Ugyen Wangchuck is chosen as hereditary ruler.
Treaty signed with British giving them control over Bhutan's foreign relations.
Treaty signed with newly-independent India guaranteeing non-interference in Bhutan's internal affairs, but allowing Delhi influence over foreign relations.
National assembly established.
Reformist monarch Jigme Dorji Wangchuck succeeds to throne.
Bhutan issues its 1st postage stamps
Jan 1, 1955
Slavery abolished. Other social reforms follow in subsequent years.
Bhutan Aims To Expands Its Tourism Industry
2010 - Present
Bhutan Commits To Achieving Millennium Development Goals
2015 - Present
Bhutan Earns $126 Million as a Result of Tourism