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Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic - Notable Historical Events

Christopher ColumbusOct 25, 1492

Fulgencio BatistaJan 1, 1959

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Dominican Republic - Historical Events
Date Event
1492-10-25

Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic

1822-02-09

Haiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic.

1844-02-27

Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)

1865-08-16

Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic regains its independence after 4 years of fighting against the Spanish Annexation.

1883-08-17

The first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, Himno Nacional.

1905-01-20

The US begins supervision of the Dominican Republic's national and international debts, testing Roosevelt's 'Corollary' to the Monroe Doctrine

1907-02-25

US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic

1916-05-05

US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924

1916-05-29

US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924

1916-11-29

US declares martial law in Dominican Republic

1924-06-26

After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic

1930-09-03

Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)

1946-08-04

An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.

1959-01-01

Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba for the Dominican Republic

1960-11-25

Three of the four Mirabal sisters, opponents of the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo of the Dominican Republic, are assassinated.

1961-05-30

Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

1963-08-16

Independence is restored to Dominican Republic

1963-10-07

Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190

1965-04-24

Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic

1965-04-28

US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until October 1966

1965-09-03

Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic

1966-06-01

Joaquin Balaguer elected president of Dominican Republic

1966-11-28

Dominican Republic adopts constitution

1982-11-18

Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World

1990-05-16

Dominican Republic President Joaquín Ricardo Balaguer re-elected

1994-05-16

Joaquín Balaguer (86) elected President of Dominican Republic

1997-12-24

The Dominican Republic becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

2001-11-12

In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

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Dominican Republic - Notable Birthdays

Sammy SosaNov 12, 1968

Dominican Republic - Birthdays
Date Event
1907-09-01

Joaquin Balaguer, president Dominican Republic

1909-06-30

Juan Bosch, poet/pres of Dominican Republic (1962-63)

1911-02-12

Sylvstre A Guzman Fernandez, president (Dominican Republic)

1936-05-13

Rafael Campos, Santiago Dominican Republic, actor (Tonka)

1953-12-26

Leonel Fernández, Dominican politician and current President of the Dominican Republic

1968-11-12

Sammy Sosa, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)

1971-03-20

Manny Alexander, Dominican Republic, infielder (Baltimore Orioles)

1971-09-06

Sandra Natasha Abreu, Miss Universe-Dominican Republic (1996)

1977-05-14

Cesarina Mejia, Miss Dominican Republic Universe (1997)

1980-02-01

Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player

Dominican Republic - Notable Weddings

Michael JacksonMay 26, 1994

Martin BrodeurJun 17, 2008

Dominican Republic - Weddings
Date Event
1994-05-26

Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26) in La Romana, Dominican Republic

2005-07-09

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Diane Neal (28) weds Marcus Fitzgerald on a beach in the Dominican Republic

2005-12-03

NBC correspondent Hoda Kotb (41) weds New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga in the Dominican Republic

2008-06-17

Ice hockey player star Martin Brodeur (36) weds Genevieve Nault at the Bavaro Princess Resort in the Dominican Republic

2013-02-16

"Devious Maids" actress Dania Ramirez (33) weds director Bev Land on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic - Notable Divorces

Mike TysonFeb 14, 1989

Dominican Republic - Divorces
Date Event
1989-02-14

Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic - Deaths
Date Event
1911-11-19

Ramon Caceres, President (Dominican Republic), murdered

2002-07-14

Joaquín Balaguer, President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1906)


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