First posted on November 20th 2004






Timeline : Palau


c. 1000 B.C.
1543
1565
1783

1885
1899

1914
1920

1922
1935
1947


1978
1980
1985
1988
1994
date of earliest known settlement on Palau
Spaniard Ry Lopez de Villalobos perhaps first European to see Palau
Spain claimed Guam, Marianas, Palau Islands together with Philippines
English Captain Henry Wilson and his crew shipwrecked at Koror; treated hospitably, rebuilt
his ship
Pope Leo XIII. confirmed Spanish possession of the Carolinas (with Palau)
Following the Spanish-American War, Spain sold her claim to the Carolinas (with Palau)
to Germany
Japanese forces occupied the Carolinas, with Palau
The League of Nations entrusted the Northern Marianas, the Carolinas, the Marshall and
Palau Islands to Japan as mandated territory.
Koror made administrative center of Japanese possessions in South Pacific
Japan withdrew from the League of Nations and de facto annexed the islands.
The formerly German, then Japanese islands - the Northern Marianas, the Carolinas, the
Marshall Islands and Palau - occupied by U.S. forces since 1944-1945 - were granted by the
U.N. to the U.S., as the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Palauans voted against becoming part of the Federated States of Micronesia
Palauan constitution adopted
Palauan President Haruo Remeliik assassinated
Palauan President Lazarus Salii committed suicide
Republic of Palau released into independence




EXTERNAL
FILES
History of Palau, from Palaunet
History of Palau, from Lonely Planet
Article Palau, from
Wikipedia