1819 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founds Singapore.
1819 Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles leaves Singapore after just taking it over, leaving it in the hands of William Farquhar.
1867 Singapore becomes a British crown colony.
1886 The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
1942 The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore during World War II.
1942 Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
1943 Double Tenth Incident in Japanese controlled Singapore
1954 The anti-National Service Riots, by Chinese Middle School students in Singapore, take place.
1957 Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
1959 The first government of the State of Singapore is sworn in.
1959 The current flag of Singapore is adopted, six months after Singapore became self-governing within the British Empire.
1963 Sarawak, North Borneo and Singapore achieve technical Independance pending accension to the Federation of Malaysia
1963 Malaysia is formed from the Federation of Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak. However, Singapore soon leaves this new country,
1965 Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.
1965 Gambia, Maldives and Singapore are admitted as members of the United Nations.
1967 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
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 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 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore.