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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.

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...

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...

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...

Recent history 2006 – 2017

Recent history 2006 February René Préval is elected president, defeating U.S.-backed and other candidates in an election overseen by U.N. peacekeepers 2008 April Riots break out in Les...

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,...

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...

Slave Resistance Gains Momentum 1790—1791

Slave Resistance Gains Momentum 21-28 Oct 1790 The Ogé Rebellion: Jacques Vincent Ogé, an affranchis representing the colony in France, leads a revolt against the white...

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...

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...

French Rule and Tensions in the Colony 1750-1784

French Rule 1750s Free blacks and mulattoes begin to amass wealth and power. Many acquire plantations, especially coffee plantations in the West and the South. “These men...

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