Dominican Republic 1900's events

Events

50 year treaty signed

1906

Dominican Republic occupied by U.S forces

1916 - 1924

U.S forces withdrew

1924

General Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina established personal dictatorship

1930

About 20,000 Haitians living in areas of Dominican Republic adjacent to Haiti massacred by army

1937

Organization of American States adopted resolution, called for severance of diplomatic ties with Dominican Republic

1960

Trujillo assassinated

1961

Founder of leftist Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD), Juan Bosch, elected in first democratic elections in nearly four decades

1962

Founder of leftist Dominican Revolutionary Party (PRD), Juan Bosch, elected in first democratic elections in nearly four decades

1963

30,000 US troops invaded Dominican Republic following pro-Bosch uprising

1965

Joaquin Balaguer (PRSC) elected president

1966

Silvestre Antonio Guzman (PRD) elected president

1978

Jorge Blanco (PRD) elected president

1982

Balaguer (PRSC) re-elected president

1986

Balaguer re-elected, defeated Bosch by small majority

1990