Jamaica timeline

  • Christopher Columbus Sights Jamaica

    On May 3, 1494, Christopher Columbus sighted the island of Jamaica. Spanish colonists settled the island fifteen years later, and it fell into... Read more

  • The Kingston Earthquake of 1907

    In 1907, 800 people died in another earthquake known as the 1907 Kingston earthquake, destroying nearly all the historical buildings south of... Read more

  • Bob Marley Born

    Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer, songwriter and... Read more

  • Stephen Marley is born

    Stephen Robert Nesta "Raggamuffin" Marley (born April 20, 1972 in Wilmington, Delaware) is a Jamaican American musician and the son of reggae... Read more

  • Tropical Storm Fay

    Tropical Storm Fay was a tropical storm and the sixth named storm of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. Fay formed from a vigorous tropical wave... Read more

  • Hurricane Gustav

    Hurricane Gustav was the second most destructive hurricane of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm was the seventh tropical cyclone, third... Read more