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Bahamas
Bahamas - Notable Historical Events

Christopher ColumbusOct 12, 1492

Charles IOct 30, 1629

Meyer LanskyJan 7, 1959

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Bahamas - Historical Events
Date Event
1492-10-12

Christopher Columbus's expedition makes landfall on Caribbean island he names San Salvador (likely Watling Island, Bahamas). The explorer believes he has reached East Asia (OS 21 Oct)

1492-10-14

Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas)

1492-10-16

Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)

1492-10-19

Columbus sites "Isabela" (Fortune Island, Bahamas)

1492-10-25

Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas)

1492-10-26

Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas

1629-10-30

King Charles I gives Bahamas to Sir Robert Heath

1776-03-03

US commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas

1879-01-09

Kirland Warbler discovered on Andros Island in Bahamas

1945-09-15

A hurricane in southern Florida and the Bahamas destroys 366 planes and 25 blimps at NAS Richmond.

1959-01-07

American gangster Meyer Lansky flees Cuba for the Bahamas due to the Cuban Revolution and rise of Fidel Castro

1964-01-07

Bahamas becomes self-governing

1965-02-24

Beatles begin filming "Help" in Bahamas

1965-11-13

"Yarmouth Castle" burns & sinks off Bahamas, killing 89

1967-01-16

1st black government installed in Bahamas

1968-10-14

Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas

1973-07-10

Bahamas declares Independence from UK & adopts constitution

1977-01-19

Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.

2005-08-23

Hurricane Katrina first forms over the Bahamas, later becoming a category 5 hurricane

2012-10-26

Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in the Bahamas killing 2 people and causing over $300 million in damage

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Bahamas - Birthdays
Date Event
1912-05-15

Alexis Nihon, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)

1916-03-29

John Paul, Governor-General (Bahamas)

1917-05-28

Gerald Cash, Gov-Gen (Bahamas)

1917-11-02

Durward Knowles, England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968-Bahamas)

1930-03-22

Lynden O Pindling, PM of Bahamas (1967-92)

1944-08-21

Perry Christie, former prime minister of the Bahamas

1946-01-10

Alexis Nihon Jr, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)

1948-11-12

Claudio Risi, Matrimonio alle Bahamas

1949-08-22

Diana Nyad, swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979)

1952-04-25

Solange, Matrimonio alle Bahamas

1964-01-20

Roger Smith, Freeport Bahamas, tennis doubles player

1968-04-03

Sebastian Philip Clerk Bach, Bahamas, rock (Skid Row-Psycho Love)

1969-04-11

J Nick Adamson, Freeport Bahamas, US laser yachter (Olymp-21st-1996)

1976-03-16

Michelle Rae Collie, Miss Universe-Bahamas (1996)

1978-09-28

Nestaea Sealy, Miss Bahamas Universe (1997)

Bahamas - Notable Weddings

Deion SandersMay 21, 1999

Greg NormanJun 28, 2008

Jewel KilcherAug 7, 2008

Bahamas - Weddings
Date Event
1998-05-21

Supermodel Cindy Crawford (32) weds restaurateur Rande Gerber (36) on Paradise Island in the Bahamas

1999-05-21

NFL legend Deion Sanders (31) weds model Pilar Biggers in Paradise Island, Bahamas

2005-04-16

"Survivor: All-Stars" winner Amber Mariano (26) weds The Amazing Race star Rob Mariano (29) at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas

2005-05-14

The Beverly Hills, 90210 actor Jason Priestley (35) weds British makeup artist Naomi Lowde at the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island in the Bahamas

2007-05-06

"The Fast and the Furious" actress Jordana Brewster (27) weds movie producer Andrew Form (38) in Bahamas

2008-06-28

Golfing legend Greg Norman (53) weds former tennis star Chris Evert (53) in Paradise Island, Bahamas

2008-08-07

Singer-songwriter Jewel (38) weds rodeo champion Ty Murray (42) at The Cove Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas

2008-08-07

Singer Jewel Kilcher (34) weds rodeo cowboy Ty Murray (38) in the Bahamas

Bahamas - Deaths
Date Event
1943-07-08

Harry Oakes, Canadian ruler of Bahamas, murdered


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