - Girija Prasad Koirala, Nepalese politician (b. 1925)
2011-03-04 - Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Indian politician and former Nepali Prime Minister (b. 1924)


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