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PANAMA CHRONOLOGY

1501
1502
1509
1513
1519
1532
1584
1668
1671
1698
1739
1821
1850
1855
1880
1889
1894
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
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1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915

Bastides discovers Panama
Columbus explores coast of Panama
Spanish settle at Nombre de Dios
Balboa discovers the Pacific
City of Panama is founded
Pizarro leaves Panama to conquer Peru
Town of Porto Bello founded
Morgan's pirates capture Porto Bello
Morgan burns city of Panama
Scotch colony perishes in Panama
English destroy forts at Porto Bello
Panama revolts from Spain
Construction of Panama Railroad begun
First train crosses the Isthmus
French begin attempt to dig a canal
French canal company bankrupt
New French company resumes operations
Republic of Panama is established
United States begins building a canal
Stevens succeeds Wallace as Chief Engineer
Lock type of canal is authorized
Lieut.-Col. Goethals becomes Chief Engineer
Maximum annual excavation recorded
Concrete work is begun in the locks.
Canal is half done as to excavation.
Locks and Gatun Dam half done.
New Panama Railroad is finished.
First ship passes through the canal
Canal open to commerce of the world
San Francisco Exposition