Columbus came to Montserrat on 11th November and named it after Santa Maria de Montserrate, after the Mountain Abbey outside Barcelona in Spain that it reminded him of.
Irish Catholics from St Kitts colonised the island.
Emancipation of slaves.
Montserrat’s Lime exports peaked.
Montserrat’s cotton production boomed.
LIAT started flights into Montserrat.
William H. Bramble became the first Chief Minister of Montserrat.
The American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine chartered in Montserrat and became a leading contributor to the economy.
Former Beatles producer Sir George Martin opened Air Studios Montserrat, which hosted a number of international recording artistes including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Eric Clapton.
Montserrat-born, Alphonsus ‘Arrow’ Cassell released his first Pan-Caribbean hit called ‘Hot Hot Hot’ which became the biggest soca hit of all time.
Hurricane Hugo devastated the island.
The Soufrière Hills Volcano started phreatic eruptions which blanketed Plymouth in a thick ash cloud.
Pyroclastic flows destroyed most of Plymouth, Dagenham, Glendon Hospital and the terminal building at W. H. Bramble Airport.
The John A. Osborne Airport opened at Gerald's.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited Montserrat.
Locally-based airline, FlyMontserrat commenced scheduled flights from Montserrat to Antigua. Permanent fast ferry services resume.