Alonso de Ojeda, a Spanish Explorer, discovers the island and claims it for Spain.
The Dutch colonize Aruba, making it a part of the Dutch West India Company.
The island is returned to the Dutch after being controlled by Britain during the Napoleonic Wars.
The discovery of gold on the island leads to a gold rush and prosperity for Aruba.
Aruba becomes part of the federation of the Netherlands Antilles.
Aruba secedes from the Netherlands Antilles and becomes a separate, autonomous member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Aruba agrees to a deal with the United States to exchange tax data to fight money-laundering after previously being named as one of 35 "non-cooperative tax havens" in a report by the OECD.