Nauru is annexed by Germany as part of the Marshall Islands Protectorate.
A British company discovers phosphate on the island.
Nauru is seized by Australian troops.
The League of Nations grants a joint mandate over Nauru to Australia, Great Britain, and New Zealand.
While under Japanese occupation, two-thirds of the population is deported to Micronesia to work as forced laborers.
Nauru is made a UN trust territory under Australian administration.
Nauru is declared independent.
Nauru joins the United Nations.
Australia sends officials to take charge of Nauru's state finances after Nauru defaults on its loan payments.