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History

The recorded history of Haiti began on 4 December 1492 when the European navigator Christopher Columbus happened upon a large island in the region of the western Atlantic Ocean that later came to be known as the Caribbean.

Aristide era 1990 – 2004

1991 After a failed attempt to remove Aristide prior to his inauguration, the Haitian military backed by the CIA successfully executes a coup d’état and...

Instability after Duvalier 1986 – 1990

1986 Instability after Duvalier: 25 February The original blue and red flag of Haiti is raised at the National Palace, replacing the black and red...

The Duvalier’s Era 1957 – 1986

1957     Franck Sylvain                Daniel Fignolé Franck Sylvain is elected President of Haiti, but is succeeded by a thirteen-member Executive Council of Government. Daniel Fignolé...

Internal Turbulence 1904 – 1957

1904 1 January Haiti celebrates 100 years of independence. Haiti’s national debt is estimated at $41 million with more than 80% of the national revenue...

First Century of Haitian Rule 1806 -1900

1806 Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines is assassinated. During a meeting at a cathedral in Port-au-Prince, the Constituent Assembly creates a new constitution and appoints Henri Christophe...

Haitian Independence 1804–1805

Haitian Independence 1 January 1804 In Gonaïves, Dessalines proclaims Haiti’s independence, signaling the formation of the world’s first black republic. He publishes a Declaration of Independence,...

General Leclerc in Saint-Domingue 1801–1802

24-31 Oct 1801 Leclerc sails from France for Saint-Domingue. He is Commander-in-Chief of France’s largest expeditionary army ever with 20,000 European troops, who are called...

The Final Years of the Revolution 1802–1803

13-14 Oct 1802 The Final Years Revolutionary leaders, including Dessalines and Christophe, at last defect from the French, taking with them black and mulatto generals...

Toussaint Louverture in Power 1796–1801

Toussaint Louverture in Power August 1796 Primary electoral assemblies in Saint-Domingue are formed to elect colonial representatives to the legislative body in France. The outcome, facilitated...

The Revolution Builds 1791–1792

The Revolution Builds 24 September 1791 The National  Assembly in France revokes the May 15 decree, which had granted limited rights to free blacks and mulattoes,...

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