Federated States of
Micronesia
Nauru
First posted on November 21st 2004






Timeline : Marshall Islands


c. 2000-500 B.C.
1529.
1799
1800
1857
1874
1885
1888
1899
1906
1914
1920

1944-1945
1946-1958
1946
1947
1951
1967
1972
1973
1978
1979
1986
1991
2001
Micronesian navigators arrived on island group
Spanish explorer de Saavedra visited the Marshall Islands
English navigator John Marshall visited the islands, which subsequenty were named after him
Russian navigator Otto von Kotzebue visited the islands, mapped them
Arrival of the first missonary
Spain claimed the islands
Germany established a protectorate over the Marshall Islands
Nauru incorporated into German Marshall Islands protectorate
Germany purchsede Spain's claim over the island group
First German government official stationed in Jaluit
Marshall Islands occupied by the Japanese, Nauru by Australians
League of Nations granted mandate over Marshall Islands, without Nauru, to Japan, over Nauru
jointly to Australia, New Zealand, Britain
U.S. forces occupied island group (withoutb Nauru)
The U.S. conducted nuclear bomb test exlosions on various atolls, most notably on Bikini
Population of Bikini resettled to Rongerik Atoll
Trust Territory Pacific Islands formed
Administration over TTPI transfered from U.S. Navy to U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. authorities began preparing Bikini for resettlement
First Bikinian families returned, despite decision of Council of Bikini to postpone return
Marshall Islands delegates withdrew from Congress of Micronesia
Bikini evacuatd a second time
Constitution of the Marshall Islands adopted
Compact of Association sgned with the U.S.
Marshall Islans admitted to U.N.
Bikinians were awarded 563 million $ compensation




EXTERNAL
FILES
Article History of the Marshall Islands, from Wikipedia
History ofb the Marshall Islands, from Lonely Planet
History of the Bikini Atoll, from Bikini Atoll Web Site