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Dominican-American Olympic Athlete Felix Sanchez was Born in 1977

Today in Latin American history, Dominican-American athlete Felix Sanchez who won 2 golds Olympic medals was born in 1977. Sanchez chose to represent the Dominican Republic internationally, and made his competition debut for that nation in the Pan American games in 1999. continue reading »

First Public Performance of the Dominican National Anthem Occurred in 1883

Today in Latin American history, the first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem took place in 1883. continue reading »

8.0 Earthquake Hit Dominican Republic Killed 100, Left 20,000 Homeless in 1946

Today in Latin American history, an 8.0 earthquake hit northern Dominican Republic where 100 were killed, 20,000 were left homeless in 1946. The mainshock measured 8.1 on the surface wave magnitude scale and an aftershock occurred four days later. continue reading »

Dominican Founding Fathers Juan Pablo Duarte Died in 1876

Today in Latin American history, Juan Pablo Duarte who was one of the Founding Fathers of the Dominican Republic died in 1876. continue reading »

Former Dominican President Balaguer Was Re-elected in 1986, 1990, and 1994

Today in Latin American history, Joaquin Balaguer was re-elected President of the Dominican Republic in 1986, 1990 & 1994. Balaguer was originally sworn in as president of the Dominican Republic in 1960 when Dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo resigned. continue reading »

Civil War Broke Out in the Dominican Republic in 1965

Today in Latin American history, civil war broke out in the Dominican Republic when Colonel Francisco Caamaño, overthrew the triumvirate that had been in power since the coup d'état against Juan Bosch in 1965. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Gained Independence from Haiti in 1844

Today in Latin American history, the Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti in 1844. The whole island of Hispaniola had been under Haitian rule for 22 years when Haiti occupied the newly independent state of Haití Español in 1822. continue reading »