Palau in History

Historical Events

  • 1944-09-15 US troops land on islands of Palau and Morotai, western Pacific
  • 1981-01-01 Palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Is) becomes self-governing

Famous Birthdays

  • 1916-07-19 James D. Ramage, American Naval Aviator in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War, born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 2012)
  • 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