Panama Timeline

Panama History

1,500 Spanish settlers go to Panama

1514

Panama becomes Spanish Vice-royalty of New Andalucia

1519

Panama becomes independent of Spain

1821

Panama joins the confederacy of Gran Colombia

1821

Panama becomes part of Colombia following the collapse of Gran Colombia

1830

building of Panama Railway

1850

France fails in building the Panama Canal

1880

Panama breaks from Columbia and becomes fully independant

November 3, 1903

opening of the Panama Canal

August 15, 1915

Panama chooses to not be a US protectorate

1939