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Haiti proclaimed its independence on Jan. 1, 1803, when Jean-Jacques Dessalines and his revolutionary forces defeated the French colonial forces. Dessalines renamed the island, then known as Saint-Domingue, Haiti. Haiti ... More »

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Experts believe that the ancient Mesopotamians pickled, which dates the pickle to at least about 2,400 B.C. Pickling served to preserve food before the widespread availability of cooling techniques. More »

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The Santa Maria was the ship Christopher Columbus sailed on first his voyage to the Americas in 1492. On Christmas Eve, it struck a reef just off the island of Haiti and sank. Thirty-nine members of the crew used the shi... More »

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Haiti gained its independence on Jan. 1, 1804. The revolution of Haitian slaves began in 1791 in Saint-Domingue, which was a French colony at the time. More »

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Haiti is a small island country that is located in the Caribbean between Cuba and Puerto Rico. Haiti and the Caribbean are located between North and South America, and they are surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Caribb... More »

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Haiti is home to rich biodiversity and contains some animals unique to the island, such as the greater bullfrog bat, the sooty mustached bat and the Waterhouse's leaf-nosed bat. The tiburon banded racer and the Haitian p... More »

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There are different types of sports played in Haiti, but football is the most popular and is played by most Haitians. Cards and dominoes are other popular sports, especially among men. Affluent Haitians play tennis, and ... More »

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