History of Iceland

Timeline of Icelandic History

874

Discovery of Iceland

930

Establishment of Alþingi

1000

Christianisation of Iceland

1262

Iceland becomes subject to Norwegian control

1380

Iceland becomes subject to Danish control, along with Norway

1874

Iceland grants a constitution

1918

Iceland becomes an independent sovereign state under a common king with Denmark

1944

Iceland becomes an independent republic

1972

World Chess Championship held in Reykjavik

1986

Reagan and Gorbachev meet in Reykjavik

1995

World Handball Championship held in Iceland

2008

Start of Icelandic financial crisis

2010

Eyjafjallajökull eruption shuts down airports in Europe

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