History Outline « EMBASSY OF PANAMA IN JAPAN

History Outline

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1501
Arrival of Rodrigo de Bastidas (Spanish) to the Isthmus of Panama
1513
Discovery of Pacific Ocean by Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, a few kilometers east from present-day Panama City
1519
Foundation of Panama City (First Spanish city on the Pacific)
1821
Independence from Spain. Panama joins Simon Bolivar’s the Gran Colombia (an alliance comprised by Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador)
1903
Secession from Colombia
1904-1914
Construction of the Panama Canal by U.S.A.
1964
Breaking off of the relationship with U.S.A.
1968-1989
Period of Military Rule
1979
Torrijos – Carter Treaty (Panama – U.S.A. treaty over the return of the Panama Canal to Panama)
1989
U.S. Invasion of Panama to remove military dictator Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega.
1990
Return to Democratic Government. President Guillermo Endara is democratically elected and becomes head of government
1994
General Elections President Ernesto Pérez Balladares was inaugurated
1999
General Elections President Mireya Moscoso Rodríguez was inaugurated The U.S. transfer total jurisdiction of the Panama Canal to the Republic of Panama
2003
The 100th Anniversary of Founding of the Republic of Panama
2004
Jan. The 100th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations among Panama and Japan
May. General Elections, Martín Torrijos Espino won the presidential elections and was inaugurated on September 1st.
2009
May. General Elections, Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal won the presidential elections and was inaugrated on July 1st.
2013
September 25. The 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of the South Sea (Pacific Ocean)
2014
May 4. General Elections, Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez won the presidential elections and was inaugrated on July 1st.
August 15. The 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal
2016
Inaugration of the expanded Canal.
2017
100th Anniversary of Panama Ship Registration.
2019
500th Anniversary ofthe foundation of Panama city.