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Grenada - Historical Events
Date Event
1762-04-05

British take Grenada, West Indies, from French

1779-07-04

French fleet occupies Grenada

1863-09-17

Pope Pius IX encyclical On persecution in New Grenada

1880-05-28

8th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:40.5

1880-06-14

14th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:47

1967-03-03

Grenada gains partial independence from Britain

1973-12-19

Grenada adopts constitution

1974-02-07

Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1979-03-13

Gairy dictatorship in Grenada overthrown by New Jewel Movement

1983-10-14

Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard

1983-10-19

Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council"

1983-10-25

US invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (US Wins!)

1983-12-15

Last 80 US combat soldiers in Grenada withdrew

1990-03-13

Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada

2004-09-07

Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hitting Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings.

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Grenada - Birthdays
Date Event
1922-02-18

Eric Gairy, first Prime Minister of Grenada (1974-1979)

1935-07-04

Paul Scoon, governor-general of Grenada (1978-92), (d. 2013)

Grenada - Deaths
Date Event
1983-10-19

Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup

1997-08-23

Eric Gairy, first PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies at 75


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