Haiti

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01/01/1804
Haiti becomes the first black republic and the first independent country in the West Indies following years of French rule
10/02/1986
Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haiti and goes to France ending the thirty year rule by the Duvalier family. Jubilant Haitians clash with the "Ton Ton Macoutes", Duvalier's police.
29/09/1991
The first freely elected President of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide is deposed by a military coup.
17/02/1993
Up to 1700 people are feared to have died when a Haitian ferry sinks.
19/09/1994
US troops enter Haiti to enforce the return of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
23/09/2004
Hurricane Jean hits Haiti devastating the island and leaving 3000 people dead.

 

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On This Day - Haiti