Historical outline of the Northern Mariana Islands

Historical outline of the Northern Mariana Islands

The following is an outline of the history of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands with hyperlinks to relevant Wikipedia articles.

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*History of the Northern Mariana Islands
**Indigenous peoples
***Chamorro people
**First European contact, 1521
***Three Spanish ships under the command of Ferdinand Magellan spy land after an eleven week voyage across the Pacific Ocean, 1521-03-06. Magellan names the archipelago "Las Isles de las Velas Latinas" (The Islands of the Latine Sails). When the Spaniards refuse to pay for supplies, natives remove iron from the ships. Magellan renames the archipelago "Las Islas de los Ladrones" (The Islands of the Thieves).
**Spanish East Indies, 1565-(1668-1899)
***Diego Luis de San Vitores renames the Chamorro archipelago "Islas Marianas" in honor of his patroness, Queen Mariana of Austria, 1668
***German-Spanish Treaty of 1899
**German New Guinea, 1884-(1899-1914)-1919
**World War I, 1914-07-28-1918-11-11
***Empire of Japan occupation, 1914-1944
***Treaty of Versailles, 1919-06-28
**League of Nations South Pacific Mandate administered by the Empire of Japan, 1919-1946
***Carolinian language
**World War II, 1939-09-01-1945-09-02
***United States occupation, 1944-1986
****Battle of Saipan, 1944
****Battle of Tinian, 1944
***Japanese Instrument of Surrender signed 1945-09-02
**United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands administered by the United States, 1947-07-18-1990-12-22
**Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, since 1978-01-01

ee also

*Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
**List of Northern Mariana Islands-related topics
***History of the Northern Mariana Islands
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