Capital: Hagatna (Agana)
Population: 161,001 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: Chamorro 37.3%, Filipino 26.3%, white 7.1%, Chuukese 7%, Korean 2.2%, other Pacific Islander 2%, other
Asian 2%, Chinese 1.6%, Palauan 1.6%, Japanese 1.5%, Pohnpeian 1.4%, mixed 9.4%, other 0.6% (2010 est.)
Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, other 15% (1999 est.)
History of Guam:
Past Guam: The original inhabitants of Guam are believed to have been of Indo-Malaya descent originating from Southeast Asia. The Chamorro people are the indigenous peoples of the Islands. Latte Stones are the stone pillars of ancient Chamorro houses. Latte stones began to be used in about 800 A.D. and became more common until the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 and Spanish colonization. Found nowhere else in the world, the Latte Stone has become a symbol and the signature of Guam and the Marianas Islands.
Despite Magellan's visit, Guam was not officially claimed by Spain until 1565 by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. Spain occupied Guam with the arrival of the galleon San Diego on June 15, 1688. Guam was ceded to the U.S. by theTreaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. Japan captured the territory in 1941.
The Japanese military occupation lasted from 1941 to 1944 and was a brutal experience for the Chamorro people, whose loyalty to the United States became a point of contention with the Japanese. The Battle of Guam started on July 21, 1944 with American troops landing on the island and liberating Guam from Japanese military rule. Japanese forces officially surrendered on August 10, 1944.
Guam is governed under the Organic Act of 1950. The President of the United States is the head of state. During the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Guam was an important base for air assaults. On September 11, 1968, Congress passed the "Elective Governor Act", which allowed the people of Guam to elect their own governor and lieutenant governor.
Carlos Garcia Camacho was appointed as Governor in 1969. The following year, he became the first elected Governor of Guam and served until 1975.
Guam was devastated by typhoons in 1976 and 1992 and suffered a severe earthquake in 1993.
Carl T.C. Gutierrez won the 1994 gubernatorial election in a landslide.
Present Guam: U.S. military installations on the island are among the most strategically important bases in the Pacific. Felix Camacho was elected governor in 2002 defeating Robert Underwood. He was re-elected in 2006 again defeating Underwood.
On February 23, 2008, a B-2 Spirit of the United States Air Force crashed at Guam. The crew survived but the aircraft was written off, making it the most expensive air crash in history. The aircraft alone cost $1.2 billion. The B-2 had a perfect safety record before the crash. Not one had ever crashed.
In Camacho's final State of the Island Address on February 15, 2010, Governor Felix Camacho called for Guam to formally be referred to as Guahan, the name of the island in the indigenous Chamorro language, and issued an executive order to make it official.
Carl T.C. Gutierrez ran for governor again in 2010. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, but was narrowly defeated in the general election by Eddie Calvo. A recount was ordered and the results stood.
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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