Jamaica becomes a member of the British-sponsored Federation of the West Indies.
Jamaica withdraws from the Federation of the West Indies.
Jamaica becomes independent within the British Commonwealth with Alexander Bustamante of the Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) as prime minister. The British Flag was lowered at midnight August 5, 1962 and the Jamaican Flag was hoisted for the first time. Admitted membership to the United Nations.
Hebrew: According to some authorities, the name of the apostle is derived from a Syriac word of Hebrew origin, "tham," meaning to doubt, because of his doubting, and they say he was on that account called in Greek a word meaning of 2 hearts. But the Hebrew "tham" is a twin, and the Greek name Didymus has the same meaning. Tammy, Tammie, Thomasia, Thomasina, Thomassine, Thomazine, Tamasine, Tamsen, Tamzin, Tamzine, and Tamzzin are female names from Thomas. Tomas and Tamhus are Gaelic forms. Tubby is a Cornish form of Thomas. Tamlane and Tam are Scottish forms. Tom is abbreviated from Thomas and is sometimes found as a female name. Toume is an Anglo-Norman form of Thomas.
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