Indonesian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 148 of 148

  • 1975-09-19 Indonesia sends troops to Portuguese East Timor
  • 1975-12-04 6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead
  • 1975-12-07 Indonesian army occupies East Timor
  • 1976-06-02 East Timor People's Assembly accepts annexation by Indonesia
  • 1976-06-17 Indonesia annexes Portuguese East-Timor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-07-17 Indonesian president Suharto annexes East Timor

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
  • 1979-09-12 Indonesia is hit with an earthquake that measures 8.1 on the Richter scale.
  • 1988-04-15 Meteorite explode above Indonesia
  • 1991-11-12 Dili Massacre, Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of protesters in Dili, East Timor, killing at least 250

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-06-02 Indonesian censors ban Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List"

  • 1997-07-13 Indonesian ferry sinks, killing at least 77
  • 1998-05-13 Race riots break out in Jakarta, Indonesia, where shops owned by Indonesians of Chinese descent are looted and women raped
  • 1998-05-21 Indonesian president Suharto resigns after 31 years in power
  • 1999-09-12 Indonesia announces it will allow international peace-keepers into East Timor.
  • 2001-01-29 Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
  • 2001-10-19 SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sinks killing 353
  • 2002-05-20 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 was the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976)
  • 2003-08-05 A car bomb explodes in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta outside the Marriott Hotel killing 12 and injuring 150.
  • 2004-07-05 First Indonesian presidential election by the people - first round (eventually won by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono)
  • 2004-11-30 Lion Air Flight 538 crash lands in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia, killing 26
  • 2004-12-26 9.3 magnitude earthquake creates a tsunami causing devastation in Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and edges of the Indian Ocean, killing 230,000 people
  • 2005-03-28 The 2005 Sumatran earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the second strongest earthquake since 1960.
  • 2005-08-18 Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people.
  • 2005-09-05 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.
  • 2006-05-27 Earthquake strikes Java, Indonesia at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta, killing over 6,600 people
  • 2007-01-01 Adam Air Flight 574 disappears over Indonesia with 102 people on board.
  • 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
  • 2009-03-27 Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails killing at least 99 people.
  • 2012-04-11 8.6 magnitude earthquake and 8.2 aftershock occurs off the coast of Indonesia
  • 2012-04-26 Indonesia suspends imports of American beef after a confirmed case of mad cow disease in California
  • 2012-05-29 Indonesian police make the biggest drug bust in ten years after seizing over a million ecstasy pills valued at $45 million
  • 2012-09-14 21 people are killed after a ferry sank in Indonesia
  • 2013-01-17 4 people are killed and over 2,000 are evacuated after a massive flood hits Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2013-01-21 1 person is killed and 15 are injured by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Indonesia
  • 2013-02-18 15 people are killed by flooding and landslides in Indonesia
  • 2013-07-15 18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia
  • 2013-08-10 6 people are killed after Paluweh volcano erupts in Indonesia
  • 2013-09-08 6 people are killed and 9 are injured after a minibus collides with a car in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2014-02-01 14 people are killed after Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2014-07-09 Joko Widodo is elected President of Indonesia

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • 2014-10-20 Joko Widodo becomes President of Indonesia
  • 2014-11-15 A 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes under the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia, triggering a tsunami warning
  • 2014-12-07 Human Rights Watch Asia Division call for investigation into Indonesian security forces shooting of peaceful protesters
  • 2014-12-28 Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashes in bad weather in the Java Sea, killing all 162 people on board
  • 2015-04-29 Indonesia executes 8 prisoners, including 7 foreigners, for drug offences at Besi Prison on the island of Nusakambangan
  • 2015-06-30 Hercules transporter plane crashes minutes after take-off in Medan, Indonesia killing 116
  • 2015-09-22 Palangkaraya in Indonesian Borneo records the highest air pollutant index (API) value ever recorded of 1,986 due to haze caused by forest fires deliberately lit to clear land for palm oil plantations
  • 2015-09-25 Singapore closes schools due to hazardous levels of air pollution from fires in Indonesia

Famous Birthdays

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths