1900 - Present day


1922

The City Council is established and the first elections are held in Gibraltar.

1940

As a consequence of the Second World War, which broke out in 1939, the civilian population is evacuated to Britain, Jamaica and Madeira, in order for Gibraltar to be fortified against the possibility of a German attack. By 1942 there are over 30,000 British soldiers, sailors and airmen on the Rock. The repatriation of the civilians started in 1944 and proceeded for some six years although the majority had returned by 1946

1950

Gibraltar's first Legislative Council is opened.

1967

A referendum is held and the Gibraltarians overwhelmingly vote for continuing their association with Britain.

1969

Franco closes the Frontier in pursuit of his claim for Gibraltar.

1982

In 1982, ships were refitted for the Falklands campaign and Gibraltar became a stopover for ships and troops.

1982

Spain reopens the frontier for pedestrians only.

1985

The frontier with Spain is opened fully. Gibraltar's trade and population thrive. Its inhabitants live harmoniously in a peaceful and unique multi-cultural society

1991

As in 1982, Gibraltar served a similar function during the Gulf War. The Rock, the beacon that attracted the Gibraltarians over the ages, retains its power and charms as it looks towards the 21st Century.

2002

2nd Gibraltar Referendum, 98.9% vote to remain British.

2006

Cordoba Agreement signed.

2007

Second Gibraltar Constitution.

2009

Miss Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino wins Miss World

2013

Team 54 enters UEFA