Panama splits from Colombia and becomes fully independent. U.S. buys rights to build Panama Canal and is given control of the Canal Zone in perpetuity.
United States completes the existing 50 mile (83km) Panama Canal.
Cuna Indians rebelled against the government and declared themselves an independent state. Today they are politically autonomous.
Spanish (Fernández): patronymic from the personal name Fernando . The surname (and to a lesser extent the variant Hernandez ) has also been established in southern Italy, mainly in Naples and Palermo, since the period of Spanish dominance there, and as a result of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Portugal at the end of the 15th century, many of whom moved to Italy.