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Haiti - Notable Historical Events

ColumbusDec 5, 1492

NapoleonAug 7, 1802

Frederick DouglassJul 1, 1889

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Haiti - Historical Events
Date Event
1492-12-05

Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti)

1790-10-23

Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed)

1793-08-29

Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed

1793-09-20

British troops under Major-general Williamson lands on (French) Haiti

1794-05-06

Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, revolts against France

1802-06-15

Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Héros

1802-08-07

Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti)

1803-11-29

Dessalines & Christophe declare St Domingue (Haiti) independent

1804-01-01

Haiti gains independence from France (National Day)

1804-03-29

Thousands of Whites massacred in Haiti

1806-10-17

Former leader of the Haitian Revolution, Emperor Jacques I of Haiti was assassinated after an oppressive rule.

1822-02-09

Haiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic.

1844-02-27

Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)

1869-04-16

Ebenezer Bassett, 1st US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti

1874-11-03

James Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti

1877-09-27

John Mercer Langston named minister of Haiti

1885-05-07

John E W Thompson named US minister to Haiti

1889-07-01

Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti

1891-09-03

John Stephens Durham named US minister to Haiti

1897-06-17

William Frank Powell, NJ educator, named minister to Haiti

1905-11-23

Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physican, named minister of Haiti

1908-12-04

Haiti's president General Alexis Nord flees from military coup

1911-08-02

Haiti's dictator Simon flees on US warship near Jamaica

1911-08-14

General Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti

1914-02-08

General Zamon becomes president of Haiti

1915-01-27

US Marines occupy Haiti

1915-07-28

Because of virtual anarchy, US Marines go ashore in Haiti on orders from President Wilson; this will lead to an occupation that will last until 1934

1915-09-16

US takes control of customs & finances of Haiti for 10 years

1928-09-09

Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26' ½"

1934-08-06

US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915

1934-08-16

US ends occupation of Haiti (been there since 1915)

1935-10-25

Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie & Jacmel Haiti

1955-10-12

-13] Hurricane Hazel, kills 68 in Haiti

1963-10-03

Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured

1963-10-04

-8] Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba & Haiti

1963-10-07

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

1963-10-09

Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000

1968-05-24

Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days

1983-08-27

Haiti adopts constitution

1986-02-07

Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti

1986-12-07

Pres Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haiti

1987-09-11

Shoot out at Jean-Bertrand Aristides' church in Haiti, 12 die

1988-01-17

Leslie Manigay elected president of Haiti

1988-06-19

Coup in Haiti

1988-06-20

Haiti's general assembly dissolves

1988-09-17

Military coup in Haiti: Lt Gen Avril takes control, Henri Namphy flees

1988-09-18

Coup in Haiti

1990-03-10

Lt Gen Avril resigns as president of Haiti

1990-12-16

Jean-Bertrand Aristide elected pres of Haiti

1990-12-16

Rev Jean Betrand Aristide elected president of Haiti

1991-02-07

Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as Haiti's 1st elected president

1991-09-30

Rev Jean Betrand Aristide ousted as president of Haiti

1991-10-10

US cuts all foreign aid to Haiti

1993-06-08

Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns

1993-06-23

UN authorizes worldwide oil embargo against Haiti

1993-10-11

US warship Harlan County anchors off Port-au-Prince Haiti

1993-10-19

UN authorizes arms, military & police supply embargo against Haiti

1994-02-15

US asks Aristide to adopt a peace plan from Haiti

1994-04-23

Army shoots to death 23-40 fishermen in Gonaives Haiti

1994-07-05

The United States announced it would refuse further unrestricted immigration from Haiti.

1994-07-31

UN votes 12-0 (2 abstentions) to authorize use of force against Haiti

1994-09-19

3,000 US militia lands on Haiti

1994-10-10

Lt-general Raoul Cedras resigns as dictator of Haiti

1994-10-15

Pres Jean-Baptiste Aristide returns to Haiti

1996-01-11

Haiti becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

2004-02-05

Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.

2004-02-29

Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as President of Haiti following popular rebel uprising.

2004-09-23

At least 1,070 in Haiti reported killed by floods due to Hurricane Jeanne

2010-01-12

Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing 230,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince

2012-10-25

Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba and Haiti killing 65 people and causing over $80 million in damage

2014-05-13

Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, is discovered north off the coast of Haiti

2016-02-08

Haiti's President steps down, leaving no successor

2016-10-07

Hurricane Matthew: At least 100 people killed in Haiti devastation

2016-10-09

Medics dash to rural Haiti as cholera kills 13 in Matthew's wake

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Haiti - Birthdays
Date Event
1767-10-06

Henri Christophe, king of Haiti (d. 1820)

1785-04-26

John James Audubon, Haiti, bird watcher/artist

1900-10-09

Silvio Cator, Haiti, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1928)

1907-04-14

Francois "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti

1924-04-30

Aubelin Jolicoeur, Haiti Express

1932-11-02

Henri Namphy, Cap Hatien Haiti, President of Haiti (1986-88)

1937-03-29

Smarck Michel, Saint-Marc, Haiti, Haitian Prime Minister (1994-5), (d. 2012)

1939-08-25

Max Beauvoir, Haiti Express

1943-01-17

René Préval, President of Haiti

1948-10-02

Donna Karan, Haiti Untold

1950-05-14

Hanne Uldal, Haiti Express

1953-07-15

Jean-Bertrand Aristide, president of Haiti (1991, 1994- )

1956-10-30

Christina Rau, Hilfe für Haiti

1960-12-22

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haiti/US graffiti artist/painter (Gray, SAMO)

1964-11-21

Yvette D. Clarke, Haiti: Where Did the Money Go

1967-07-12

Bruny Surin, Cap Haitien Haiti, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Oly-gold-96)

1974-12-17

Hugues Gentillon, Love Me Haiti

1976-12-07

Georges Laraque, Haiti Untold

Haiti - Deaths
Date Event
1806-10-17

Jean Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti, dies

1816-05-29

Madame L'Ouverture, widow of Haiti's leader Toussaint L'O, dies

1915-07-28

Vilbrun G Sam, rebellion leader/president of Haiti, lynched

1953-07-20

Dumarsaid Estime, President of Haiti (b. 1900)

1971-04-21

Francois "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, dies at 64

1995-10-24

Emile Jonassaint, president of Haiti (1994), dies at 82

2005-02-14

Aubelin Jolicoeur, Haiti Express

2017-03-04

Haiti's former president Rene Preval dies aged 74


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