Peter Khin Tun

HM : July

  • July was the fifth month in the old Roman Calendar, and it had 30 days.
    The month was given an extra day and renamed in honor of Julius Caesar.
  • July is the seventh month in the Gregorian Calendar.


  • My beloved father was born in July.
  • US Independence falls on the 4th of July.
  • Apollo 11 crew members — Neil Armstrong (Mission Commander) and Buzz Aldrin (Lunar Module Pilot) — landed in Tranquility Bay on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
    Michael Collin (Command Module Pilot) circled the Moon and waited for his crew mates to return from the Moon.
  • I wrote a poem “Men on the Moon”.
    A copy was sent by Mr. Hall (Information Officer, USIA) to NASA.
    The poem was published in the Guardian.
Men on the Moon (Poem)

Dark Days in the history of Burma

July 19, 1947

Nine Arzanis were gunned down on July 19, 1947. Eight perished that day. One succumbed a day later.

  • Bogyoke Aung San
    passed away at the tender age of 32
    Children : U Aung San Oo, Aung San Lin (GBNF), Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Thakin Mya
    Considered as Deputy Prime Minister
  • Deedoke U Ba Cho
    Grand children : Dr. Khin Hla Cho, Daw Khin Myint Cho
  • Mahn Ba Khaing
    Daughter : Daw Myint Myint Khaing
  • Mong Pawn Sawbwa Sao San Htun
    passed away in the hospital on July 20, 1947
    Son : Sao Hso Holm
  • U Ba Win
    Bogyoke’s elder brother
    Son : Dr. Sein Win
  • U Razak
    Sons : U Tin Myint, U Hla Kyi
  • ICS U Ohn Maung
    Sons: U Tin Maung Thein, Francis, Dr, Min Min
  • Yebaw Maung Htwe

There are books (e.g. “Who killed Aung San?” and “Eliminate the Elite” by Kin Oung) and documentaries (e.g. “Who really killed Aung San?” by BBC program) about the fateful event.

Dark days in July 1962

  • According to the newspapers, 17 died on July 7, 1962.
  • Ko Aung Khin, who was stuck by a stray bullet as he was returning home in Windermere Road from RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club), was listed as the 17th victim.
  • The celebration of the 7th July in the following year (1963) ended with the closure of Universities (with the exception of the Faculties of Medical and Engineering).
  • The revered Student Union was demolished on July 8, 1962.

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