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Haiti
Haiti , officially the Republic of Haiti , is a Caribbean country. It occupies the western, smaller portion of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antillean archipelago, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Ayiti was the indigenous Taíno or Amerindian name for the island...
Timeline of Events
1492
12.5.1492
Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, now Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
1791
8.22.1791
Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue.
1794
6.4.1794
British troops capture Port-au-Prince in Haiti.
1804
1.1.1804
French rule ends in Haiti. Haiti becomes the first black republic and second independent country on the American Continent after the U.S.
1806
10.17.1806
Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I of Haiti is assassinated after an oppressive rule.
1844
2.27.1844
The Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti.
3.30.1844
One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
1935
10.25.1935
Hurricane floods Haiti, killing over 2,000 people.
1986
2.7.1986
Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation.
1988
9.11.1988
The St Jean Bosco massacre takes place in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
1990
3.10.1990
In Haiti, Prosper Avril is ousted 18 months after seizing power in a coup.
1991
2.7.1991
Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in.
9.29.1991
Military coup in Haiti (1991 Haitian coup d'état).
9.30.1991
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti is forced from office.
2004
2.29.2004
Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as President of Haiti following popular rebel uprising.
9.23.2004
Hurricane Jeanne: At least 1,070 in Haiti are reported to have been killed by floods.