Arawak Indians are living in the Dominican Republic when Europeans arrive.
Settlement of La Nueva Isabella (present day Santo Domingo) is established.
After the Treaty of Ryswick, Spain retains control of land that is now the Dominican Republic.
Spain cedes colony of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) to France.
Santo Doming is granted independence from Spain.
Ulises Heureax begins to dictate and creates a huge debt.
US takes over collection of customs duties to help the Dominican Republic's debtsl
Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina stages a revolution and takes control of the country.
Trujillo the dictator is assassinated. Juan Bosch is elected president.
Hurricane Georges strikes killing 200 people and causing $1.2 billion in damage.