• Germany cedes the Northern Solomon islands to the United Kingdom, which had declared a protectorate over the southern Solomon Islands in 1893.

  • The islands are occupied by Japan during World War II. The Japanese are forced out by the Allies in 1945, restoring British rule.

  • The Solomon Islands become fully self-governing.
  • The Solomon Islands achieve independence from Britain and join the British Commonwealth.

  • After a strong sea- quake causes a tsunami to hit the northwest Solomon Islands, leaving thousands homeless.

Sources:

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