Saint Kitts and Nevis in History

Historical Events

  • 1624-01-28 Sir Thomas Warner founds the first English colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
  • 1799-02-09 USS Constellation captures French frigate Insurgents off Nevis, W I
  • 1967-02-27 Antigua & St Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK
  • 1980-12-19 Anguilla becomes a British dependency separate from St Kitts
  • 1983-09-19 St Kitts & Nevis declares independence from UK

Famous Birthdays

Alexander Hamilton

1755-01-11 Alexander Hamilton, US Founding Father and 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (1789-95), born in Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies (d. 1804)

  • 1936-04-12 Kennedy Simmonds, Prime Minister of Saint Kitts & Nevis (1983-95), born in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • 1950-12-09 Joan Armatrading, British singer (Back to the Night), born in Basseterre, Saint Kitts
  • 1953-05-01 Elquemedo Willett, West Indian cricket spin bowler (5 Tests, 11 wickets), born in Charlestown, Nevis
  • 1961-02-02 Joey Benjamin, cricket pace bowler (in St Kitts England in 1994)
  • 1965-02-21 Keith Arthurton, West Indian cricketer (Charlestown, Nevis WI lefty batsman), born in Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • 1976-04-05 Kim Collins, Nevisian athlete (World C'ship gold men's 100m 2003), born in Saint Peter Basseterre Parish, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Famous Weddings

Horatio Nelson

1787-03-11 Naval officer Horatio Nelson (28) weds Frances Nisbet at Montpelier Estate on the island of Nevis

Ronan Keating

1998-04-30 Boyzone singer Ronan Keating (21) weds model Yvonne Connolly at the Caribbean isle of Nevis