Tuvalu in History

Historical Events

  • 1916-01-12 Britain proclaims Gilbert & Ellice Islands as a colony in Pacific
  • 1975-10-01 Ellice Islands split from Gilbert Islands, take name "Tuvalu"
  • 1978-10-01 Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) declares independence from UK
  • 1989-10-16 Bikenibau Paeniu installed as premier of Tuvalu