On this day in 1975, a strong earthquake shook the country’s major tourist attraction, killing 2 and damaging hundreds of centuries-old pagodas.
On this day in 1971, Ma Nan Soe and Ma Nan San were successfully separated at a Yangon hospital, marking a milestone in the history of Myanmar’s medical profession.
Fifty-seven years ago today, Ne Win issued a bloody crackdown on Rangoon student protests. The next day, he dynamited the Students’ Union building.
On this day in 1993, Daw M Yaw Nam was awarded the ICRC’s Florence Nightingale Medal in recognition of her courage in treating hundreds of combatants and refugees in Shan State. She
On this day in 1954, a team of Karen National Defense Organization rebels hijacked a Union of Burma Airways Dakota DC-3—the nation’s first airplane hijacking.
On this day in 1888, one of Myanmar’s first independence heroes, Bo Min Yaung—an ancestor of State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi—was put to death after leading a revolt.
Eighty-eight years ago today, the Burmese-language Thuriya newspaper published a photograph that stirred the nation and rippled to the halls of the British Parliament.
On June 6, 1947, with independence on the horizon, Gen. Aung San set out to make a major economic plan for the reconstruction of the country—which was destined to fail.
On this day in 1945, Col. Ba Htoo succumbed to malaria while chasing Imperial Japanese forces out of central Myanmar. He was already a decorated war hero when he died at 29.
On this day 89 years ago, Dobama Asiayone, or the We Burmans Association, was founded by Rangoon University instructor Thakhin Ba Thaung.
On this day in 2003, a convoy carrying the NLD leader and current State Counselor was targeted in a deadly, government-orchestrated attack by thugs in Depayin Township.
During his lifetime under British and Japanese rule, Dr. Ba Maw held several important roles in Myanmar’s leadership and supported the people and the independence movement.
On this day in 1990 the Myanmar public voted overwhelmingly for the NLD in the country’s first multi-party election in 30 years. Despite its pre-poll promises, the ruling military
On this day in 1947, a British naval officer presented Gen. Aung San with the Mayu, which would go on to serve Myanmar for 32 years.
On this day 160 years ago, King Mindon moved the royal capital from Amarapura to Mandalay.