Palau in History

Historical Events

  • 1944-09-15 US troops land on Palau & Morotai
  • 1981-01-01 Palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Is) becomes self-governing
  • 1981-01-11 Palau adopts constitution
  • 1986-01-10 Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • 1994-12-15 Palau becomes a member of the UN.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1916-07-19 James D Ramage, US lt-Adm (WW II-Palau/Guam/Philippines)
  • 1923-07-28 Kent L Lee, US vice-admiral (WW II-Marianas/Palau)

Famous Deaths

  • 1997-08-01 Ngiratkel Etpison, president of Palau (1989-92), dies