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Thailand - Historical Events
Date Event
1767-12-28

King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital.

1782-04-06

Rama I succeeds King Taksin of Siam (modern day Thailand), who is overthrown in a coup d'état.

1784-03-22

The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.

1932-06-24

Coup ends absolute monarchy in Thailand

1932-12-10

King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution

1946-06-09

Bhumibol Adulyadej, becomes king of Thailand

1949-05-11

Siam renames itself Thailand

1949-06-08

Siam changes name to Thailand

1950-05-05

Phumiphon Abundet crowned as king Rama IX of Thailand

1957-09-16

Coup in Thailand (Premier Songgram deposed)

1957-09-17

Thailand military coup under marshal Sarit Thanarat

1957-09-21

Pote Sarasin forms government in Thailand

1962-03-06

US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression

1962-05-11

US sends troops to Thailand

1967-08-08

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore & Thailand meet to form Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)

1973-10-15

Tanks attack Thailand demonstrating students, 300 killed

1976-04-04

Seni Pramoj's Democratic Party wins elections in Thailand

1976-07-20

Vietnam War: The US military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand.

1978-12-22

Thailand adopts constitution

1988-05-24

Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe

1991-02-15

Freighter with dynamite explodes in Phang Nga Thailand, 120 die

1991-02-23

Military coup in Thailand, Premier Choonhaven arrested

1992-04-05

Thailand General Suchinda Kraprayoon installed as president

1993-08-13

Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, collapses, 114 killed

1994-02-13

Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200

1995-07-02

Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election

2003-08-11

Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.

2004-12-26

A 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and many other areas around the rim of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people.

2007-09-16

One-Two-GO Airlines Flight 269 carrying 128 crew and passengers crashes in Thailand killing 89 people.

2008-02-28

Former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra is arrested on corruption charges upon returning to Thailand after months of exile.

2008-11-13

Equity research by Deutsche Bank states that Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines should not experience a recession, despite potential harm to economic growth from falling commodity prices and possible weaker exports

2008-12-02

Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat resigns after the 2008 Thailand political crisis

2009-01-01

61 die in nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.

2009-05-25

Thailand's economy shrank more than expected in the first quarter of 2009, contracting the most in a decade and plunging the nation into recession

2009-08-24

Thailand's GDP grew 2.3% in 2009's second quarter, technically leaving the recession

2009-09-26

Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.

2011-02-21

Thailand's GDP rose 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2010 after a minor recession caused by GDP contractions of 0.4% in the second quarter and 0.3% in the third quarter of 2010, it is reported today

2012-06-23

76 monks are hospitalized in Thailand following an attack by a swarm of bees

2013-02-13

16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand

2013-03-22

37 people are killed and 200 are injured in a refugee camp fire in Ban Mae, Thailand

2013-05-01

Insurgents kill 6 people in Pattani, Thailand

2013-07-23

19 people are killed and 22 are injured after a tour bus collides with a truck in Saraburi, Thailand

2013-11-03

6 people are killed after an overcrowded ferry sinks in Pattaya, Thailand

2013-12-27

29 people are killed after a bus plunged off the Huay Tong Bridge, Thailand

2014-05-22

Royal Thai Armed Forces launch a coup d'état against the caretaker government of Thailand

2016-05-23

Thailand school dormitory fire kills 17 schoolgirls

2016-12-02

Thailand's new king makes first public appearance

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Thailand - Birthdays
Date Event
1734-04-17

Taksin, King of Thailand (d. 1782)

1737-03-20

Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (d. 1809)

1804-10-18

Rama IV, [Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua], king of Thailand (1851-68)

1853-09-20

Rama V, King of Thailand (d. 1910)

1868-10-23

Rama V, [Chulalongkorn], leader of Thailand (-1910)

1881-01-01

Vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)

1893-11-08

Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (d. 1941)

1910-03-28

Dronning Ingrid, Med kongeparret i Thailand

1911-08-11

Thanom Kittikachorn, general/premier Thailand (1958..73)

1923-08-17

Chaleo Yoovidhya, Phichit, Thailand, co-creator of Red Bull, (d. 2012)

1925-09-20

Ananda Mahidol, King of Thailand (d. 1946)

1927-12-05

Rama IX, [Bhumibol Adulyadej], Mass, king of Thailand (1946- )

1927-12-05

King Bhumibol, König Bumiphol von Thailand

1932-08-12

Queen Ferekit, of Thailand (Queens Day)

1932-08-12

Queen Sirikit, König Bumiphol von Thailand

1941-08-21

Jake Billingsley, Survivor: Thailand - The Reunion

1948-10-31

Jan Gentry, Survivor: Thailand - The Reunion

1952-07-28

Monique Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince/Heir Apparent to Thailand throne

1952-12-30

Somtow Sucharitkul, [SP Somtow], Thailand, sf author (Utopia Hunters)

1955-04-28

Helen Glover, Survivor: Thailand - The Reunion

1955-12-30

Clay Jordan, Survivor: Thailand - The Reunion

1957-07-04

Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand

1958-06-07

Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand

1962-02-21

John Raymond, Survivor: Thailand - The Reunion

1964-12-28

Ted Rogers Jr., Survivor: Thailand - The Reunion

1968-01-09

Mardi Lunn, Liverpool Sydney Australia, golfer (1991 Thailand Open)

1969-01-03

Ghandia Johnson, Survivor: Thailand - The Reunion

1970-05-27

Liz Earley, St Catharines Ontario, LPGA golfer (1995 Thailand Open)

1972-11-15

Stephanie Dill, Survivor: Thailand - The Reunion

1973-9-14

Kiki Cordalis, Thailand

1975-04-24

Penny Ramsey, Survivor: Thailand - The Reunion

1975-12-31

Paul Everett, Thailand Torn Between Two Worlds

1976-10-21

Nirachala Kumya, Miss Universe-Thailand (1996)

1976-12-05

Jed Hildebrand, Survivor: Thailand - The Reunion

1977-07-30

Suangsuda Rodprasert, Miss Thailand Universe (1997)

1983-07-14

Jesse Maddox, Under the Lights in Thailand

1985-02-18

Raluca Aprodu, A Month in Thailand

Thailand - Weddings
Date Event
1950-04-28

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand marries Mon Rajawongse Sirikit at Sra Pathum Palace after a quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland July 19, 1949.

2010-07-04

"Survivor: Thailand" star Tanya Vance weds Joseph Luczaj in Maui, Hawaii

Thailand - Deaths
Date Event
1782-04-07

Taksin, King of Thailand (b. 1734)

1809-09-07

Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke, King of Thailand (b. 1737)

1910-10-23

Chulalongkorn, King of Thailand (b. 1853)

1941-05-30

Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (b. 1893)

1963-12-08

Field Marshal Sarit Dhanarajata, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1908)

1995-10-09

Kukrit Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1975-76), dies at 84

1997-07-28

Seni Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1945-46, 75, 76), dies

2000-11-07

Dronning Ingrid, Med kongeparret i Thailand

2004-06-16

Thanom Kittikachorn, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1912)

2008-01-02

Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krommaluang Narathiwat Rajanagarindra, elder sister of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (b. 1923)

2009-12-05

Vimolchatra, Princess of Thailand and cousin of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (b. 1921)

2011-07-27

Bejaratana Rajasuda, Princess of Thailand (b. 1925)

2016-03-03

Thailand's Asean co-founder Thanat Khoman dies aged 101

2016-10-14

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies aged 88 after 70-year reign


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