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Singapore
Singapore , officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, north of the equator. An island country made up of 63 islands, it is separated from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor to its north and from Indonesia's Riau Islands by the Singapore Strait to its south...
Timeline of Events
1819
2.6.1819
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
2.7.1819
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar.
1867
4.1.1867
Singapore becomes a British crown colony.
1886
3.1.1886
The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
1942
2.11.1942
The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore during World War II.
2.14.1942
Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
1943
10.10.1943
Double Tenth Incident in Japanese controlled Singapore
1954
5.13.1954
The anti-National Service Riots, by Chinese Middle School students in Singapore, take place.
1957
4.11.1957
Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
1959
6.5.1959
The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
12.3.1959
The current flag of Singapore is adopted, six months after Singapore became self-governing within the British Empire.
1963
8.31.1963
Sarawak, North Borneo and Singapore achieve technical Independance pending accension to the Federation of Malaysia
9.16.1963
Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore soon leaves this new country,
1965
8.9.1965
Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
9.21.1965
Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.
1967
8.8.1967
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
2007
10.25.2007
The first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ 380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.
2008
5.23.2008
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries.
2010
8.14.2010
2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore.