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Myanmar - Notable Historical Events

Aung San Suu KyiSep 27, 1988

President ClintonMay 20, 1997

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Myanmar - Historical Events
Date Event
1988-09-27

The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded in Burma (Myanmar)

1994-09-24

National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.

1997-05-20

US President Clinton signs an executive order barring new US investment in Burma (also known as Myanmar), effective May 21 and renewable annually

2004-10-19

Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the SPDC on charges of corruption.

2005-11-06

The military junta of Myanmar (Burma) begins moving its government ministries from Yangon to Pyinmana.

2007-09-18

Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.

2008-05-02

Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless.

2012-06-09

Burma (Myanmar) riots kill 20 people and burn down 300 houses

2012-06-16

Coca-Cola begins business in Myanmar after 60 years

2012-08-25

85,000 people are displaced by severe floods in Myanmar

2013-03-21

A barter dispute loses control and results in 10 people being killed, 20 injured, and 4 mosques being burnt to the ground in Myanmar

2015-11-08

Polls open in Myanmar's freest elections in decades

2016-03-10

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi denied Myanmar's presidency

2016-03-15

Myanmar parliament elects first civilian president in decades

2016-03-31

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to be given new 'PM-like' role

2016-09-15

US lifts decades-long trade sanctions against Myanmar

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Myanmar - Birthdays
Date Event
1933-02-02

Than Shwe, ruler of Myanmar

1956-06-25

Anthony Bourdain, Myanmar

1986-08-17

Helen M. Cho, Myanmar

Myanmar - Deaths
Date Event
1997-07-24

Saw Maung, general/president of Myanmar (Burma) (1988-92), dies


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