• Christopher Columbus sights the islands, which he names Grenada after the Spanish city.

  • French settlers establish a colony and found Granada's present-day capital, St. George's.

  • France cedes Grenada to the United Kingdom according to the Treaty of Versailles.

  • Grenada becomes autonomous, with foreign and defense affairs remaining under British control.

  • Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.

  • Hurricane Ivan directly hits Grenada, and a national disaster is declared due to 90% of the island being destroyed.

  • Grenada re-establishes diplomatic ties with China, favoring Beijing over Taiwan despite previously being diplomatic partners.


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