History of Singapore (1942-1959)

Events

British Surrender Singapore to the Japanese. Japanese Occupation begins

02/15/1942

Japanese Surrender in WW2

08/15/1945

Japanese Surrender Singapore to the British. Japanese Occupation Ends. BMA takes over

09/12/1945

Reintroduction of Civillian Government

03/01/1946

First Elections. Won by PP (3/6)

03/20/1948

Malayan Emergency Declared

06/01/1948

Maria Hertogh Riots. 18 Dead and 173 Injured

12/11/1950

Rendel Constitution Drafting begins

11/06/1953

Rendel Constitution Finalised

02/22/1954

Anti National Service Riots. 24 Injured

05/13/1954

Elections won by LF (10/25). David Marshall becomes Chief Minister

04/02/1955

Hock Lee Bus Riots. 4 Killed and 31 Injured

05/12/1955

First Merdeka Talks led by David Marshall. (Unsucessful)

04/05/1956

David Marshall resigns. Lim Yew Hock becomes the new Chief Minister

06/07/1956

SCMSSU Riots. 13 Killed and 100+ Injured

10/26/1956

Second Merdeka Talks successful. Full internal Self-Government granted

03/14/1957

Elections swept by PAP (43/51). LKY becomes PM.

05/30/1959