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Bhutan - Historical Events
Date Event
1865-11-11

Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.

1907-12-17

Ugyen Wangchuck became 1st hereditary king of Bhutan

1946-08-08

India agrees to give Bhutan 32 sq miles

1949-08-08

Bhutan, land of Dragon, becomes an independent monarchy

1955-01-01

Bhutan issues its 1st postage stamps

1972-07-24

Jigme Singye Wangchuk becomes king of Bhutan at 16

1999-06-02

The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time.

2008-03-24

Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.

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Bhutan - Birthdays
Date Event
1955-11-11

Jigme Singye Wangchuk, king of Bhutan (1972- )

Bhutan - Weddings
Date Event
2011-10-13

Queen consort of Bhutan Jetsun Pema (21) weds Dragon King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck (31) at Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan

Bhutan - Deaths
Date Event
1972-07-21

Jigme Dori Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, dies

2015-12-08

Bhutan film director Tshering Wangyel dies at 43


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