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.
Today marks 72 years since the nation’s first prime minister, U Nu, laid the foundation of Independence Monument, a landmark symbolizing national sovereignty.