On this day in 1951, US medic Gordon Seagrave was jailed for treason because of his devotion to the health of Shan hill tribes.
It is 114 years since the opening of Yangon’s zoo, which is the oldest in Southeast Asia. The zoo has survived World War II and attempts to relocate it to the suburbs.
On this day in 1938, Burmah Oil workers in Magwe Region went on strike to demand better treatment. The strike spread into a wider movement against British colonial rule.