Spanish sea captain Juan de Bermudez discovers the islands, although he makes no attempt to land.
Many slaves are brought to the islands, quickly outnumbering the white settlers.
Bermuda becomes a British crown colony.
Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire, including Bermuda.
A formal constitution is ratified that gives the islands more self-government. The British monarch remains head of state, represented by a governor who is only responsible for external affairs, defense, and internal security.
A referendum for independence from Britain is defeated.
Bermuda is placed on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) white list as a country that is complying with internationally agreed upon tax standards.
Bermuda is one of many countries that signs an agreement with Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain to share tax information in an attempt to fight tax evasion.