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 » History Modern History Exploration & Imperialism

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 » Food Food Facts Food History

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 » History Modern History Exploration & Imperialism
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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 » History Modern History Cold War

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Several online retailers offer large maps of Haiti including and The price depends upon the size of the map and the finishing options a customer chooses. The sizes range from 32 inches by 48 inches... More » Geography