French planters and their slaves begin settling in Seychelles.
Seychelles is annexed by Britain.
Seychelles becomes a British crown colony.
Seychelles becomes independent and is governed by a coalition.
President Rene restores Seychelles to a multiparty democracy.
Seychelles pulls out of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as part of the country's economic reform plan.
Somali pirates move their operations southwards to Seychelles as security is increased in the Gulf of Aden.
In November, Seychelles and the European Union sign an anti-piracy agreement which will allow EU troops to be deployed on the islands.