Today in Grenada History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 16 of 16

1492-01-02 - Muhammad XII. (Boabdil) last Nasird ruler of Moorish fortress Alhambra surrenders to the Catholic Monarchs
1762-04-05 - British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
1779-07-04 - French fleet occupies Grenada
1863-09-17 - Pope Pius IX encyclical On persecution in New Grenada
1880-05-28 - 8th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:40.5
1880-06-14 - 14th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:47
1967-03-03 - Grenada gains partial independence from Britain
1973-12-19 - Grenada adopts constitution
1974-02-07 - Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1979-03-13 - Gairy dictatorship in Grenada overthrown by New Jewel Movement
1983-10-14 - Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard
1983-10-19 - Grenada general Hudson Austin forms "revolutionary council"
1983-10-25 - US invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (US Wins!)
1983-12-15 - Last 80 US combat soldiers in Grenada withdrew
1990-03-13 - Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada
2004-09-07 - Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hitting Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 2 of 2

1922-02-18 - Eric Gairy, first Prime Minister of Grenada (1974-1979)
1935-07-04 - Paul Scoon, governor-general of Grenada (1978-92), (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

1983-10-19 - Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup
1997-08-23 - Eric Gairy, first PM of Grenada (1974-79), dies at 75


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