A spanish ship;s officer leads sn expedition to Meanguera Island, located in the Gulf of Fonseca.
Spanish captain Pedro de Alvarado arrives, prepared for conquest, but is defeated.
A brief revolution flares up against spain, but fails.
All Central American countries, including El Salvador, declare independence from Spain.
El Salvador and Honduras fight the 100-hour soccer war over border disputes.
Durate wins the Presidential election, becoming the first freely elected president in 50 years.
Hurricane Mitch strikes El Salvador, flooding thousandsd of acres of farmland and killing 374 people.
39 year old Franciso Flores Perez is selected as president of El Salvador, becoming the youngest man to be elected to the office.
The U.S. dollar becomes legal currency in El Salvador.
President Funes meets with U.S. Barack Obama at the white house to discuss the two countries relationship.