In the wake of the devastating Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar’s military sealed its political power with a new charter.
The Chinese premier visited Myanmar in 1960 to mark the Burmese new year and to bolster bilateral ties.
Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser visited the Thingyan festival in 1955.
The future independence hero met the leaders of the Indian nationalist movement and argued that armed struggle was essential against British rule.
On this day in 1953, Myanmar lost the prominent and pioneering cartoonist U Ba Gyan, author of scathing political cartoons and creator of Myanmar’s first animated movie.
In 1939, a group of Burmese intellectuals hosted science fiction author HG Wells at the Rangoon University Boat Club to discuss the recent Revolution of 1300.
The architect of Myanmar’s independence met with Collis at the Dorchester Hotel in London to discuss the country’s future.
After 70 years of lobbying, the British colonial authorities in 1929 finally moved the bodies from a cemetery within the sacred Shwedagon Pagoda compound.
General Aung San was determined to tour Britain’s Ministry of Defence during his visit to London to plan his ministry after independence.
On this day in 1939, colonial authorities opened the Burma Road, creating a short-lived lifeline for Chiang Kai-shek’s Chinese nationalist forces fighting the Japanese.
General Aung San met Muslim League leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah in January 1947 before flying to London for talks on independence.
Prince Saw Yan Paing devoted his life to ending British rule but he died in exile in China two years before independence day.
General Aung San stopped in India on his way to discuss independence from British rule with the prime minister, Clement Attlee.
On this day 85 years ago, US missionary Brayton Clarke Case was honored with a medal for his imports of cowpea, swine, chicken and corn into the country.
On December 20, 1852, the British concluded the Second Anglo-Burmese War by declaring “Lower Burma” had been annexed as a colony.