This Day in History

In 1959, Tibet experienced a significant uprising against Chinese occupation, sparked by fears of further encroachment on Tibetan autonomy and culture. The revolt culminated in widespread protests and violence, particularly in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, where Tibetan forces clashed with Chinese troops. The Chinese government swiftly suppressed the revolt, leading to the Dalai Lama’s escape into exile and a decades-long struggle for Tibetan independence and cultural preservation.