In 1988, U Ne Win’s regime was facing a wave of popular protests that culminated in the historic ‘8888 Uprising’.
On this day in 1995, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was released from six years of house arrest ordered by the former junta.
As a strong defender of imperialism, Sir Winston Churchill defused any potential tension with U Nu by saying they must bury old animosities.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is 76 today as she spends a 15th birthday in captivity.
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.