The U.S. began a period of occupation. Lasting eight years, the occupation attempts to resolve the financial crisis and reclaim debts.
Constitutional government assumes control. U.S. forces withdraw.
Santo Domingo suffers severe hurricane damage. Trujillo embarks on a significant rebuilding program.
Spanish (Hernández) and Jewish (Sephardic): patronymic from the personal name Hernando ( see Fernando ). This surname also became 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.