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Christmas Island
Christmas Island - Notable Historical Events

James CookDec 24, 1777

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Christmas Island - Historical Events
Date Event
1643-12-25

Christmas Island founded and named by Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company vessel, the Royal Mary.

1777-12-24

Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook

1957-05-15

1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island)

1957-05-31

Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)

1957-11-08

Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1958-04-28

Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1958-08-22

Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1958-09-02

Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1958-09-11

Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1958-09-23

Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1958-10-01

Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia

1962-04-25

US resumes above ground nuclear testing, at Christmas Island

1962-04-27

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-02

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-04

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-07

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-09

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-11

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-12

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-14

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-05-19

US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)

1962-05-25

US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)

1962-07-10

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

1962-07-11

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

2001-10-19

SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sank in international waters with the loss of 353 people.

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Christmas Island - Deaths
Date Event
1914-03-16

John Murray, piloted HMS Challenger to Christmas Island, dies


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