|11 Aug 1772
||The summit of Papandayan volcano in West Java suddenly implodes, unleashing a catastrophic debris avalanche which blankets an area of 250 square km. Tumbling boulders flatten 40 villages and their 2,957 inhabitants.
|27 Dec 1949
||The Netherlands grants Indonesia sovereignty.
|19 Nov 1952
||Bob Hope and Bing Crosby film, Road to Bali, premieres.
|17 Mar 1963
||Mt. Agung Bali erupts, killing 1500 islanders.
|30 Sep 1965
||Staged coup attempt by "Communists." This event is used as a pretext for Suharto to seize power, a move resulting in the eventual death of 250,000 Indonesians.
||Portuguese withdraw from East Timor, and Indonesia invades after receiving a green light from Henry Kissinger.
|21 May 1998
||Suharto forced to resign.
|12 Oct 2002
||A Jemaah Islamiah-planted bomb in a Balinese nightclub kills 202, mostly Australian tourists. It is the largest terrorist attack since the World Trade Center came down.