Spanish settlers arrive in Panama
Nicaragua was named by a Spanish explorer Gil Gonzalez de Avila, who named it after a local Indian chief.
The Confederation of Central America proclaims its independence from Spain. Hip Hip Horray!
Nicaragua becomes completely independent.
British take control of Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast
General Jose Santos Zelaya a very liberal leader, seizes power!
Dictator Jose Santos Zelaya is overthrown and choas breaks out! The US interviens.
US Troops help despose of leader Zelaya
An earthquake devestates Managua, which is the capitol.
The US ended aid ti Nicaragua after supporting evidence shows that they were supplying arms to rebels in El Salvador
Daniel Ortega becomes president.
An earthquake renders 16,000 homeless
Daniel Ortega was elected President of Nicaragua