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Events 1 - 35 of 35
1768-12-28 - King Taksin was coronation achieved through conquest as a king of Thailand and established Thonburi as a capital.
1782-04-06 - Rama I succeeds King Taksin of Siam (modern day Thailand), who is overthrown in a coup d'état.
1784-03-22 - The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
1932-06-24 - Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand
1932-12-10 - King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
1946-06-09 - Bhumibol Adulyadej, becomes king of Thailand
1949-05-11 - Siam renames itself Thailand
1949-06-08 - Siam changes name to Thailand
1950-05-05 - Phumiphon Abundet crowned as king Rama IX of Thailand
1957-09-16 - Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)
1957-09-17 - Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat
1957-09-21 - Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand
1962-03-06 - US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
1962-05-11 - US sends troops to Thailand
1967-08-08 - Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
1973-10-15 - Tanks attack Thailand demonstrating students, 300 killed
1976-04-04 - Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand
1976-07-20 - Last US troops leave Thailand
1976-07-20 - Vietnam War: The US military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand.
1978-12-22 - Thailand adopts constitution
1988-05-24 - Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe
1991-02-15 - Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die
1991-02-23 - Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested
1992-04-05 - Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president
1993-08-13 - Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, collapses, 114 killed
1994-02-13 - Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200
1995-07-02 - Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election
2003-08-11 - Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
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.
2007-09-16 - One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.
2008-02-28 - Former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra is arrested on corruption charges upon returning to Thailand after months of exile.
2008-12-02 - Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat resigns after the 2008 Thailand political crisis.
2009-01-01 - 61 die in nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.
2009-09-26 - Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
2012-06-23 - 76 monks are hospitalized in Thailand following an attack by a swarm of bees
Birthdays 1 - 20 of 20
1734-04-17 - Taksin, King of Thailand (d. 1782)
1737-03-20 - Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (d. 1809)
1804-10-18 - Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thailand (1851-68)
1853-09-20 - Rama V, King of Thailand (d. 1910)
1868-10-23 - Rama V, [Chulalongkorn], leader of Thailand (-1910)
1881-01-01 - Vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)
1893-11-08 - Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (d. 1941)
1911-08-11 - Thanom Kittikachorn, general/premier Thailand (1958..73)
1923-08-17 - Chaleo Yoovidhya, Phichit, Thailand, co-creator of Red Bull, (d. 2012)
1925-09-20 - Ananda Mahidol, King of Thailand (d. 1946)
1927-12-05 - Rama IX, [Bhumibol Adulyadej], Mass, king of Thailand (1946- )
1932-08-12 - Queen Ferekit, of Thailand (Queens Day)
1952-07-28 - Monique Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince/Heir Apparent to Thailand throne
1952-12-30 - Somtow Sucharitkul, [SP Somtow], Thailand, sf author (Utopia Hunters)
1957-07-04 - Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand
1958-06-07 - Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
1968-01-09 - Mardi Lunn, Liverpool Sydney Australia, golfer (1991 Thailand Open)
1970-05-27 - Liz Earley, St Catharines Ontario, LPGA golfer (1995 Thailand Open)
1976-10-21 - Nirachala Kumya, Miss Universe-Thailand (1996)
1977-07-30 - Suangsuda Rodprasert, Miss Thailand Universe (1997)
Weddings 1 - 2 of 2
1950-04-28 - King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand marries Mon Rajawongse Sirikit at Sra Pathum Palace after a quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland July 19, 1949.
2010-07-04 - "Survivor: Thailand" star Tanya Vance weds Joseph Luczaj in Maui, Hawaii
Deaths 1 - 11 of 11
1782-04-07 - Taksin, King of Thailand (b. 1734)
1809-09-07 - Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (b. 1737)
1910-10-23 - Chulalongkorn, King of Thailand (b. 1853)
1941-05-30 - Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (b. 1893)
1963-12-08 - Field Marshal Sarit Dhanarajata, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1908)
1995-10-09 - Kukrit Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1975-76), dies at 84
1997-07-28 - Seni Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1945-46, 75, 76), dies
2004-06-16 - Thanom Kittikachorn, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1912)
2008-01-02 - Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krommaluang Narathiwat Rajanagarindra, elder sister of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (b. 1923)
2009-12-05 - Vimolchatra, Princess of Thailand and cousin of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (b. 1921)
2011-07-27 - Bejaratana Rajasuda, Princess of Thailand (b. 1925)