1503: Columbus spots islands that he names Las Tortugas.
1655: The islands come under British rule.
1700: Permanent settlement begins with the first royal land grant.
1713-14: Piracy officially ends with the Treaty of Utrecht.
1831-33: First elections; slaves are emancipated.
1962: The Caymans opt to remain a colony of Britain.
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