2
August
  Advertisement
Home  /  Timelines  /  Trinidad
Trinidad
Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the two major islands and numerous landforms which make up the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. It is the southernmost island in the Caribbean and lies just off the northeastern coast of Venezuela. With an area of it is also the fifth largest in the West Indies...
Timeline of Events
1498
7.31.1498
On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
1797
2.18.1797
Trinidad is surrendered to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby.
2007
11.29.2007
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as far south as Trinidad.