Montserrat History Timeline & Facts

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Montserrat History Timeline & Facts

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Montserrat History Timeline & Facts

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The island of Montserrat, in the Caribbean, was named after the mountain by Christopher Columbus in 1493
Montserrat is a mountain near Barcelona, in Catalonia, in Spain.
The name Montserrat literally means "jagged mountain"
The Ciboney, Arawak and the Carib Indians first inhabited Montserrat
The Caribs and the Arawaks were tropical forest people who probably originated in South America and were related the people found anywhere from Panama to Brazil
Not discovered by Europeans until 1492 when Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World
Before the arrival of the Spanish the Carib males had a justified reputation as the most feared warriors of the Caribbean
In 1555 the Spanish claimed the Islands
The Caribs and the Arawaks were progressively wiped out by the after-effects of the Spanish conquest, with the more peaceful Arawak tribes suffering the greater losses
The Spanish were continuously harassed by the native Caribs and by pirates and buccaneers who attacked the Spanish galleons which were carrying riches back to Spain
The pirates who operated in the Islands included Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, Henry Morgan, Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake
1632 Thomas Warner brings English and Irish Catholics from St.Kitts to establish a colony on Montserrat
1649 Oliver Cromwell transports Irish political prisoners to Montserrat
1651 Irish bring first slaves to Montserrat
Slave rebellion - 1768 on St. Patrick’s Day
The slaves were emancipated in the 1830's
1914 - 1918 WW1
1939 - 1945 WW11
August 1945 The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Montserrat is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom
The eruption of the Soufriere Hills, Chances peak, volcano that began on July 18, 1995 and still continues has made much of the island uninhabitable.

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Montserrat History Timeline & Facts
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