Today in Dominican Republic History
Events 1 - 29 of 29
1492-10-25 - Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic
1492-12-25 - Columbus' ship Santa Maria runs aground and sinks on Hispaniola
1822-02-09 - Haiti invades the newly founded Dominican Republic.
1844-02-27 - Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)
1865-08-16 - Restoration Day in the Dominican Republic: The Dominican Republic regains its independence after 4 years of fighting against the Spanish Annexation.
Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 1883-08-17 - The first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, Himno Nacional.
1905-01-20 - The US begins supervision of the Dominican Republic's national and international debts, testing Roosevelt's 'Corollary' to the Monroe Doctrine
1907-02-25 - US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
1916-05-05 - US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
1916-05-29 - US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
1916-11-29 - US declares martial law in Dominican Republic
1924-06-26 - After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic
1930-09-03 - Hurricane kills 2,000, injures 4,000 (Dominican Republic)
1946-08-04 - An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.
Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista 1959-01-01 - Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba for the Dominican Republic
1960-11-25 - The Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic are assassinated.
1961-05-30 - Long time Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
1963-08-16 - Independence is restored to Dominican Republic
1963-10-07 - Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190
1965-04-24 - Military coup under Donald Reid Cabral in Dominican Republic
1965-04-28 - US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until October 1966
1965-09-03 - Garcia Godoy forms government in Dominican Republic
1966-06-01 - Joaquin Balaguer elected president of Dominican Republic
1966-11-28 - Dominican Republic adopts constitution
1982-11-18 - Mariasela Alvarez of Dominican Republic, crowned 32nd Miss World
1990-05-16 - Dominican Republic President Joaquín Ricardo Balaguer re-elected
1994-05-16 - Joaquín Balaguer (86) elected president of Dominican Republic
1997-12-24 - The Dominican Republic becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
2001-11-12 - In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
Birthdays 1 - 10 of 10
1907-09-01 - Joaquin Balaguer, president Dominican Republic
1909-06-30 - Juan Bosch, poet/pres of Dominican Republic (1962-63)
1911-02-12 - Sylvstre A Guzman Fernandez, president (Dominican Republic)
1936-05-13 - Rafael Campos, Santiago Dominican Republic, actor (Tonka)
1953-12-26 - Leonel Fernández, Dominican politician and current President of the Dominican Republic
1968-11-12 - Sammy Sosa, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa (1968-11-12) 1971-03-20 - Manny Alexander, Dominican Republic, infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1971-09-06 - Sandra Natasha Abreu, Miss Universe-Dominican Republic (1996)
1977-05-14 - Cesarina Mejia, Miss Dominican Republic Universe (1997)
1980-02-01 - Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player
Weddings 1 - 3 of 3
King of Pop Michael Jackson (1994-05-26)
1994-05-26 - Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26) in La Romana, Dominican Republic
2005-07-09 - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Diane Neal (28) weds Marcus Fitzgerald on a beach in the Dominican Republic
2005-12-03 - NBC correspondent Hoda Kotb (41) weds New Orleans tennis coach Burzis Kanga in the Dominican Republic
Divorces 1 - 1 of 1
Deaths 1 - 2 of 2