Historical Timeline

Historical Timeline



Important Events in Myanmar

40 Million years ago

Pondaung Man, the earliest primates known today, resided in Pondaung, northern Myanmar. Other traces of early human settlements are also found.

BC 2000

Hanlin Pyu City State, Beikthano (Vishnu) Pyu City State, Thuwunna Bonmi (Ramanya) City State came into existence

BC 1000 Tharay Kittarar (Srikittra) Pyu City State founded.
BC 518 Waytharlee Kingdom founded
AD 107 Bagan Dynasty began as a city-state.
AD 1044-1077 The First Myanmar Empire founded after King Anawrahtar organized the whole country into a single sovereign.
AD 1100 The earliest Myanmar script carved on stone by Prince Yarza Komer.
1287 Bagan Dynasty fall. Many pagodas in Bagan were destroyed as a source of bricks to build forts urgently, in defending Genghis Khan's troops from Mongolia.
1287 Founding of the Second Myanmar Empire, Hantharwaddy (Bago) Dynasty
1309 Pinya Dynasty founded.
1315 Sagaing Dynasty established.
1364 Innwa Dynasty founded.
1486 TaungNgoo Dynasty established.
1752 Founding of the Third Myanmar Empire, Konbaung Dynasty.
1824-26 First Anglo-Burmese War
1852 Second Anglo-Burmese War, where General Bandoola died. King Mindon nationalized petroleum production.
1853-1878 Industrial revolution took place during King Mindon's reign. Sent fact-finding missions and trainees to the West.
1876 The first Myanmar ambassador to Europe, Kinwun Mingyee U Kaung travelled to Europe, with King Mindon's steamer ship called Yaynanyinthar.
1885 Third Anglo-Burmese War. Great Britain captured the whole part of Myanmar.
1886 David Sime Cargill founded BOC (Burmah Oil Company) investing 1.5 million Sterling pounds, and later up to 18 million pounds.
1888 70,000 barrels of petroleum produced.
1901 Standard Oil Company, the first American oil company in Myanmar, began its operation.
1910 5,000,000 barrels of petroleum produced.
1940 Drove out British. Japanese invaded
1915 Myanmar was the 14th largest petroleum producer in the whole world.
1942 40 million Sterling pounds worth of petroleum-related machineries (including 2 refinery plants) destroyed by the British before their withdrawal to India.
1947 Drove out Japanese. Allied Forces came in. General Aung San assasinated.
1948 Founding of the Fourth Myanmar Union, Union of Burma, after independence on 4th January from British. Myanmar joined The United Nations as 59th member.
1962 Revolutionary Council took over
1974 Became a socialist republic. The flag changed. The emblem changed. The national anthem unchanged.
1988 State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) took over.
1989 The name of the country, Burma changed to Myanmar
1996 Myanmar joined ASEAN
1997 State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) changed name to State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)

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