Three resolutions raising grave concern at the suppression of fundamental human rights in Tibet were passed by the UN.
The Dalai Lama and his escape party crossed the border into India.
15,000 unarmed Tibetan women came together and rose up against the forced occupation of Tibet by the communist Chinese government.
Tens of thousands of Tibetans took to the streets of Lhasa, Tibet’s capital, rising up against China’s illegal invasion and occupation of their homeland.
China consolidated its military occupation of Tibet forcing the Tibetan government to sign the '17 Point Agreement'.
40,000 Chinese troops invaded Tibet; an independent nation the size of Western Europe.