Today in Dominica History

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 7 of 7

1493-11-03 - Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica
1772-08-31 - Hurricane destroy ships off Dominica
1967-02-27 - Dominica gains independence from England
1967-03-01 - Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain
1978-11-03 - Dominica gains independence from UK & adopts constitution
1990-05-28 - Eugenia Charles' Dominican Freedom Party wins election in Dominica
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 2004-11-21 - The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed as a result.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 5 of 5

1894-08-24 - Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)
1921-08-19 - Philip A Potter, Dominica sec-gen World council of Churches
1930-05-13 - Vernon Shaw, former president of Dominica
1954-06-30 - Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (d. 2004)
1966-02-18 - Phillip De Freitas, cricket pace bowler (in Dominica England 1986-95)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

2004-01-06 - Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)


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