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Solomon Islands - Historical Events
Date Event
1871-09-20

Bishop John Coleridge Patteson martyred on the island of Nukapu, a Polynesian outlier island now in the Temotu province of the Solomon Islands. He was the first bishop of Melanesia.

1942-05-03

Japanese troop attack Tulagi, Gavutu & Tanambogo, Solomon Islands during WWII

1942-08-24

Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands between United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy

1943-02-09

Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific

1943-08-02

Lt John F Kennedy's PT-boat 109 sinks at Solomon islands

1943-08-25

US forces overrun New Georgia in Solomon Islands during WW II

1978-07-07

Solomon Islands declares independence from UK

2013-02-06

A magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurs off the Solomon Islands coast causing the death of nine people

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Solomon Islands - Birthdays
Date Event
1901-10-19

Arleigh A Burke, Colo, admiral (WW II, Solomon Islands, Navy Cross)

1943-05-23

Peter Kenilorea, PM Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands - Deaths
Date Event
2012-02-16

Baddeley Devesi, first Governor-General of the Solomon Islands, dies at 70


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