Malacca in History

Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur - Penang - Sabah - Sarawak

Historical Events

Historic Event

1511-07-25 Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerque first assault the prosperous trading city of Malacca, Malay Peninsula

  • 1511-08-10 Portuguese troops occupy parts of Malacca
  • 1511-08-24 Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.
  • 1640-08-03 2,000 men VOC-army surrounds the city of Malacca
  • 1641-01-14 United East Indian Company conquers city of Malacca, 7,000 killed
  • 1752-01-03 East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malacca: 92 killed
  • 1867-04-01 Singapore, Penang & Malacca become British crown colonies
  • 1946-04-01 The Malayan Union is formed as a federation of the Malay states and the Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca

Historic Event

1948-02-01 Nine Malay sultanates and two British Straits Settlements (Penang and Malacca) form the Federation of Malaya

  • 1955-08-01 Tengku Abdul Rahman forms Malacca government

Famous Birthdays

  • 1968-05-02 Ziana Zain, Malaysian singer and actress, born in Merlimau, Malacca, Malaysia
  • 1971-07-23 Christopher Lee [Lee Meng Soon], Malaysian actor, singer and model (Show Hand), born in Malacca, Malaysia