Belize in History

Historical Events

  • 1798-09-03 Battle of St. George's Caye: Week long battle begins between the Spanish Empire and Great Britain off the coast of Belize
  • 1975-11-05 British government sends troops to Belize
  • 1981-09-21 Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from UK
  • 2005-01-21 In Belmopan, Belize, the unrest over the government's new taxes erupts into riots.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1944-03-19 Said Musa, Prime Minister of Belize
  • 1965-12-19 Chito Martínez, Belizean baseball player
  • 1973-10-11 Sharon Dominguez, Miss Belize Universe (1997)
  • 1975-09-03 Ava Lovell, Miss Universe-Belize (1996)