• 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.

  • 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.


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