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Guam - Notable Historical Events

MagellanMar 6, 1521

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Guam - Historical Events
Date Event
1521-03-06

Magellan discovers Guam

1898-06-21

Guam becomes a territory of US

1898-07-21

Spain cedes Guam to USA

1898-12-10

Spanish-American War ends; US acquires Philippines, PR & Guam

1899-02-10

US-Spain peace treaty signed by Pres McKinley. US gets PR & Guam

1903-07-04

Pacific Cable (SF, Hawaii, Guam, Phil) opens, Pres TR sends message

1941-12-10

Japanese troops overrun Guam

1941-12-11

Japanese occupy Guam

1944-06-19

Heavy air raid on US fleet at Guam "Turkey Shoot"

1944-07-20

US invades Japanese-occupied Guam

1944-07-21

US forces land on Guam to get rid of Japanese invaders

1944-07-25

-26] Japanse banzai-attack on Guam

1944-07-25

US troop march into Guam

1944-07-26

Japanese suicide attack on US lines in Guam

1944-07-27

US regains possession of Guam from Japanese

1944-08-10

US recaptures Guam from Japanese

1945-07-24

US destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam

1950-08-01

Guam Organic Act by establishes Guam as US territory

1972-01-24

Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.

1979-10-12

Pressure in nucleus of tropical cyclone at Guam hits record 870 hpa

1980-11-14

Kimberley Santos, 19 of Guam, crowned 30th Miss World

1989-06-30

NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile & Guam

1990-11-06

Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected

1996-08-06

Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people

1997-08-05

Korean Air 747 with 331 aboard crashes in Guam, 29 survive

2008-02-23

a B-2 Spirit of the USAF crashes at Guam. The crew survived but the aircraft was written off, making it the most expensive air crash in human history (the aircraft alone cost $1.2Bn). The B-2 had a perfect safety record before the crash; not one B-2 ever crashed.

2017-08-09

North Korea threatens missile strike on Guam that will create an 'enveloping fire'

2017-08-15

North Korea maps out detailed plan for missile launches to sea off Guam

2017-08-15

Dozens rally in Guam for peace amid North Korea threats

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Guam - Birthdays
Date Event
1916-07-19

James D Ramage, US lt-Adm (WW II-Palau/Guam/Philippines)

1928-02-14

Ben Garrido Blaz, (Rep-R-Guam, 1985- )

1948-07-13

Robert Underwood, (Rep-D-Guam)

1968-02-09

Marcus Meloan, Agana Guam, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 US Amat Champ)

1976-11-18

Sandy Zubrin, Tamuning Guam, US diver (Olympics-96)


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