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27 August -551
Traditional Birth Date of Chinese Philosopher Confucius

Traditional Birth Date of Chinese Philosopher Confucius

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24 May -544
Buddhists Believe Buddha's Spirit Freed Under Sacred Bodhi Tree

Buddhists Believe Buddha's Spirit Freed Under Sacred Bodhi Tree

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27 July 774

Birth of Kukai, Founder of Shingon Sect of Buddhism

13 May 1133
Birth of Honen, Founder of Jodo Sect of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism

Birth of Honen, Founder of Jodo Sect of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism

23 March 1190
Buddhist Priest Saigyo Dies

Buddhist Priest Saigyo Dies

19 January 1200
Birth of Dogen in Japan

Birth of Dogen in Japan

29 February 1212
Death of Jodo Sect Founder Honen in Kyoto

Death of Jodo Sect Founder Honen in Kyoto

28 April 1253
Founding of Nichiren Buddhism by Nichiren

Founding of Nichiren Buddhism by Nichiren

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8 April 1271
Krak des Chevaliers, Knights Hospitalier Headquarters, Conquered by Mamluks

Krak des Chevaliers, Knights Hospitalier Headquarters, Conquered by Mamluks

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11 April 1453
Ottoman Canons Collapse Tower at Gate of St. Romanus During Siege of Constantinople

Ottoman Canons Collapse Tower at Gate of St. Romanus During Siege of Constantinople

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25 July 1587
Christianity Banned & Missionaries Ordered Out of Japan by Hideyoshi

Christianity Banned & Missionaries Ordered Out of Japan by Hideyoshi

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5 January 1666

Birth of Guru Gobindh Singh in India

12 November 1817

Birth of Baha'u'llah, Founder of Baha'i Faith

20 February 1834
Birth of Hindu Reformer and Theologian Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

Birth of Hindu Reformer and Theologian Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa

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21 March 1844

Bahá'í Calendar Begins

22 May 1844

Siyyd'Ali Muhammad Shirazi Claims He Is the Mahdi, Takes Name 'Bab'

9 July 1850
The Bab Martyred When he's Shot by Firing Squad for Apostasy

The Bab Martyred When he's Shot by Firing Squad for Apostasy

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2 October 1869
Birth of Mohandas Karamchand Ghandhi, Future Indian Leader and Civil Rights Activist

Birth of Mohandas Karamchand Ghandhi, Future Indian Leader and Civil Rights Activist

4 July 1902
Death of Indian Religious Leader Vivekananda, Opponent of Caste System in India

Death of Indian Religious Leader Vivekananda, Opponent of Caste System in India

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25 February 1910

13th Dalai Lama Flees Tibet Ahead of Chinese Troops

8 March 1930
Mahatma Gandhi Starts Civil Disobedience in India

Mahatma Gandhi Starts Civil Disobedience in India

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6 June 1935
Birth of the Future 14th Dalai Lama

Birth of the Future 14th Dalai Lama

14 September 1939

Tibetan Officials: Lhamo Döndrub Identified as 13th Dalai Lama

22 February 1940
5-Year-Old Boy Becomes 14th Dalai Lama

5-Year-Old Boy Becomes 14th Dalai Lama

1 June 1943

Death of Soe-tae San, Founder of Won Buddhism

22 February 1947
Nehru Hails British Decision to Withdraw From India

Nehru Hails British Decision to Withdraw From India

15 March 1947

Over 1,000 Casualties Estimated After Fighting in Punjab Among Muslims, Sikhs, And Hindus

30 March 1947

Hindu and Muslim Riots in Bombay Leave Many Dead and Wounded

29 April 1947
Untouchability Status Abolished by India's Assembly

Untouchability Status Abolished by India's Assembly

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3 June 1947
Proposal Announced to Divide India into Two Separate States, Muslim and Hindu

Proposal Announced to Divide India into Two Separate States, Muslim and Hindu

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9 June 1947
Britain's Proposal to Divide India is Accepted by Muslim League Council

Britain's Proposal to Divide India is Accepted by Muslim League Council

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15 June 1947
All-India Committee Accepts British Plan to Divide India into Two States

All-India Committee Accepts British Plan to Divide India into Two States

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15 August 1947
Jinna Sworn in as Pakistan's Governor-General and Nehru as India's Prime Minister

Jinna Sworn in as Pakistan's Governor-General and Nehru as India's Prime Minister

13 September 1947
Massive Population Exchange Between India & Pakistan Announced

Massive Population Exchange Between India & Pakistan Announced

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27 March 1950
Indian Government Imposes Martial Law on Calcutta Over Religious Violence

Indian Government Imposes Martial Law on Calcutta Over Religious Violence

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8 April 1950
India and Pakistan Sign Agreement to Protect Religious Minorities, Reduce Religious Violence

India and Pakistan Sign Agreement to Protect Religious Minorities, Reduce Religious Violence

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21 December 1950

Dalai Lama Flees Tibetan Capital

28 March 1959
Chinese Dissolve Tibetan Government, Dalai Lama Escapes Into Exile

Chinese Dissolve Tibetan Government, Dalai Lama Escapes Into Exile

31 March 1959
Political Asylum in India Granted to 14th Dalai Lama

Political Asylum in India Granted to 14th Dalai Lama

8 May 1963
Vietnam's Diem Government Breaks Up Buddhist March in Hue

Vietnam's Diem Government Breaks Up Buddhist March in Hue

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0 June 1963

Indian Government Bans Visits to Kanyakumari Rock to Quell Dispute Between Catholics and Hindus

3 June 1963
Buddhists Protest Religious Prejudice, Get Tear Gas Poured On Heads

Buddhists Protest Religious Prejudice, Get Tear Gas Poured On Heads

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11 June 1963
Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Sets Himself on Fire Protesting Repression of Buddhism

Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Sets Himself on Fire Protesting Repression of Buddhism

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17 August 1963
Pope Paul VI Pleads to President Diem of Vietnam for End to Buddhist Crisis

Pope Paul VI Pleads to President Diem of Vietnam for End to Buddhist Crisis

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21 August 1963
Xa Loi Pagoda Raids: South Vietnamese Government Raids Buddhist Temples

Xa Loi Pagoda Raids: South Vietnamese Government Raids Buddhist Temples

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24 August 1963
Kennedy Administration Signals Support for Regime Change for South Vietnam

Kennedy Administration Signals Support for Regime Change for South Vietnam

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25 December 1968

42 Dalits Burned Alive in India for Becoming More Politically Assertive

22 February 1983

3000 Muslims Killed by Rioting Hindus

3 June 1984
Indira Gandhi Orders Troops to Oust Sikh Extremists From Golden Temple

Indira Gandhi Orders Troops to Oust Sikh Extremists From Golden Temple

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31 October 1984
Assassination of India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

Assassination of India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

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