Port-au-Prince is burned down during the fighting between whites and mulattos.
Slaves gather, and Boukman holds a ceremony that begins the revolution.
Toussaint and troops begin fighting for Spain.
French National Assembly abolishes slavery the colonies
Toussaint and the Span control the north.
Toussaint becomes leader of the armies in Saint Domingue.
Toussaint controls the entire island and abolishes slavery throughout.
The War of Knives begins between Rigaud and Toussaint.
Toussaint makes a new constitution for Saint Domingue.
Toussaint proclaims a military dictatorship.
Toussaint loses the Battle of Ravine-à-Couleuvres.
Napoléon Bonaparte re-establishes slavery in the French colonies.
Toussaint is sent to jail.
Haiti proclaims independence.
Jean-Jacques Dessalines declares emperor of Haiti.
Dessalines is assassinated at Pont-Rouge.