Jamaica Timeline
 

Jamaica Timeline

Jamaica Timeline
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First claimed by the Spanish
Jamaica is seized by the British
Morant Bay rebellion: Jamaica becomes a crown colony
Jamaican Independence
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      The Ciboney, Arawak and the Carib Indians first inhabited Jamaica  
         
    1492 The island was not discovered by Europeans until  Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World  
         
    1509 The Spanish claim the Island
Many of the indigenous Arawak community dies off from exposure to European diseases
African slaves shipped from Africa to work on the sugar plantations
 
         
    1500's 1500-1600's: The Spanish were harassed by the native Caribs and by pirates and buccaneers who attacked the Spanish galleons which were carrying riches back to Spain. The pirates who operated in the Islands included Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, Henry Morgan, Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake  
         
    1655 Jamaica is seized by the British.  
         
1670 Treaty of Madrid: Jamaica formally cedes to the British
Jamaica became the world's largest sugar exporting nation with the massive use of imported African slave labor. The sugar plantations, worked by African slaves, lead to a slave trading and slave auctions
         
    1692 The Jamaican capital Port Royal destroyed by an earthquake
Spanish Town becomes the new capital.
Kingston was founded
 
         
    1838 Slavery abolished  
         
    1865 Morant Bay rebellion:  Freed slaves are quelled in their rebellion against the British
Jamaica becomes a crown colony
 
         
    1870 Banana plantations set up as the sugar cane industry declines  
         
    1884 New constitution adopted  
         
    1938 Serious riots  and People's National Party (PNP) founded by Norman Manley.  
         
    1939 1939-1945 WW2  
         
    1945 August 1945 The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki  
         
    1958 - Jamaica becomes a member of the Federation of the West Indies.  
         
    1961 Jamaican withdrawal from the Federation of the West Indies.  
         
    1962 Jamaican Independence: Jamaica becomes independent within the British Commonwealth
Alexander Bustamante elected prime minister.
 
         
    1972 Michael Manley becomes prime minister for the PNP  
         
    1980 Edward Seaga becomes prime minister and the US grants the government substantial aid as the country distances itself from Cuba  
         
    1988 Hurricane Gilbert  
         
    1989 Michael Manley returns as prime minister.  
         
    1992 Manley retires and is succeeded as Prime Minister by Percival J Patterson.  
         
    1999 July: The army patrols Kingston following a massive increase in crime.  
         
    2004 September: Hurricane Ivan  
         
    2006 February: Portia Simpson Miller is elected head of PNP
March: Portia Simpson Miller becomes Jamaica's first female PM in March.
 
         
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