Timeline of Greenland
This page is a historical timeline of the island known as Greenland or Kalaallit Nunaat.
Norwegian colonization and Colony
c.1600: The last Norwegian settlements have vanished leaving only the Inuit.
1800s: Greenland is explored and mapped in this period.
1814: Norway lost Greenland as a result of the Treaty of Kiel.
1945: Greenland is given back to Denmark but the US and NATO use the island as a base for operations.
1953: Greenland is now integrated with Denmark and has representation in Denmark's parliament.
1979: Greenland attains home rule.
1985: Greenland has fully left the European community.
2008: Greenland gains greater autonomy.
2010: Studies conclude that the Greenland ice-sheet is shrinking faster than scientists thought.
 "Timeline: Greenland." BBC News. BBC, 01 Oct. 2011 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/1023448.stm