Christopher Columbus makes his first landfall in the Western Hemisphere in the Bahamas.
A group of English and Bermudan religious refugees form the first permanent European settlement in the Bahamas.
The Bahamas become a British crown colony.
Slavery is outlawed in the British Empire, meaning all the slaves in the Bahamas are freed.
A free trade area is formed in Freeport, bringing tourists and banking to the city.
The Bahamas become completely independent.
Accusations of drug trafficking are levied against leaders in the government.