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Jamaica - Notable Historical Events

Christopher ColumbusMay 5, 1494

Anne BonnyNov 15, 1720

Bob MarleyDec 3, 1967

Betsy KingJan 15, 1989

Patty SheehanJan 21, 1990

Jane GeddesJan 20, 1991

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Jamaica - Historical Events
Date Event
1494-05-05

On 2nd voyage to New World, Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica

1655-05-10

Jamaica captured by English

1692-06-07

Earthquake in Porte Royale, Jamaica, kills 3,000

1692-06-24

Kingston, Jamaica, founded

1720-11-15

Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial

1720-11-28

Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies won them stays of execution

1865-10-11

Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.

1903-04-27

Long Island's Jamaica Race Track opens

1907-01-14

An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.

1911-04-05

MCC tour match v Jamaica finishes in a tie

1911-08-02

Haiti's dictator Simon flees on US warship near Jamaica

1951-08-17

Hurricane winds drive 6 ships ashore, Kingston, Jamaica

1957-10-31

"Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances

1959-04-11

"Jamaica" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances

1959-07-04

Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony

1962-02-09

Jamaica signs agreement to become independent

1962-03-01

American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95

1962-08-06

Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule

1962-09-18

Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica & Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN

1966-04-21

Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica

1967-12-03

Assassination attempt made on Bob Marley and others during concert rehearsals in Jamaica

1976-12-15

Jamaica premier Manley wins elections

1978-12-17

The Workers Party of Jamaica is founded by Trevor Munroe.

1980-05-20

Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157

1982-03-12

1st-class debut of Courtney Walsh, Jamaica v Leeward Islands

1982-12-29

Bob Marley postage stamp issued in Jamaica

1985-02-08

1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados

1988-09-10

-18] Hurricane Gilbert, kills 300 in Jamaica, Texas & Yucatan

1988-09-12

Gilbert, strongest hurricane ever (160 mph), devastates Jamaica

1988-10-16

"Smile Jamaica" concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

1989-01-15

Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

1989-02-09

Michael Manley's Socialist Party wins Jamaica parliamentary election

1989-02-10

Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff

1990-01-21

Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

1991-01-20

Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

1992-03-30

P J Patterson, resigns as 6th PM of Jamaica

1993-11-27

Lisa Hanna, 18, of Jamaica, crowned 43rd Miss World

1996-01-27

Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston

1996-12-23

4 women ordained priests in Jamaica, 1st in 330-year Anglican history

1997-02-27

Singer Sade (Helen Folasade), arrest in Jamaica for disobeying a cop

1997-06-25

Jamaica issues a warrant for singer Sade, who fails to report to court on charges of failure to obey a cop who signaled her to stop

2005-06-14

Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new Men's 100 meters world record of 9.77 at the Athens Olympic Stadium

2012-10-24

Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Jamaica killing 1 person and causing over $50 million in damage

2016-08-14

Olympics|Jamaica's Elaine Thompson Is the Fastest Woman in the World

2016-08-20

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica take 4x100m relay

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Jamaica - Notable Birthdays

Patrick EwingAug 5, 1962

ShaggyOct 22, 1968

Usain BoltAug 21, 1986

Jamaica - Birthdays
Date Event
1811-07-20

James Bruce, earl of Elgin & Kincardine, governor (Jamaica)

1815-08-05

Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica)

1865-12-19

Horace Hodges, Jamaica Inn

1867-10-29

A. Bromley Davenport, Jamaica Inn

1871-06-14

Clare Greet, Jamaica Inn

1872-10-28

Mabel Terry-Lewis, Jamaica Inn

1890-06-09

Leslie Banks, English actor/director (Jamaica Inn, 48 Hours)

1890-09-15

Claude McKaye, Jamaica/US author (Songs of Jamaica, Banjo)

1897-05-22

Jeanne De Casalis, Jamaica Inn

1905-04-17

Gus Drisse, Jamaica Inn

1909-09-25

Florizel A Glasspole, governor-gen of Jamaica (1973-91)

1911-12-05

William Devlin, Jamaica Inn

1914-07-24

Frank Silvera, Kingston Jamaica, actor (High Chaparral)

1915-11-13

Howard Cooke, Jamaica, (1991 Mico Gold Medal Award)

1921-05-03

Virginia L. Stone, The Treasure of Jamaica Reef

1922-07-10

Herb McKenley, Jamaica, 4 X 400m relay runner (Olympic-gold-1952)

1925-02-19

Leslie Laing, Linstead Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1952)

1927-9-07

Trader Faulkner, A High Wind in Jamaica

1927-9-23

Rex Holdsworth, Jamaica Inn

1929-06-09

Keith A St H Gardner, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic-bronze-1960)

1929-12-30

Barbara Nichols, Jamaica NY, actress (Dear Heart, Disorderly Orderly)

1930-05-28

Edward Seaga, PM (Jamaica)

1933-02-27

Edward Lucie-Smith, Kingston, Jamaica, British poet and poetry critic

1934-11-12

Ann Flood, Jamaica, New York, American actress (Edge of Night)

1938-02-23

Clive Trenchard, The Treasure of Jamaica Reef

1938-04-28

Madge Sinclair, Kingston Jamaica, actress (Bell-Roots, Trapper John)

1942-07-16

Desmond Dekker, [Dacris], Jamaica, reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites)

1944-10-19

Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaica, reggae musician (Mystic Man, Mama Africa)

1946-08-29

Bob Beamon, Jamaica NY, high jumper (Olympics-gold-68, 29' 2½" 8.9m)

1947-04-10

Bunny Wailer, Kingston, Jamaica, vocalist/percussionist (The Wailers with Bob Marley)

1948-11-12

Errol Brown, Kingston Jamaica, rock vocalist (Hot Chocolate)

1949-05-25

Jamaica Kincaid, [Elaine P Richardson], Antigua/US journalist (NYer)

1949-05-25

Jamaica Kincaid, Life and Debt

1949-10-06

Bobby Farrell, Jamaica, rock vocalist

1950-06-24

Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Kingston Jamaica, rocker (Black Uhuru)

1951-10-14

Marcia Barrett, St Catherine's Jamaica, rock vocalist (Boney M)

1952-05-10

Sly Dunbar, Kingston Jamaica, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie)

1952-07-12

Liz Mitchell, Jamaica, rock vocalist (Boney M)

1953-09-27

Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaica, reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot)

1953-10-05

Sandra "Puma" Jones, Kingston Jamaica, rocker (Black Uhuru)

1956-03-14

Tessa Sanderson, Kingston Jamaica, Brit javelin thrower (Oly-gold-84)

1956-08-08

David Grant, Jamaica, singer/songwriter (Stop & Go, Heaven Knows)

1957-07-11

Michael Rose, Kingston Jamaica, rocker (Black Uhuru-Brutal, Positive)

1958-09-28

Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)

1959-02-03

Molly Killingbeck, Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)

1959-11-16

Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)

1960-04-02

Linford Christie, St Andrews Jamaica, 4x100m runner (Oly-gold 1992

1961-04-26

Albert Lawrence, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)

1961-06-14

Grace Jackson, St Ann Jamaica, 200m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)

1961-08-08

Charmaine Crooks, Jamaica, Canadian 4X400m relayer (Oly-silver-1984)

1961-12-17

Venice Kong, St Mary Jamaica, playmate (September, 1985)

1961-12-30

Ben Johnson, Falmouth, Jamaica, Canadian 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1988-disqualified)

1962-02-10

Alexa Wiegandt, Jamaica

1962-08-05

Patrick Ewing, Kingston Jamaica, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic-gold-92)

1962-08-18

Sandra Marie Miller Farmer-Patrick, Kingston Jamaica, 400m hurdler

1963-02-22

Devon Malcolm, cricketer (in Jamaica England fast bowler 1989-95)

1963-06-02

Jay B Cooper, Coral Gables Fla, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Jamaica)

1964-11-11

Robert Haynes, cricketer (Jamaica & WI leggie, one-dayer but no Tests)

1965-11-17

Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)

1966-06-07

Heathcliff Slocumb, Jamaica NY, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)

1967-12-16

Donovan Bailey, Manchester Jamaica, Canada 100m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)

1968-01-09

Katie Anderson, Kingston Jamaica, Canada 100m hurdler (Oly-7th-92, 96)

1968-10-22

Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Kingston, Jamaica, reggae rapper (Boombastic)

1972-07-05

Robert Esmie, Jamaica, Canadian 4X100m runner (Olympics-gold-96)

1973-01-09

Sean Paul, Kingston Jamaica, reggae singer

1975-04-26

Trudi Ferguson, Miss Universe-Jamaica (1996)

1975-10-27

Kid Jamaica, Euro Domination

1976-04-17

Nadine Thomas, Miss Jamaica Universe (1997)

1977-11-05

Ellen Cho, Battle of the Sexes: Hola Jamaica

1979-03-11

Lori Trespicio, Battle of the Sexes: Hola Jamaica

1979-11-08

Colin Mortensen, Battle of the Sexes: Hola Jamaica

1981-9-05

Walter Cho, Little Feat & Friends in Jamaica: Burgers & Paradise

1982-06-18

Peter Servine, Little Feat & Friends in Jamaica: Burgers & Paradise

1986-08-21

Usain Bolt, Trelawny Jamaica, sprinter (3x Olympic Gold 2008)

Jamaica - Notable Weddings

Idina MenzelJan 11, 2003

Lennox LewisJul 15, 2005

Jamaica - Weddings
Date Event
1996-05-04

Actor-producer Forest Whitaker (35) weds actress-model Keisha Nash (23) in Montego Bay, Jamaica

2003-01-11

"How Stella Got Her Groove Back" actor Taye Diggs (32) weds broadway actress Idina Menzel (31) at Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica

2003-04-22

"Star Trek: Enterprise" actress Jolene Blalock (28) weds "Live Nation" CEO Michael Rapino in Negril, Jamaica

2004-07-10

"The West Wing" actor Dule Hill (29) weds actress Nicole Lyn (26) in Montego Bay, Jamaica

2005-07-15

Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis (39) weds former Miss Jamaica runner-up Violet Chang at William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Jamaica

2006-02-04

Daughter of June Carter country singer Carlene Carter (50) weds Joe Brown began at Cinnamon Hill in Jamaica

2008-09-19

NBC's The Biggest Loser contestant Matt Hoover (30) weds Suzy Preston (30) at the Grand Lido Negril resort in Jamaica

Jamaica - Deaths
Date Event
1863-11-20

James Bruce, Count of Elgin & Kincardine, governor Jamaica, dies at 52

1901-11-30

Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica), dies at 86

1939-02-14

Clare Greet, Jamaica Inn

1946-12-15

A. Bromley Davenport, Jamaica Inn

1948-07-30

Hay Petrie, Jamaica Inn

1951-07-06

Horace Hodges, Jamaica Inn

1957-11-28

Mabel Terry-Lewis, Jamaica Inn

1966-08-19

Jeanne De Casalis, Jamaica Inn

1972-01-07

Clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies

1981-04-11

Marie Ney, Jamaica Inn

1987-01-25

William Devlin, Jamaica Inn

1989-04-19

Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82

1991-04-24

Clive Trenchard, The Treasure of Jamaica Reef

1997-03-12

Virginia L. Stone, The Treasure of Jamaica Reef

2003-01-30

Rex Holdsworth, Jamaica Inn

2004-07-05

Hugh Shearer, Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)

2016-08-07

Former Miss Jamaica, Shakira Martin dies from sickle cell aged 30


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