Sabah in History

Historical Events

  • 1944-10-22 Kurita's vice-admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo
  • 1945-06-09 -10] Australian troops land in Brunei Bay, North Borneo
  • 1946-07-15 British North Borneo Company transfers its rights to modern day Sabah to the British Crown

Historic Event

1963-09-16 Federation of Malaysia formed by Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak

  • 2015-06-05 6.0 magnitude earthquake (strongest to affect Malaysia since 1978) strikes Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia, killing 18 people on Mount Kinabalu
  • 2019-11-23 Sumatran rhino officially declared extinct in Malaysia after last known specimen, 25-year-old Iman, dies of cancer in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo