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Indonesia
Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia , is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 13,000 islands. It has 33 provinces with over 238 million people, and is the world's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an elected legislature and president. The nation's capital city is Jakarta...
Timeline of Events
1945
11.10.1945
Heavy fighting in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, is celebrated as Heroes' Day (Hari Pahlawan).
1949
12.27.1949
Indonesian National Revolution: The Netherlands officially recognizes Indonesian independence.
1950
9.26.1950
Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations.
9.28.1950
Indonesia joins the United Nations.
1955
4.18.1955
Twenty-nine nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
1957
12.5.1957
Sukarno expels all Dutch people from Indonesia.
1961
12.18.1961
Indonesia invades Netherlands New Guinea.
1965
10.1.1965
General Suharto crushes an attempted coup in Indonesia.
1966
3.12.1966
Suharto takes over from Sukarno to become President of Indonesia.
1967
8.8.1967
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
1975
10.16.1975
The Balibo Five, a group of Australian television journalists based in the town of Balibo in the then Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), are killed by Indonesian troops.
12.7.1975
Indonesia invades East Timor.
1976
7.17.1976
History of East Timor: East Timor is annexed, and becomes the 27th province of Indonesia.
1979
9.12.1979
Indonesia is hit with an earthquake that measures 8.1 on the Richter scale.
1991
10.5.1991
An Indonesian military transport crashes after takeoff from Jakarta killing 137.
11.12.1991
Dili Massacre, Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.
1997
9.26.1997
A Garuda Indonesia Airbus A-300 crashes near Medan, Indonesia, airport, killing 234.
12.19.1997
SilkAir Flight 185 crashes into the Musi River, near Palembang in Indonesia, killing 104.
1998
5.13.1998
Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesians of Chinese descent are looted and women raped.
1999
9.12.1999
Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.
2001
1.29.2001
Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
10.19.2001
SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sinks in international waters with the loss of 353 people.
2002
5.20.2002
The independence of East Timor is recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and 3 years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself is the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976).
2003
8.5.2003
A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150.
2004
11.30.2004
Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26.
12.26.2004
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 over 250,000 people including over 1700 on a moving train
2005
3.28.2005
The 2005 Sumatran earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the second strongest earthquake since 1965.
5.27.2005
Australian Schapelle Corby is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in Kerobokan Prison for drug smuggling by a court in Indonesia.
8.18.2005
Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people.
9.5.2005
Mandala Airlines Flight 091 crashes into a heavily-populated residential of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing 104 people on board and at least 39 persons on ground.
2007
1.1.2007
Adam Air Flight 574 disappears over Indonesia with 102 people on board.
2009
3.27.2009
Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails, killing at least 99 people.