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1807. 25 Mar The Bill to abolish the Atlantic slave trade received Royal Assent in the British Parliament. The Act took effect on 1 May 1807. [UK Parliament]
  • The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. It is against this background that the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is commemorated on 23 August each year. [UNESCO]
  • London; United Kingdom; Haiti; Dominican Republic Slavery
    1938 (In the year) William DeForge became the first Bahá’í to visit the Dominican Republic. He made a one-day trip from Puerto Rico. Dominican Republic; Central America First Bahais by country or area find reference
    1939 8 Dec Margaret Lentz, a German stenographer, arrived in the Dominican Republic from Geneva, the first Bahá’í to settle in that country. Dominican Republic Margaret Lentz
    1940 13 Jan María Teressa Martín de López (Irizarry), from Puerto Rico, became a Bahá’í in the Dominican Republic while on a visit. She was the first Puerto Rican Bahá’í and the first person to become a Bahá’í in the Dominican Republic.
  • For the story of her life see BW8:631–42.
  • Dominican Republic First Bahais by country or area
    1942 16 Nov Manuel Bergés Chupani, of Sánchez, Dominican Republic, became a Bahá’í, perhaps the first native Dominican person to accept the Faith. Dominican Republic First Bahais by country or area
    1959. 7 May Donald Corbin, a pioneer to Grenada Island, made a trip to Dominica specifically to try to reach the Carib Indians. [BN No 343 September 1959 p10-11] Dominica; Grenada Pioneer; Donald Corbin; Indigenous people
    1961 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Dominican Republic was formed. Since 1957 they had come under the jurisdiction of the Regional Spiritual Assembly of the Greater Antilles. [BW13:258] Dominican Republic National Spiritual Assembly, formation
    1966 17 April Ivor Ellard, a British resident of the United States, arrived Dominica, the first pioneer to the island.
  • Two days later William Nedden settled on the island.
  • Dominica First Bahais by country or area
    1968 Jul Louis Joseph, the first Bahá’í indigenous to Dominica, enrolled in Roseau. Roseau; Dominica First Bahais by country or area
    1971 Nov The first Bahá’í Youth Conference of the Antilles took place in the Dominican Republic. [BW 15:217] Dominican Republic Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Youth; First conferences
    1976 27 Dec The first local spiritual assembly in Dominica was formed in St George. St George; Dominica Local Spiritual Assembly
    1977 31 May Joe Rabess, the first Carib to become a Bahá’í, enrolled in Dominica. Dominica Joe Rabess
    1978 4 Mar Christaline Francis, the first woman of the Caribs to become a Bahá’í, enrolled in Dominica. Dominica First Bahais by country or area
    1983 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Dominica was formed with its seat in Roseau. [BW18:107, 171, 514-515] Roseau; Dominica National Spiritual Assembly, formation
    1995 Feb Jacinto Peynado, Vice President of the Dominican Republic, visited the Bahá'í World Centre. [BW94–5:77] Dominican Republic; BWC Jacinto Peynado

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