Marshall Islands in History

Historical Events

  • 1944-02-02 4th US marine division conquers Roi, Marshall Islands
  • 1944-02-03 World War II: United States troops capture the Marshall Islands.
  • 1952-10-31 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated at Marshall Islands

Historic Event

1952-11-01 "Ivy Mike", the first thermonuclear weapon to utilize the H-bomb design of Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam, is detonated in the Marshall Islands, Pacific Ocean

  • 1979-05-01 Marshall Islands (in Pacific) become self-governing
  • 1986-10-21 Republic of Marshall Islands signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • 1991-09-17 UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia

Famous Deaths

  • 1996-12-20 Amata Kabua, President of Marshall Islands (1979-96), dies