Christopher Columbus discovered the Dominican Republic
1492 - Approx. 1496
this is when Christopher Columbus discoverer and colonized the Dominican Republic and made it what it is today.
Spain takes over
1496 - Approx. 1844
Spaniards set up first Spanish colony in Western hemisphere at Santo Domingo, which serves as capital of all Spanish colonies in America.
the Caribbean was formed
Approx. 200,000 BC
the continents broke apart from Pangaea and the Caribbean was formed. it formed 80 million years ago but this program cant go back farther than 200,000 BC.
Larimar was disoverd
Larimar is a rare rock that can only be fond in the Dominican Republic. it is known to bring ancient wisdom from Atlantis and the healing power of dolphins to harmonize the body and soul.
pico duarte was climed
this was not when the mountain was formed but it was the first time it was climed by humans. Pico Duarte is the largest mountain in the Dominican Republic. it used to be a volcano but is no longer active.
1998 - Approx. January 21, 1998
hurricane George kills many people and cause mass destruction
Palm Chat found
the palm chat was found and it is now the national bird of the Dominican republic.
humpback whales were discovered
humpback whales were first observed in Hawaiian waters but they have been around for approximately 40 million years. Humpbacks are a big part of what makes Silver Bank so special.
Bayahibe rose was named the national flower
in 2011 the Bayahibe rose was named the national flower of the Dominican republic.