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Honduras
Honduras is a republic in Central America. It was previously known as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became the modern-day state of Belize...
Timeline of Events
1502
7.30.1502
Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off the coast of Honduras during his fourth voyage.
1821
9.15.1821
Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica jointly declare independence from Spain.
1851
2.1.1851
Honduras and El Salvador, during their invasion of Guatemala, are repelled at the Battle of La Arada.
1895
6.28.1895
El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form the Greater Republic of Central America.
1914
4.27.1914
Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1919
9.11.1919
U.S. Marines invade Honduras.
1932
1.3.1932
Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.
1953
7.7.1953
Ernesto "Che" Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
1969
7.14.1969
Football War: after Honduras loses a soccer match against El Salvador, riots break out in Honduras against Salvadoran migrant workers.
7.20.1969
A cease fire is announced between Honduras and El Salvador, 6 days after the beginning of the "Football War"
1974
9.18.1974
Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, killing 5,000 people.
1976
2.4.1976
In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
1980
10.30.1980
El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice.
1998
10.29.1998
Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras.