Spanish sea captain Juan de Bermudez discovers the islands.
African and American Indian slaves are brought to the islands and soon outnumber the European settlers.
Bermuda becomes a British crown colony.
Slave labor is abolished in Bermuda and the rest of the British empire.
Internal self government is granted to Bermuda.
A referendum for independence from Britain is defeated.
Citizens of Bermuda are granted full British citizenship under the British Overseas Territories Act.