French Guiana

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Christopher Columbus cam in 1498

1498

That's when French Guiana started.

Dutch estabish trading posts upriver

1580

When trading posts started in Guiana.

French settlement

1604

that's when French settled.

Slaves brought to French Guiana

1654

First slaves came.

Breda awarded Frace the territory of Guiana

1661

The territory got passed on.

Slavery abolished

1794

Slavery ended in French Guiana.

French Guiana became a colony

1801

When Guiana started a colony.

Devil's Island established

1852

for the overcrowding of other places.

French Guiana became an overseas department of Frence

1947

It became a department for France

First moon mission

2003

First mission for Guiana.