Christopher Columbus discovered island and named it Hispaniola or "Little Spain"
The first British Soldiers came ashore at St. Dominique
Napoleon overthrew the King of Spain
Fifty year treaty signed by United States and Dominican Republic. The US took over the Republic's custom department in return for buying its debts.
Hurricane George caused widespread devastation
Hipolito Mejia (PRO) elected president
Demonstrations about economic policies left at least five people dead.
Congress approved proposed free trade agreement with United States and Central American nations.
Dominican Republic enters the accord
President Leonel Fernandez was re-elected