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June 5, 1862: the United States recognizes the independence of Haiti

  • June 5, 2024
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The ephemeris of the day: national holidays, events marking the history of Haiti, proverbs… the online agency Juno7 brings you a refresher of your memory.

It is Wednesday June 5, 2024

June 5, 1862: a resolution voted by the United States Congress and approved by President Abraham Lincoln recognizes the independence of Haiti and Liberia. On July 12 of the same year, the first American diplomatic representative in Haiti will be appointed in the person of Benjamin F. Whidden with the title of commissioner and consul general.

June 5, 2011: soldiers belonging to MINUSTAH, returning from a stay in the United States, refuse to submit to mandatory customs inspection at Toussaint Louverture airport in Port-au-Prince. They called on their brothers in arms who manu militari came to “interrupt the customs officers’ verification work, take [leurs] luggage and leave with [eux] “. An investigation was even opened by those responsible for this mission into this incident.

June 5, 2003: publication in the official newspaper “Le Moniteur” of the law relating to the prohibition and elimination of all forms of abuse, violence, ill-treatment or inhuman treatment against children.

June 5, 2006: the president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, visits Haiti. With the Haitian authorities, he discussed the support of this banking institution “for the priorities of the social pacification plan proposed by President René Garcia Préval.

June 5, 1864: arrival in Haiti of the first sisters of Saint Joseph of Cluny. Called to Haiti by Mgr. du Cosquer for the education of young women, the first sisters moved in with the widow Sark. Later, they settled in a house located at the corner of Pavée and de l’Abreuvoir streets where they opened a boarding school and a school.

June 5, 1950: creation of a Consultative Council by the May 10 junta. Coming to power thanks to the coup d’état against President Dumarsais Estimé, this junta, chaired by Brigadier General Franck Lavaud and having as members Colonels Antoine Levelt and Paul E. Magloire, created a Consultative Council of 25 members to assist him in legislative affairs, the parliament having been dissolved on the day of the coup.

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