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When US Astronauts Visited Yangon

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On March 17, 1970, the crew of the US Apollo 12 lunar mission visited Yangon. They brought with them some rocks from the Moon’s surface, and some lofty words about peace.

A Death to Herald Change

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On March 13, 1988, an RIT student was killed in an event said to have been a main trigger of the pro-democracy movement, ultimately leading to the fall of the socialist government.

Looted Throne Comes Home

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On this day in 1948, Myanmar's royal Lion Throne was returned to a newly independent country after more than 50 years abroad.

The Fall of Rangoon

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On March 8, 1942, Burma’s first national army in nearly 60 years took control of Rangoon with the help of Japan, a week after the withdrawal of the British colonial governor.