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Children's Authors & Illustrators
1893
Oct 07
Alice Dalgliesh Alice Dalgliesh Young-adult Author
1896
Dec 05
Ann Nolan Clark Ann Nolan Clark Young Adult Authors Native-American Studies Latin-American Studies 1953 Newbery Award Winner for Secret of the Andes
1925
Sept 24
Jan Carew Guyana Young-adult Authors
1929
Dec 04
George Ancona George Ancona Photography Latin-American Studies
1938
Nov 01
Nicholasa Mohr Nicholasa Mohr New York Artists Latin-American Studies
1942
Jan 19
Pat Mora Pat Mora Primary Children's Authors Poetry Latin Americans
1952
Apr 12
Gary Soto Gary Soto Young-adult Authors Poetry Latin-American Studies
1956
Jan 27
Susan Guevara Primary Authors American Artists Latin-American Studies Official Website
1957
Dec 13
Lucia M. Gonzalez Latin-American Authors & Illustrators Primary Authors
1957
Dec 20
Lulu Delacre Lulu Delacre Primary Authors Young-adult Authors American Artists Latin-American Studies
1964
Jan 24
Maya Christina Gonzalez Maya Christina Gonzalez American Artists Young-adult Author Latin-American Studies
Authors, Poets, Playwrights and Journalists
1547
Sept 29
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Miguel de Cervantes
1607
Oct 04
Francisco de Rojas Zorilla Francisco de Rojas Zorilla
1799
Oct 01
John Brown Russwurm John Brown Russwurm Journalism Famous African Americans
1822
Oct 06
Manuel A. Alonso Puerto Rico
1832
Apr 19
José Echegaray Eizaguirre José Echegaray Eizaguirre 1904 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1838
May 10
Sandra María Esteves New York City Authors & Illustrators Poetry Hispanic Authors & Illustrators
1853
Jan 28
José Martí y Perez Cuban Authors Poetry
1853
Apr 18
Ana Cristina Roqué Géigel de Duprey Puerto Rico
1863
Dec 16
George Santayana George Santayana Latin-American Studies Poetry
1865
Dec 13
Ángel Ganivet Ángel Ganivet
1869
Jan 28
Virgilio Dávila Virgilio Dávila Poetry Latin-American Studies
1871
Apr 13
Martin Gonzalez Mexican Authors & Illustrators
1875
Oct 15
Jean Price-Mars Jean Price-Mars
1876
May 14
Luis Llorénz Torres Puerto Rican Authors & Illustrators Poetry
1883
May 09
José Ortega y Gasset Spanish Writers Philosophy
1889
Apr 07
Gabriela Mistral Gabriela Mistral Poetry 1945 Nobel Prize for Poetry
1889
May 17
Alfonso Reyes Alfonso Reyes
1889
Sept 15
Claude McKay Claude McKay Poetry Noted African Americans
1892
May 22
José P. H. "Peache" Hernández Puerto Rico
1895
Nov 17
Gregorio Lopez y Fuentes Mexican Authors & Illustrators
1898
Apr 26
Vicente Aleixandre Spanish Authors & Illustrators Poetry
1899
Mar 16
Alberto Gainza Paz Argentinian Authors & Writers Journalism
1901
Nov 07
Cecília Beneviles Meirele Cecília Beneviles Meirele Journalism Poetry
1902
Oct 31
Carlos Drummond de Andrade Carlos Drummond de Andrade Journalism Poetry
1904
May 04
Agustín Yáñez Agustín Yáñez Law & Legal Resources Journalism
1909
Nov 04
Ciro Alegría Ciro Alegría Journalism
1910
Oct 30
Miguel Hernandez Miguel Hernandez Poetry
1914
Mar 31
Octavio Paz Octavio Paz Poetry 1990 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1914
Aug 26
Julio Cortázar Julio Cortázar
1916
May 11
Camilo José Cela Camilo José Cela Nobel Laureate for Literature
1918
May 16
Juan Rulfo Juan Rulfo
1923
Mar 14
Italo Calvino Italo Calvino
1923
Oct 15
Italo Calvino Italo Calvino
1928
Mar 06
Gabriel García Márquez Gabriel García Márquez
1928
Sept 30
Piri Thomas Piri Thomas Latin Americans
1928
Oct 04
René Márques René Márques Plays
1928
Nov 11
Carlos Fuentes Carlos Fuentes
1930
Jan 23
Derek Walcott St. Lucia Poetry 1992 Nobel Laureate for Literature
1930
May 11
Edward Kamau Brathwaite Edward Kamau Brathwaite
1934
Feb 11
Maryse Condé Guadeloupe
1936
Feb 17
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer Spanish Authors and Illustrators Poetry
1936
Mar 28
Mario Vargas Llosa Mario Vargas Llosa
1936
May 10
Jayne Cortez Jayne Cortez Poetry Hispanic Authors & Illustrators
1936
Nov 17
Luis Rafael Sánchez Puerto Rican Authors & Illustrators Latin-American Studies
1940
Aug 23
Jose Antonio Burciaga Jose Antonio Burciaga Latin-American Studies
1940
Sept 03
Eduardo Galeano Eduardo Galeano
1941
Sept 11
Miguel Algarín Miguel Algarín Poetry Jazz
1942
Sept 26
Gloria Anzaldúa Gloria Anzaldúa Latin Americans
1949
Apr 10
Gregory Nava Gregory Nava American Authors Filmmakers Latin-American Studies
1949
May 25
Jamaica Kincaid Jamaica Kincaid African American Authors & Illustrators
1950
Mar 27
Julia Alvarez Julia Alvarez Latin-American Studies
Classical Composers & Performing Artists
1824
Sept 08
Jaime Nuño Roca Mexico Composers
1871
Apr 14
Antonio Paoli Puerto Rican Performing Artists Latin-American Studies
1886
Dec 08
Diego Rivera Diego Rivera Latin-American Studies
1902
Nov 07
Jesús María Sanromá Puerto Rico Classical Musicians
1923
Nov 01
Victoria de Los Angeles Victoria de Los Angeles Opera
1941
Jan 21
Plácido Domingo Placido Domingo Mexico Opera Latin-American Studies
1942
Sept 05
Eduardo Mata Mexico Symphonic Conductor Latin-American Studies
Artists, Architects & Designers
1746
Mar 30
Francisco Jose de Goya Francisco Jose de Goya
1751
Jan 06
José Campeche Puerto Rican Authors Latin-American Studies
1759
May 20
William Thornton West Indies Architecture U.S. Capitol
1785
Apr 26
John James Audubon John J. Audubon Birds
1881
Oct 25
Pablo Ruiz Picasso Pablo Ruiz Picasso
1887
Mar 23
Juan Gris Spanish Artists
1893
Apr 20
Joan Miró Joan Miró
1904
May 11
Salvador Dali Salvadore Dali Biography.com
Scientists, Mathematicians & Inventors
1716
Jan 12
Antonio de Ulloa Spanish Scientists & Mathematicians Plantinum
1755
Oct 11
Fausto Elhuyar Fausto Elhuyar Chemistry Mineralogy Tungsten
1764
Nov 10
Andrés Manuel del Río Andrés Manuel del Río Chemistry Vanadium
1815
Sept 15
Jan Matzeliger Jan Matzeliger Inventors & Inventions Noted African Americans
1833
Dec 03
Carlos Juan Finlay Carlos Juan Finlay Medicine
1875
Nov 19
Hiram Bingham Peru Hiram Bingham Connecticut Political Leaders Archaeology
1890
Feb 27
Mabel Keaton Staupers Mabel Keaton Staupers Medicine Famous African-Americans
1905
Sept 24
Severo Ochoa Severo Ochoa Biochemistry 1959 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
1920
Oct 29
Baruj Benacerraf Baruj Benacerraf Autoimmune Diseases Genetic Diseases Latin-American Studies 1980 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
1926
Oct 08
César Milstein César Milstein DNA 1984 Nobel Laureate for Physiology or Medicine
1930
May 14
Miguel A. Ondetti Argentina Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry
1943
Mar 19
Mario Jose Molina Mario Jose Molina Chemistry Ozone 1995 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry Latin-American Studies
Pioneers, Explorers and Astronauts
1950
Apr 05
Franklin R. Chang-Díaz Franklin R. Chang-Díaz Astronauts Latin-American Studies Asian-American Studies
Political & Social Leaders
1135
Mar 30
Moses Maimonides Spanish Political & Social Leaders
1451
Apr 22
Queen Isabella I of Spain Queen Isabella I
1495
Mar 08
Juan de Dios Spain Portugal Catholic Saints
1515
Mar 28
Saint Teresa of Avila Catholicism Spain
1527
May 21
Philip II, King of Spain and Portugal Philip II Portugal Defeat of the Spanish Armada
1683
Feb 19
Philip V, King of Spain Spain
1713
Nov 24
Junípero Serra Junípero Serra Catholicism California Missions Latin-American Studies
1753
May 08
Migel Hidalgo Miguel Hidalgo
1756
Feb 06
Aaron Burr Aaron Burr Alexander Hamilton
1767
Oct 06
Henri Christophe Henri Christophe Haiti
1784
Oct 14
Ferdinand VII Spain
1784
Nov 24
Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor The American Presidency Mexican-American War
1793
Mar 30
Juan Manuel de Rosas Argentine Political & Social Leaders
1799
Oct 03
Francisco Morazán Honduras
1806
Mar 21
Benito Pablo Juarez Mexico
1806
Oct 29
Juan Seguín Mexico The Alamo Politics Latin-American Studies
1813
Jan 26
Juan Pablo Duarte Domican Republic Educación Ambiental
1815
Oct 30
José Manuel Gallegos José Manuel Gallegos U.S. Congress Latin-American Studies
1829
May 13
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Segundo Ruiz Belvis
1849
Nov 05
Rui Barboaa Rui Barbosa Law & Legal Resources
1862
May 25
Mariano Abril y Ostaló Puerto Rican Political and Social Leaders Puerto Rican Authors & Illustrators
1867
Apr 16
José de Diego José de Diego
Jesús T. Piñero Puerto Rican Political & Social Leaders
1874
Jan 24
Arthur A. Schomburg Arthur A. Schomburg African-American History Latin-American Studies
1885
May 18
Eurico Dutra Brazilian Political & Social Leaders
1891
Sept 12
Don Pedro Albizu Campos Don Pedro Albizu Campos
1892
Dec 04
Francisco Franco Francisco Franco
1895
Oct 08
Juan Perón Juan Perón
1897
May 16
Bolívar Pagán Bolívar Pagán Law and Legal Resources Latin-American Studies
1908
Oct 29
Jaime Benítez Jaime Benítez Educators of Note American Authors U.S. Congress Latin-American Studies
1919
May 07
Eva Peron Argentinian Political & Social Leaders
1920
Jan 21
Errol Barrow Father of Barbados Independence
1925
May 04
Luis Herrera Campins Venezuela Political and Social Leaders
1926
May 12
Mervyn M. Dymally Mervyn M. Dymally California Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Notable African Americans
1927
Mar 31
César Chávez César Chávez Labor Latin-American Studies
1929
Aug 21
Herman Badillo Herman Badillo U.S. Congress Latin-American Studies
1930
Apr 10
Dolores Huerta Dolores Huerta Human Rights Labor Latin-American Studies
1931
May 02
Cruz Reynoso Cruz Reynoso Human Rights/Civil Rights Law and Legal Resources Latin-American Studies
1935
Sept 29
Carmen Delgado-Votaw Carmen Delgado-Votaw Human Rights Activist Women's Rights Activist
1936
Oct 24
Rafael Hernández Colón Rafael Hernández Colón Statesman Latin-American Studies
1938
Jan 05
Juan Carlos I, King of Spain Spain
1944
Aug 23
Antonio Novello Antonio Novello Health Care United States Government
1946
Oct 23
Mel Martinez Mel Martinez George W. Bush Latin-American Studies U.S. Government
1947
Mar 15
Federico Peña Federico Peña Statesman President Bill Clinton Latin-American Studies
1949
May 23
Alan Garcia Perez Peru
1993
Dec 06
Elián González Elián González Immigration
Performing Artists
1857
May 16
Juan Morel Campos Juan Morel Campos Popular Musicians American Composers Latin-American Studies
1894
Feb 21
Andrés Segovia Spanish Performing Artists
1903
Dec 13
Carlos Montoya Carlos Montoya Spanish Performing Artists Dance Jazz Latin-American Studies
1912
Jan 08
José Ferrer José Ferrer Actors Latin-American Studies
1915
Jan 09
Fernando Lamas Actors Television Film Latin-American Studies
1915
Apr 21
Anthony Quinn Mexican Performing Artists Actors Film Latin-American Studies
1917
Mar 02
Desi Arnaz Cuban Performing Artists Lucille Ball Popular Musicians Actors Television
1919
May 23
Ruth Fernández Ruth Fernández Latin-American Studies
1921
Jan 22
Sylvia Rexach Puerto Rican Performing Artists Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies
1923
Apr 20
Tito Puente Tito Puente Popular Musicians Hispanic Performing Artists Awarded Grammys in 1978, 83, 85, 90 & 99
1924
Feb 20
Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier Actors Film Famous African Americans 1963 Academy Award for Lilies of the Field
1924
Oct 21
Celia Cruz Celia Cruz Musician Latin-American Studies
1932
Dec 11
Rita Moreno Rita Moreno Latin-American Studies 1977 Emmy Award for The Muppet Show and the 1978 Emmy for The Rockford Files 1961 Academy Award for West Side Story 1975 Tony Award for Best Support Actress 1972 Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children
1933
Jan 23
Chita Rivera Washington, D.C. Performing Artists Dance Actors Latin-American Studies
1935
Mar 31
Herb Alpert Herb Alpert Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies
1937
May 15
Trini López Texas Performing Artists Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies
1940
Mar 30
Astrud Gilberto Brazilian Perfroming Artists Popular Musicians
1941
Feb 11
Sergio Mendes Brazil Popular Musicians
1943
Sept 23
Julio Iglesias Spanish Performing Artists Popular Musicians
1944
Mar 09
Raúl Juliá Raúl  Juliá Actors Hispanic American Studies
1944
Apr 03
Tony Orlando New York City Performing Artists Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies
1945
Feb 06
Bob Marley Bob Marley Popular Musicians
1945
Sept 10
José Feliciano José Feliciano Popular Musicians Latin Americans
1946
Dec 05
Jose Carreras Jose Carreras
1947
Feb 24
Edward James Olmos Edward James Olmos Actors Film Latin-American Studies
1948
Jan 29
Cristina Saralegui Cristina Saralegui Journalism Television Latin-American Studies
1950
Mar 04
Emilio Estefan Cuban Performing Aritsts Popular Musicians Latin-American Performing Artists
1950
Apr 28
Willie Colón Willie Colón Folk & Ethnic Musicians Latin-American Studies
1956
Apr 12
Andy Garcia Cuban Performing Artists Actors Film
1966
Sept 02
Salma Hayak Mexico Actors Film
1966
Nov 17
Daisy Fuentes Cuban Performing Artists Television Latin-American Studies
1967
Feb 19
Benicio Del Toro Puerto Rican Performing Artists Latin-American Studies
1967
Apr 13
Olga Teresa Tañón Olga Teresa Tañón Popular Musicians Latin-American Performing Artists Multiple Grammy Awards
1971
Apr 16
Selena Quintanilla Pérez Selena Quintanilla Pérez Popular Musicians Latin American Studies
1975
May 08
Enrique Iglesias Spain Actors
1976
Mar 08
Freddie Prinze, Jr. Freddie Prinze, Jr. Actors Hispanic-American Studies
1977
Feb 02
Shakira Colombia Performing Artists Popular Musicians
Sports Figures
1934
Aug 18
Roberto Clemente Roberto Clemente Baseball Hall of Fame Notable Latin Americans New York Times
1935
Oct 23
Chi Chi Rodriguez Puerto Rican Sports Figures Golf
1936
May 03
José "Cheguí" Torres José Cheguí Torres International Boxing Hall of Fame Hispanic Sports Figures
1937
Feb 07
Juan Pizarro Puerto Rico Baseball Latin-American Studies
1937
Sept 17
Orlando Cepeda Orlando Cepeda Baseball Famous Latin Americans
1937
Oct 20
Juan Marichal Dominican Republic Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Latin-American Studies
1938
Feb 18
Manny Mota Dominican Republic Sports Figures Baseball
1939
Dec 01
Lee Trevino Texas Sports Figures Golf Hall of Fame Latin-American Studies Biography
1940
Oct 23
Pelé Pelé Soccer
1942
Mar 12
Bert Campaneris Cuban Sports Figures Baseball
1942
May 14
Tony Pérez Cuban Sports Figures Latin-American Studies Baseball Hall of Fame
1942
Nov 08
Angel Cordero, Jr. Angel Cordero, Jr. Horse Racing Famous Latin Americans
1945
Oct 01
Rod Carew Panamá Baseball Hall of Fame
1952
Mar 29
Teofilo Stevenson Cuban Sports Figures Boxing The Olympic Games
1960
Mar 21
Sao Senna Brazil Auto Racing
1960
Apr 02
Linford Christie Jamaica Track & Field Olympics
1960
Nov 01
Fernando Valenzuela Fernando Valenzuela Baseball
1964
May 13
Jose Rijo The Dominican Republic Sports Figures Baseball
1968
Nov 12
Sammy Sosa Sammy Sosa Baseball Latin-American Studies
1969
Oct 11
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez Orlando Hernandez Baseball
1970
May 16
Gabriela Sabatini Argentina Tennis
1971
Mar 12
Raul Mondesi Dominican Republic Sports Figures Baseball
1971
Aug 19
Mary Jo Fernandez Mary Jo Fernandez Tennis Latin-American Studies
1971
Oct 25
Pedro Martinez Pedro Martinez Baseball
1971
Dec 18
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario Spanish Sports Figures Tennis
1972
May 30
Manny Ramirez Dominican Republic Baseball Latin American Studies
1973
Feb 04
Oscar de la Hoya California Sports Figures Boxing Latin-American Studies
1976
Apr 25
Tim Duncan U.S. Virgin Islands Basketball Notable African Americans
Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date Persons of Historical Note Who Have Died on This Date
1542
May 21
Hernando De Soto Hernando De Soto Explorers
1547
Dec 02
Hernando Cortes Spain Mexico
1554
Sept 22
Coronado Coronado
1616
Apr 23
Miguel de Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Authors
1792
Apr 21
Tiradentes Tiradentes University of Oregon
1806
Oct 17
Jean Jacques Dessalines Haiti
1847
Jan 19
Charles Bent Charles Bent New Mexico Mexico History Channel
1849
Mar 23
Andrés del Río Spanish Mathematicians & Scientists Chemistry Vanadium
1851
Jan 27
John James Audubon John James Audubon Birds
1862
Sept 08
Ignacio Zaragoza Mexico
1885
Nov 25
King Alfonso XII of Spain Spain Tuberculosis
1893
Aug 30
Saint Rose of Lima Saint Rose of Lima Catholicism South American History
1908
May 12
Melosio Morales Mexican Composers Composers
1911
Mar 30
Ellen Swallow Richards Ellen Swallow Richards Chemistry Foods & Nutrition
1926
Mar 09
Baron Bliss Baron Bliss Belize Philanthropy
1930
Mar 16
Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja, Marques de Estella Spanish Political & Social Leaders
1938
Jan 26
Matilde Montoya Mexico Medicine Women
1954
Mar 30
Agustín Aragón y León Mexican Scientists & Mathematicians Mexico Connect
1957
Nov 24
Diego Rivera Mexican Artists Artists
1963
Mar 04
William Carlos Williams William Carlos Williams American Authors Latin-American Studies
1967
Oct 09
Che Guevara Bolivia
1969
Apr 27
Rene Barrientos Ortuno Bolivia Air Disasters
1973
Apr 08
Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso Artists
1973
Oct 22
Pablo Casals Spain Classical Musicians
1973
Dec 20
Carrero Blanco Spain
1975
Nov 20
General Francisco Franco Francisco Franco
1976
Feb 06
Berta Hader Berta Hader Artists Primary Children's Authors Latin-American Studies 1949 Caldecott Medal for The Big Snow
1981
May 11
Bob Marley Bob Marley Popular Musicians
1985
Apr 21
Tancredo Neves Brazilian Political and Social Leaders
1989
Jan 23
Salvador Dali Salvador Dali Artists
1989
Aug 18
Luis Carlos Galan Colombia Politics & Elections Crime
1990
Feb 23
José Napoleón Duarte Former President of El Salvador
1995
Mar 31
Selena Quintanilla-Perez Selena Quintanilla-Perez Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies
2001
Aug 25
Aaliyah New York City Performing Artists The Bahamas Popular Musicians Air Disasters Death
Historically Notable Events
Historically Notable Events
Historic Events of the that Occurred on this Date from 0-999 AD
756
May 15
Abd-al-Rahman Is Proclaimed Emir of Cordoba, Spain Spain
Historical Events Occurring between 1200 - 1299
1285
May 10
Philip IV Succeeds Philip III as King of Spain Spanish Political and Social Leaders
Historical Events Occurring between 1400 - 1499
1469
Oct 18
Ferdinand of Aragon Marries Isabella of Castile Spain
1492
Mar 31
Edict Is Issued Requiring All Jews to Convert to Christianity or Leave Spain Spain Judaism Christianity
1492
Apr 17
Columbus Signs Contract with Spain to Find the Indies Spain Christopher Columbus
1492
Dec 05
Christopher Columbus Discovers Hispaniola (Haiti) Christopher Columbus Haiti DiscoverHaiti.com
1492
Dec 06
Christopher Columbus Is First European to Discover the Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic Christopher Columbus World History
1493
Jan 16
Columbus Returns to Spain after Discovering New World Christopher Columbus Spain
1493
Mar 15
Columbus Returns to Spain after First New World Voyage Spain Christopher Columbus
1493
May 04
Pope Alexander VI, (Spanish), Decrees All Lands West of the Azores to be Spanish Spain Christopher Columbus Explorers Catholicism
1493
Nov 11
Columbus Christens Newly Discovered Island for St. Martin de Tours St. MartinSt. Maarten Christopher Columbus
1493
Nov 19
Christopher Columbus Is the First European to Discover Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Christopher Columbus
1494
May 03
Christopher Columbus Sights the Island of Jamaica Jamaica Christopher Columbus Naval History Library of Congress
1494
May 04
Christopher Columbus Lands on the Island of Jamaica Jamaica Christopher Columbus Naval History Discover Jamaica
1496
Mar 10
Columbus Ends Second Visit West, Setting Sail from Hispaniola for Spain Christopher Columbus Dominican Republic Haiti Spain World History
Historical Events Occurring between 1500 - 1599
1500
Apr 22
Pedro Alvares Cabral Claims Brazil for Portugal Brazil Portugal
1502
May 09
Columbus Leaves Spain, 4th & Final Trip to "New World" Spain Christopher Columbus World History
1502
Sept 18
Columbus Lands on What Is Now Costa Rica (4th & last voyage) Christopher Columbus Costa Rica
1503
May 10
Christopher Columbus Discovers the Cayman Island Cayman Islands Columbus Naval History
1513
Jan 27
First African-American Slaves Are Brought to Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Slavery African-American History
1513
Mar 27
Spanish Explorer Juan Ponce de León Sights Florida Juan Ponce de León FL U.S. History
1513
Apr 02
Juan Ponce de León Lands in Florida Juan Ponce de León Florida
1513
Sept 25
Balboa Crosses Isthmus of Panamá: First European to Reach Pacific Ocean Panamá Oceans World History Historic Firsts
1519
Mar 13
Cortez Lands in México Mexico
1519
Sept 20
Magellan Leaves Spain to Circumnavigate the World Spain Naval History World History
1520
May 20
Hernando Cortes Defeats Spanish Troops in Mexico Spain Mexico War World History
1521
May 26
Spanish Conquistador Cortés Cuts Water Supply into Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan Hernán Cortés Aztec
1528
Mar 02
Diego de Mazariegos Founds First Spanish Settlement in Chiapas Region of Mexico Mexico Mexico Connect
1528
Nov 06
Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca Discovers Texas Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca Texas
1533
Nov 15
Francisco Pizarro Enters Cuzco, Peru Spain Peru
1534
Feb 24
New Spain Divided into Four Provinces and Two Territories México Spain
1536
Feb 02
The Argentine City of Buenos Aires Is Founded by Pedro de Mendoza of Spain Argentina Spain
1538
Sept 05
Spanish Captain Alonso de Alvarado Founds the City of Chachapoyas, Peru Peru
1539
May 30
Spanish Explorer Hernando De Soto Lands in Florida Spanish Explorers Florida
1541
Feb 12
City of Santiago, Chile Is Founded Chile
1541
May 08
Hernando de Soto Reachs the Mississippi River Spanish Explorers Mississippi River
1543
Jan 05
Spanish Priest, Bartolomé de las Casas, Arrives in Campeche, Mexico Mexico Mexcio Connect
1546
Sept 08
Zacatecas, Mexico Founded Near Silver Ore Discovered the Same Year Mexico Silver Tour by Mexico
1556
Mar 28
Philip II Crowned King of Spain Spain
1565
Sept 08
Spanish Admiral Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles Founds St. Augustine, Florida Spain St. Augustine, Florida OldCity.com
1565
Sept 20
Spanish Defeat French at Ft. Caroline, FL Florida Spain France U.S. History
1573
Feb 11
Francis Drake First European to See Pacific Ocean (from Panamá) World History Panamá Historic Firsts
1580
Aug 25
Spanish Forces Secure Portugal as a Spanish Realm at Battle of Alcantara Spain Portugal European History
1582
Oct 15
Italy, France, Spain & Portugal Adopt the Gregorian Calendar France Italy Portugal Spain Gregorian Calendar
1588
May 19
The Spanish Armada Leaves Lisbon, Portugal to Invade Britain Spain Great Britain Defeat of the Spanish Armada
1595
Jan 17
French King Henri IV Declares War on Spain Spain France War
Historical Events Occurring between 1600 - 1699
1604
Sept 20
Spanish Take Ostend from the Dutch Spain The Netherlands World History
1635
May 19
France Declares War on Spain France Spain War
1640
Dec 01
In a Nationalist Revolution, Spanish Garrisons Are Driven Out of Portugal Portugal Spain
1643
May 19
French Destroy the Spanish Infantry at the Battle of Rocroi France Spain War
1654
Jan 26
Portuguese-Jewish Families Flee Brazil for the American Colonies Brazil Judaism Library of Congress
1657
Apr 20
The English Navy Destroys All 16 Ships of the Spanish Fleet in Santa Cruz Harbor Great Britain Spain Naval History
1680
Aug 21
Pueblo Indians Drive Out Spanish & Take Possession of Santa Fe, NM New Mexico Pueblo Indians Spain
1691
Jan 21
Dominicans Dedicate Defeat of French at Sabana to Our Lady of Altagracia Dominican Republic France Catholicism
1695
Oct 20
Popocatepetl Volcano Erupts Just Outside Mexico City for First Time in 30 Years Mexico Volcano
Historical Events Occurring between 1700 - 1799
1738
Mar 28
English Parliament Declares War on Spain Spain Great Britain
1759
Sept 29
Mexican Volcano Jorullo Is Born Mexico Volcanoes Oregon State University
1762
Dec 03
France Cedes to Spain All American Land West of the Mississippi France Spain U.S. History
1771
Jan 22
Spain Cedes Falkland Islands to Great Britain Spain Great Britain European History
1776
Mar 28
Juan Bautista de Anza Founds San Francisco San Francisco Spanish Explorers
1777
Jan 12
Padre Thomas Peña Founds California Mission Santa Clara de Asís California Religion Hispanic-American Studies Library of Congress
1778
Nov 11
British Forces Take St. Lucia, West Indies from the French Britain France St. Lucia
1782
Feb 05
Spain Captures Minorca from the British Minorca Spain Great Britain European History
1790
Dec 17
Aztec Calendar/Solar Stone Unearthed in Mexico City Mexico Aztecs Calendars
1792
Apr 21
Portuguese Officials Hang Brazilian Revolutionary Hero Tiradentes Tiradentes University of Oregon
1792
Nov 03
Mexico's University of Guadalajara First Opens Its Doors Mexico Education
1794
May 06
Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, Revolts Against France Haiti France
1795
Oct 27
U.S. & Spain Sign Treaty Providing Free Navigation of Mississippi River U.S. History Spain Mississippi River Historic Documents
1797
Feb 04
Earthquake in Quito, Ecuador Kills 40,000 Ecuador Earthquakes Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date
1798
Sept 10
Spanish Invasion of Belize Defeated at St. Georges Caye Belize Spain Great Britain
Historical Events Occurring between 1800 - 1899
1800
Oct 01
Spain Cedes the Louisiana Territory Back to France Spain France The Louisiana Territory
1801
Mar 02
War of the Oranges Begins Between Spain and Portugal New York Portugal War
1803
May 18
Haitian Leaders Dessalines and Petion Adopt a Design for Haiti's First Flag Haiti Discover Haiti
1803
Nov 18
Haitian Revolutionaries Decisively Defeat the French at the Battle of Vertières Haiti France
1806
Oct 17
Haiti's Jean Jacques Dessalines (Emperor Jacques I) Assassinated in Revolt Haiti
1807
Feb 03
British Forces Capture Montevideo Uruguay British History
1808
Feb 16
France Invades Spain in the Peninsular War France Spain War
1808
May 02
Citizens of Madrid Revolt Against French Occupation Spain France
1810
Apr 19
Venezuela Coup Establishes Home Rule Independent from Spain Venezuela Spain
1810
May 25
Argentine Leaders Break from Spain, Create Independent Provisional Government Argentina Spain OnWar.com
1810
Sept 16
Father Miguel Hidalgo Declares Mexico's Independence from Spain Father Miguel Hidalgo Spain PBS
1810
Sept 18
Chile Gains Independence from Spain Chile Spain
1810
Dec 01
Mexican Independence Leader, José María Mercado, Captures Port of San Blas Mexico Spain
1811
May 18
José Gervasio Artigas Defeats Spanish at Battle of Las Piedras Near Montevideo Uruguay Spain Settlement.org
1811
Nov 05
José Matias Delgado Leads Call for Central American Independence from Spain El Salvador
1811
Nov 11
Colombia's Walled City of Cartagena Declares Independence from Spain Colombia Spain South America
1812
Mar 26
Venezuela Earthquake Destroys Most of Caracas: 20,000 Die Venezuela Earthquake Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date
1814
Nov 07
Andrew Jackson Drives British & Spanish Out of Pensacola, FL Florida Andrew Jackson Great Britain Spain War of 1812
1818
Feb 12
Chile Proclaims Independence from Spain Chile Spain
1818
Nov 20
Venezuela Declares Independence from Spain Venezuela Spain
1820
Oct 20
Treaty Signed Ceding the Mexican Territory of Florida to the U.S. Mexico U.S. History
1821
Feb 24
The Plan of Iguala Declares México's Indpendence from Spain `México `Spain Texas A&M University
1821
Sept 15
Five Central American Provinces Declare Inedependence from Spain Spain Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua
1821
Dec 01
The Dominican Republic Declares Independence from Spain Dominican Republic Spain
1822
May 24
de Sucre's Victory at Pichincha Liberates Much of Northern South America South America Spain Historical Text Archive
1822
Dec 01
Dom Pedro, Founder of Brazilian Empire, Crowned First Emperor of Brazil (Pedro I) Brazil
1823
Nov 19
Honduras Garifunas Escape British Oppression by Travelling to Belize in Canoes Belize
1824
Dec 09
Peruvian Patriots Defeat 9,000 Spaniards at Battle of Ayacucho Peru Spain War
1825
Apr 19
33 Patriot Exiles Return to Uruguay Uruguay
1825
Aug 25
Uruguayan Revolutionaries Delcare Independence from Brazil Uruguay Brazil Library of Congress
1826
May 17
John J. Audubon Leaves London to Seek U.S. Publisher John J. Audubon Birds American Artists
1826
Dec 16
Benjamin Edwards Seizes Texas Fort, and Proclaims Republic of Fredonia Mexcio Texas U.S. History
1827
Mar 16
Freedom's Journal, First African-American Newspaper, Is First Published John B. Russwurm Journalism African-American History Wisconsin Historical Society
1832
Feb 12
Ecuador Annexes Galápagos Islands Ecuador
1835
Feb 20
Concepción, Chile Destroyed by Earthquake Chile Earthquakes
1835
Mar 11
Charles Darwin's HMS Beagle Anchors off Valparaiso, Chile Charles Darwin Chile Evolution
1835
Mar 13
Charles Darwin Departs Valparaiso for Andes Crossing Charles Darwin Chile
1835
Mar 16
Charles Darwin Departs Santiago Chile on Way to Portillo Pass Charles Darwin Chile Evolution
1835
Nov 13
TX Declares Independence from Mexico: Lone Star Republic Created Texas Mexico
1835
Dec 09
The Texan Army Captures San Antonio The Texas War for Independence Mexico
1836
Feb 24
Santa Anna's Seige of the Alamo Begins `Santa Anna `Texas `The Alamo `History Channel
1836
Mar 02
Texas Declares Its Independence from Mexico Mexico Texas The Alamo
1836
Mar 13
Sam Houston's Texan Troops Retreat from Santa Ana Sam Houston Mexico
1836
Mar 27
Mexican Army Executes 417 Texas Revolutionaries at Goliad Mexico Texas Death
1836
Apr 21
Sam Houston's Texans Defeat Mexican Troops at the Battle of San Jacinto Mexico Battle of San Jacinto U.S. History State of Texas
1836
Nov 11
Chile Declares War on Peru-Bolivia Federation Chile Peru Bolivia
1838
Apr 30
Nicaragua Splits from Central American Federation Nicaragua
1844
Feb 27
Dominican Republic Gains Independence from Haiti Dominican Republic Haiti
1845
Mar 28
Mexico Drops Diplomatic Relations with U.S. Mexico United States
1845
Dec 10
President Polk Offers to Buy New Mexico & California from Mexico California New Mexico Mexico President James K. Polk Westward Expansion
1846
May 08
Zachary Taylor Wins at Palo Alto: First Battle of Mexcian-American War Zachary Taylor Mexican-American War
1846
May 11
President Polk Formally Declares War Against Mexico in Address to Congress Mexico U.S. Congress President James K. Polk Mexican-American War Yale University
1846
May 13
Congress Declares War on Mexico U.S. Congress Mexican-American War Library of Congress
1846
May 24
General Zachary Taylor Captures Monterey, Mexico Mexico Zachary Taylor Mexican-American War
1846
Aug 18
General Kearney's Forces Capture Santa Fe, NM New Mexcio Mexican-American War
1846
Sept 25
General Zachary Taylor's Forces Capture Monterey, Mexico Zachary Taylor Mexican-American War
1847
Jan 19
Mexican Rebels Kill New Mexico's Governor, Charles Bent Charles Bent New Mexico Mexico Death History Channel
1847
Feb 23
Zachary Taylor Defeats Santa Anna at the Battle of Buena Vista Santa Anna Zachary Taylor Mexican-American War Library of Congress
1847
Feb 28
U.S. Defeats México in Battle of Sacramento Mexican-American War
1847
Mar 07
U.S. Winfield General Scott Occupies Vera Cruz Mexico Mexico Winfield Scott Mexican-American War
1847
Mar 29
Winfield Scott's Troops Capture Vera Cruz, Mexico Mexico Winfield Scott Mexican-American War
1847
Sept 13
Chapultepec: Last Major Battle of Mexican-American War Mexican-American War
1848
Feb 02
Treaty of Hidalgo Ends Mexican-American War: Mexico Cedes Territory for $15M Mexico Arizona California Colorado Nevada New Mexico Texas Utah Mexican-American War Treaty of Hidalgo
1848
Mar 10
U.S. Senate Ratifies Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Ending War with Mexico Mexico U.S. Congress Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
1851
Mar 16
Spain Makes Catholicism Only Authorized Faith with Control of Education, Press Spain Catholicism
1853
Apr 20
Mexican President General Antonio López de Santa Anna Begins 11th (final) Term Antonio López de Santa Anna
1853
May 23
Buenos Aires Gains Independence from Argentina Argentina
1854
Apr 16
Earthquake Destroys San Salvador El Salvador Earthquake
1855
Jan 28
The First Train Crosses the Isthmus of Panamá Panamá Railroads
1858
May 22
Confederaci¢n Granadina (now Colombia) Forms Colombia
1859
Feb 02
27-year-old Miguel Miramón Sworn in as Mexico's Youngest President Ever Mexico Mexico Connect
1859
Oct 22
Spain Declares War on Moors of Morocco Spain Morocco War
1861
Feb 02
Mexican Government Passes "Printing Law" Ensuring Freedom of the Press Mexico Journalism Mexico Connect
1864
Jan 05
French Troops, Led by Castagny, Capture the City of Guadalajara, Mexico Mexico France Mexcio Connect
1864
Apr 10
Austrian Archduke Maximilian Becomes Emperor of Mexico Mexcio Austria
1867
May 05
The Mexicans Defeat Maximilian's Forces in the Battle of Puebla Cinco de Mayo Mexico Online
1868
Sept 23
Puerto Rican Rebels Declare Independence, Spanish Immediatley Defeat Them Puerto Rico Spain El Boricua
1868
Oct 10
Cuba's Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Declares War on Spain: 10-year War Begins Cuba Spain
1873
Mar 22
Slavery Is Abolished in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Slavery
1875
May 16
Earthquake Strikes Venezuela & Colombia: 16,000 die Earthquakes Venezuela Colombia Death
1879
Oct 08
Chile Captures the Huascar from Peru in the Naval Battle of Angamos Chile Peru Naval History
1880
Mar 08
President Hayes Declares U.S. Rights over Any Canal in Panamá Panamá Canal Rutherford B. Hayes American Presidents
1888
May 13
Brazil Is Last Western Country to Abolish Slavery Brazil Slavery
1889
Nov 15
Bloodless Coup Deposes Brazil's Monarchy and Establishes a Republic Brazil
1895
Mar 11
Spanish Cruiser Reina Regenta Sinks at Gibraltar, 400 Die Spain Naval History Death
1897
Nov 25
Spain Grants Puerto Rico Autonomy under the Leadership of Luis Muñoz Rivera Puerto Rico Spain
1898
Apr 24
U.S. Rejects Ultimatium to Leave Cuba, Spain Declares War Cuba Spain United States Spanish-American War
1898
Apr 25
The U.S. Declares War on Spain Spain Spanish-American War
1898
May 01
Dewey Commands, "You may fire when ready, Gridley!" Spanish-American War U.S. History
U.S. Routs Spanish Fleet at Manilla Spanish-American War Philippines Naval History
1898
Oct 18
U.S. Troops Capture Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Spanish-American War
1899
Feb 06
U.S. Congress Ratifies Spanish-American War Peace Treaty Spanish-American War
1899
Apr 11
Treaty of Paris Is Ratified; Spain Cedes Puerto Rico to US Puerto Rico Historic U.S. Documents Spanish-American War
Historical Events Occurring between 1900 - 1949
1901
May 23
American Forces Capture Filipino Rebel Emilio Aguinaldo Spanish-American War Philippines
1902
May 20
United States Ends its Military Occupation of Cuba Cuba United States
1903
Nov 03
Panamá Proclaims its Independence from Colombia Panamá Colombia
1903
Nov 18
U.S. and Panamá Sign a Treaty on a Proposed Canal Panamá Panamá Canal U.S. History
1906
Jan 31
8.6 Earthquake in Colombia Is Strongest Ever Recorded Colombia Earthquake
1906
Nov 21
Theodore Roosevelt Pledges Citizenship for the Puerto Rican People Theodore Roosevelt Puerto Rico Latin-American Studies U.S. History
1907
Jan 14
Earthquake Kills Over 1,000 in Jamaica Jamaica Earthquakes Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date
1907
Feb 25
U.S. Claims Protectorate Rights over the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic United States
1907
Mar 01
Civil Marriages Are Abolished in Spain Spain Law & Legal Resources Religion
1910
Mar 08
The King of Spain Authorizes Women to Attend Universities Spain Women's Rights Education Civil Rights
1911
May 25
Mexico's President Diaz Resigns As Revolutionists Defeat Government Troops Mexican Political and Social Leaders
1912
Mar 05
Spanish Steamer Principe de Asturias Sinks NE of Spain: 500 die Spain Naval History Notable Persons Who Have Died on This Date
1913
Sept 26
First Boat Raised in Panamá Canal Locks Panamá Canal Naval History
1913
Oct 10
Via Telegraph, Pres. Wilson Ignites Charge to Join Atlantic & Pacific in Panamá The Panamá Canal President Woodrow Wilson Rivers, Streams & Canals The Telegraph CNN
1914
May 18
First Commercial Cargo Begins Passage through the Panama Canal The Panama Canal Naval History Historic Firsts
1915
Jan 27
U.S. Marines Occupy Haiti United States Haiti
1916
Mar 09
Pancho Villa Leads Mexican Raid on Columbus, NM, Killing More Than a Dozen Pancho Villa New Mexico Terrorism Death
1916
Mar 23
Marcus Garvey Arrives in America from Jamaica Marcus Garvey Noted African Americans
1916
May 29
U.S. Begins 8-year Occupation of the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic U.S. History
1917
Feb 05
Mexico Adopts Current Constitution Mexico
1917
Mar 02
President Wilson Signs Jones-Shafroth Act Giving Puerto Ricans U.S. Citizenship Puerto Rico President Woodrow Wilson Latin-American Studies Library of Congress
1917
Mar 31
US Purchases the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25M U.S. Virgin Islands Denmark Economics Library of Congress
1918
Sept 25
Brazil Declares War on Austria Brazil Austria
1920
Mar 08
Denmark & Cuba Join the League of Nations Denmark Cuba League of Nations
Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Assassinated in Madrid Spain Death
1922
Dec 03
The First Radio Program Is Broadcast in Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Radio
1927
Dec 02
Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey Is Deported to Jamaica Jamaica African-American History
1928
Dec 11
Buenos Aires Police Thwart Attempted Assassination of Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover Argentina
1929
Mar 28
Democratic Constitution Goes into Effect in Ecuador Ecuador
1931
Apr 14
King Alfonso XIII of Spain Is Exiled, and the Spanish Republic Is Proclaimed Spain
1931
Nov 03
Santa Is First Talking Motion Picture Released in Mexico Mexico Film
1932
May 17
Congress Changes the Name "Porto Rico" to "Puerto Rico" Puerto Rico U.S. Congress
1936
Feb 16
Spain's Popular Front Wins General Election; Manuel Azana Becomes Premier Spain Elections
1936
Feb 19
Manuel Azaña Becomes Premier of Spain Spain
1936
Feb 24
México's Confederación de Trabajadores Trade Union is Founded México Labor
1936
Aug 19
Franco's Troops Assassinate Spanish Poet/Playwright Federcio Garcia Lorca Federcio Garcia Lorca Spanish Civil War Authors
1936
Oct 01
General Francisco Franco Is Proclaimed Head of Spain Spain
1936
Nov 18
Germany and Italy Recognize the Spanish Government of Francisco Franco Spain Germany italy
1937
Mar 26
William Hastie First Black U.S. Federal Judge (Virgin Islands) U.S. Virgin Islands Law Famous African Americans Historic Firsts
1937
Apr 26
3-hour German Bombing Raid Destroys Spain's Town of Guernica Spain Nazi Germany Aviation History
1938
Feb 27
Britain & France Recognize Franco Government in Spain Spain Great Britain France
1938
Mar 18
Mexico Nationalizes US & British Oil Companies Mexico Great Britain Economics and Business U.S. History
1939
Jan 24
Earthquake Kills 30,000 in Concepcion Chile Chile Earthquakes Death
1939
Mar 28
Spanish Civil War Ends, Madrid Falls to Francisco Franco Spain War
1939
Apr 01
U.S. Recognizes Franco Government of Spain Spain United States
1939
Dec 17
German Battleship Graf Spee Scutttled Off Uruguay Uruguay Germany Naval History World War II
1940
Aug 20
Stalin Secret Agent Assassinates Leon Trotsky in Mexico City Leon Trotsky Joseph Stalin Mexico
1941
Mar 14
Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra Record "Babalu" Popular Music Latin American Studies
1945
Feb 14
Perú, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador join the United Nations Peru Paraguay Chile Ecuador The United Nations
1945
Oct 17
Coup Places Colonel Juan Perón As Dictator of Argentina Juan Perón
1946
Jan 29
Canadian Racing Schooner "Bluenose" Sinks off Haiti Canada Haiti Naval History
1946
Feb 16
Venezuela Declares War on Germany and Japan Venezuela Japan Germany World War II
1946
Mar 01
Panamá Adopts New Constitution Panamá
1946
Mar 07
First Black Governor of the Virgin Islands Is Inaugurated U.S. Virgin Islands African-American History Historic Firsts
1947
Apr 28
Thor Heyerdahl and 5 Others Begin a Pacific Ocean Crossing on Raft, Kon-Tiki Thor Heyerdahl Peru Polynesia Naval History Norwegian Museum Network
1947
Sept 02
President Carlos Mancheno of Ecuador Is Overthrown in a Coup Ecuador South America
Historical Events Occurring between 1950 - 1999
1951
Mar 30
Trinidad and Tobago Council Removes Ordinance Prohibiting Shaker Religion Trinidad and Tobago Religion Law & Legal Resources The Government of Trinidad and Tobago
1951
Nov 11
Juan Peron Elected for the Second of Three Presidential Terms Juan Peron Elections
1952
Mar 10
Cuban Government Is Overthrown by Former President Fulgencio Batista Cuba
1954
Mar 01
4 Puerto Ricans Open Fire in U.S. House of Representatives Puerto Rico U.S. Congress
1955
Sept 19
Argentina President Juan Peron Overthrown by Rebels Argentina
1956
Apr 07
Agreement Ends Spanish Presences and Establishes Moroccan Indpendence Spain Morocco Reuters Foundation
1956
Oct 21
Honduran Revolt Ousts President Lozano Diaz Honduras
1958
Apr 13
The First New York City Puerto Rican Day Parade Is Held New York City Puerto Rico Latin-American Studies
1958
May 08
Peru Protestors Shove, Stone & Spit on Vice President Nixon Peru Richard Nixon
1958
May 13
Venezuela Protesters Stone Vice President Nixon's Limo Venezuela Richard Nixon
1959
Jan 07
U.S. Recognizes New Castro Government in Cuba Cuba The Cold War
1959
Feb 16
Fidel Castro Sworn in As Premier of Cuba after Overthrow of Fulgencio Batista Fidel Castro BBC
1959
Apr 15
Fidel Castro Visits the United States Fidel Castro The Cold War
1960
Apr 20
Construction Begins on the Tourist Resort of Cancún, Originally Can Cún Mexico Travel
1960
Apr 21
Brasilia Is Dedicated as the Capitol of Brazil Brazil
1960
May 11
Israeli Agents Capture Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina Argentina Israel Adolf Eichmann The Holocaust
1960
May 22
9.5 Earthquake Strikes Chile: 2,000 dies Chile Earthquakes Death
1960
May 23
Israeli Agents Capture Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina Israel Argentina Nazi Germany The Holocaust
1960
Sept 18
Fidel Castro Arrives in New York City New York City Cuba
1960
Oct 24
Cuba Nationalizes All American-owned Assets in Cuba Cuba Business & Economics The Cold War
1961
Apr 17
U.S. Bay of Pigs Invasion Fails to Overthrow Castro Cuba John F. Kennedy The Cold War
1961
Aug 25
Brazil's President Janio Quadros Resigns after Only Six Months in Office Brazil
1961
Dec 02
Fidel Castro Publicly Announces He Is a Marxist-Leninist Fidel Castro
1962
Jan 21
John F. Kennedy Arrives in Uruguay Uruguay President John Kennedy
1962
Jan 22
Organization of American States (OAS) Suspends Cuba Cuba World Government
1962
Feb 07
U.S. Blockade of Cuba Begins John F. Kennedy Cuba
1962
Sept 02
Soviet Union Agrees Arm Cuba Against Threats of Imperialism Cuba Soviet Union The Cold War
1962
Oct 14
Cuban Missile Crisis Begins: Photos Taken of Russian Missiles in Cuba Cuba Soviet Union John F. Kennedy Photography The Cuban Missile Crisis
1962
Oct 16
President Kennedy First Learns of Missiles in Cuba Cuban Missile Crisis President John Kennedy Cold War
1962
Oct 22
President Kennedy Places Cuba under Naval "Quarantine" Cuban Missile Crisis President Kennedy The Cold War U.S. History
1962
Oct 24
U.S. Naval Blockade of Cuba Officially Begins Cuba Cuban Missile Crisis
1962
Oct 25
U.S. Presents Photos of Soviet Missiles in Cuba to the U.N. Cuba Soviet Union Cuban Missile Crisis Photography Cold War World History
1962
Oct 27
Negotiations Produce Plan to End the Cuban Missile Crisis Cuba Soviet Union Cuban Missile Crisis The Cold War History Channel
1962
Oct 28
Khrushchev Agrees to Remove Russian Missiles from Cuba: Crisis Ends Cuba Soviet Union President John F. Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis The Cold War
1962
Nov 15
Cuba Threatens to Down U.S. Reconnaissance Flights Cuba The Cold War
1962
Nov 20
President Kennedy Lifts the U.S. Blockade of Cuba John F. Kennedy Cuba The Cuban Missile Crisis
1964
Jan 09
200 Students Declare Panamanian Sovereignty of the Canal Zone Panamá United States World History
1964
Feb 18
U.S. Cuts Off Military Aid to Britain & France for Trade with Cuba Cuba Great Britain France Business & Economics The Cold War
1965
Mar 07
Christian Democrats Win the Parliament in Chile Chile
1965
Apr 28
US Troops Sent to Dominican Republic to Prevent Return of Exiled Juan Bosch Dominican Republic President Lyndon Johnson History Channel
1965
Aug 25
Paraguayan Government of General Alfredo Stroessner Adopts a Constitution Paraguay Georgetown University
1965
Dec 01
Airlift Begins to Bring Thousands of Cuban Refugees to the U.S. Cuba Aviation History The Cold War Latin-American Studies
1966
May 26
Government of Independent Guyana Begins Operation under New Constitution Guyana Country Studies
1966
Aug 22
United Farm Workers of America Is Formed César Chávez Farm Labor Farming & Agriculture
1967
Jan 16
First Black Government Installed in the Bahamas The Bahamas
1967
Mar 15
Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva Sworn in as President of Brazil Brazil
1967
May 30
Revolution Begins to Separate Anguilla from St. Kitts.-Nevis Anguilla St. Kitts.-Nevis
1967
Oct 09
Bolivian Forces Kill Che Guevara While Attempting Cuban-style Uprising Bolivia
1967
Oct 27
U.S. & Mexico Formally End 600-Acre El Chamizal Land Dispute Mexico Texas University of Texas
1968
Apr 22
Hostos Community College Established in Puerto Rico by CUNY Puerto Rico Education
1968
Oct 11
Panamá's National Guard Overthrows Government of President Arias Madrid Panamá
1968
Oct 14
Jim Hines Sets 100-M Dash World-record 9.95 S at Mexico City Olympics Mexico The Olympic Games
1968
Oct 16
Tommie Smith & John Carlos Stage Black Power Protest at Olympic Games Mexico The Olympic Games U.S. Civil Rights African-American History
1968
Oct 18
Bob Beamon Long Jumps 29' 2.5" at Mexico City Olympics Mexico The Olympic Games Bob Beamon Famous African Americans Track & Field Historic Firsts
1969
Apr 27
Bolivian President Rene Barrientos Ortuno Is Killed in Helicopter Crash Bolivia Air Disasters Death
1970
Feb 23
Guyana Is Proclaimed a Republic within the British Commonwealth of Nations Guyana British Commonwealth of Nations
1970
Oct 24
Salvador Allende Elected President of Chile Chile
1970
Nov 03
Hermán Badillo First Puerto Rican to Serve as U.S. Congressman Hermán Badillo U.S. Congress Elections Latin-American Studies Historic Firsts
Salvador Allende Inaugurated as President of Chile Salvador Allende
1971
Jan 05
Chile's Socialist Government Agrees to Diplomatic Relations with China Chile China World History
1971
Mar 23
Argentine President Roberto Levingston Is Deposed in a Bloodless Coup Argentina
1971
Apr 26
Areas of Brazil Receive 15' of Rain in 24 Hours Brazil Precipitation
1972
Sept 30
Roberto Clemente Gets His 3,000th and Final Career Hit Roberto Clemente Latin Americans Baseball Hall of Fame
1972
Nov 17
Argentina's Ex-president Juan Peron Arrives in Buenos Aires after 17-year Exile Juan Peron
1973
Sept 11
Chilean President Salvador Allende Killed in Military Coup Chile Death
1973
Sept 23
Former President Juan Perón Returns to Power in Argentina Argentina
1973
Nov 11
Soviet Union Refuses to Play Chile in World Cup Soccer Soviet Union Chile Soccer The Cold War
1973
Dec 20
Spanish Premier Carrero Blanco Assassinated in Madrid Spain
1974
Feb 07
Grenada Gains Independence from Great Britain Grenada Great Britain
1974
Mar 15
Brazilian President Garastazu Médici Resigns Brazil
1975
Oct 30
Prince Juan Carlos Assumes Power in Spain Spain
1975
Nov 22
Juan Carlos Is Proclaimed King of Spain Spain
1975
Nov 25
Suriname Gains Its Independence from The Netherlands Suriname The Netherlands
1976
Feb 04
7.5 Earthquake Kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras Guatemala Honduras Earthquakes
1976
Nov 18
Spain's Parliament Establishes a Democracy after 37 Years of Dictatorship Spain
1977
Feb 09
Spain Establishes Diplomatic Relations with the Soviet Union Spain Soviet Union
1977
Mar 12
Chile President Pinochet Bans the Christian-Democratic Party Chile
1977
Mar 24
U.S. & Cuba Hold Direct Negotiations for First Time Since 1961 Cuba United States President Jimmy Carter The Cold War The History Channel
1978
Feb 24
Great Temple of the Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan Is Uncovered in Mexcio City México Aztecs
1978
Apr 18
U.S. Senate Approves Transfer of Panamá Canal to Panamá Panamá Canal U.S. Congress Naval History
1979
Mar 13
Grenada's People's Revolutionary Government Replaces Eric Gairy Regime Grenada WorldOver.com
1979
Sept 25
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita Opens on Broadway Andrew Lloyd Webber Argentina Musical Theater
1979
Oct 27
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Declared Independent State within Commonwealth St. Vincent and the Grenadines The Commonwealth U.S. Department of State
1979
Nov 26
Huge Oil Deposits Found in Venezuela Venezuela
1980
Sept 17
Former Nicaraguan President Somoza Assassinated while in Exile in Paraguay Nicaragua Paraguay
1980
Sept 18
Cuba's Arnoldo Tamazo First Black Man in Space Aboard Soviet Soyuz 38 Cuba Soviet Union Astornauts & Cosmonauts
1980
Oct 10
"Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front" (FMLN) Founded in El Salvador El Salvador
1980
Dec 19
Anguilla Separates from Saint Kitts & Nevis to Form a New British Territory Anguilla St. Kitts and Nevis Great Britain
1981
Feb 23
Military Group Holds Spain's Parliament Hostage in Failed Coup Attempt Spain BBC
1981
Mar 11
Augusto Pinochet Sworn in as Chile's President Chile
1981
May 15
20,000,000th Beetle Produced at Volswagen's Mexico Plant Mexico Automobiles
1981
Sept 10
Town of Guernica Receives Picasso Mural Guernica Pablo Picasso
1981
Nov 01
Antigua and Barbuda Gain Independence from Britain Great Britain Antigua & Barbuda
1982
Mar 11
Military Coup Fails in Suriname Suriname
1982
Mar 23
Military Junta Led by Lt. Gen. Efrain Rios Montt Takes Control of Guatemala Guatemala
1982
Apr 01
U.S. Transfers the Canal Zone to Panamá Panamá Canal Naval History World History
1982
Apr 02
Argentina Captures Falkland/Malvinas Islands from the British Argentina Great Britain
1982
Apr 03
UN Demands Argentina's Withdraw from Falkland Islands Argentina Great Britain UN
1982
May 02
British Submarine Sinks Argentine Cruiser: 350 die Great Britain Argentina Naval History War
1982
May 04
Argentine Air-fired Missile Sinks Britian's HMS Sheffield: 268 Crew Die Argentina Great Britain Falkland Islands War Death The BBC
1982
May 25
Argentine Missiles Strike Two British Ships: Dozens Die Argentina Great Britain Naval History 1982 Falklands War Death
1982
May 30
Spain Becomes NATO's 16th Member Spain World Government The Cold War
1982
Nov 04
UN Calls for Argentina and Britain to Discuss Falkland Islands Sovereignty Great Britain Argentina United Nations War
1982
Dec 08
Fifteen Opponents of Suriname's Military Regime are Executed Without Trial Suriname Death
1982
Dec 15
Spain Opens Border with the Island of Gibraltar after 13 Years Spain BBC
1983
Sept 19
St. Kitts and Nevis Gain Independence from the United Kingdom St. Kitts
1983
Oct 25
U.S. Invades Grenada to Restore Order and Evacuate American Citizens Grenada Ronald Reagan U.S. History
1984
Nov 19
Almost 500 Die in Mexico City Petroleum Explosions Mexico Death
1985
Aug 28
Colombia Government Troops Kill April 19 Movement (M-19) Leader Ivan Ospina Colombia Death
1985
Sept 19
Mexico City Earthquake Kills Thousands Mexico City Earthquakes Death
1985
Sept 20
Second Major Earthquake Hits Mexico City Mexico Earthquakes
1985
Nov 07
11 Colombian Supreme Court Justices Murdered by Guerrillas Colombia Terrorism
1985
Nov 13
Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz Erupts - Mudslide Kills 23,000 Colombia Volcanoes Death
1985
Dec 09
Former Argentine President Jorge Videla Sentenced to Life Imprisonment Argentina
1986
Jan 12
Space Shuttle Columbia Launches with First Hispanic American in Space Franklin R. Chang-Diaz Space Shuttle Asian-American Studies Latin-American Studies Historic Firsts
1986
Feb 07
President Jean-Claude Duvalier Flees Haiti for France Haiti
1986
Oct 10
1,500 Die in San Salvador Earthquake (7.5) El Salvador Earthquakes Death
1986
Nov 15
Nicaraguan Court Sentences Eugene Hasenfus to 30 Years Nicaragua Iran-Contra Scandal
1986
Nov 25
Reagan Admits to Diverting Secret Iranian Arms Revenues to Nicaraguan Rebels Iran Nicaragua Iran-Contra Scandal
1988
Feb 05
Panamánian Leader Manuel Noriega Indicted on Drug Charges Panamá Illegal Drugs Crime PBS
1988
Mar 16
Panama's General Manuel Antonio Noriega Survives U.S.-backed Coup Attempt Panama President Ronald Reagan
1988
Sept 23
Joes Conseco Is Baseball's First 40-40 Man (homeruns & steals) Baseball Famous Latin Americans
1989
Jan 10
Cuban Troops Begin Withdrawl from Angola Angola Cuba The Cold War
1989
Feb 03
Paraguay's Stroessner Regime Is Overthrown Paraguay
1989
Feb 14
Nicaraguan Sandinistas Agree to Free Elections Nicaragua Ronald Reagan Elections and Voting
1989
Apr 02
Mikhail Gorbachev Arrives in Havana to Meet with Fidel Castro Mikhail Gorbachev Cuba
1989
May 07
Panamánian Voters Reject Noriega's Bid for Presidency Panamá Elections and Voting
1989
Aug 18
Leading Colombian Presidential Candidate Luis Carlos Galan Is Assassinated Colombia Politics & Elections Crime
1989
Oct 03
Attempted Coup Fails Against Panamá's Manuel Noriega Panamá
1989
Dec 17
Dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet Ends in Chile Chile
1989
Dec 19
U.S. Troops Invade Panamá Panamá The United States
1990
Feb 26
Daniel Ortega & Sandinistas Lose Free Nicaraguan Election Nicaragua
1990
Mar 09
Antonia Novello Sworn in as First Female & First Hispanic Surgeon General Antonia Novello Surgeon General of the United States Health Care Women Latin American Studies
1990
Mar 10
Haitian President Prosper Avril Resigns 18 Months after Seizing Power in a Coup Haiti
1990
Mar 13
The U.S. Lifts Economic Sanctions Against Nicaragua Nicaragua United States Economics
1990
Mar 27
TV Marti Begins Broadcasting U.S. Propaganda into Cuba Cuba Television Propaganda
1990
Apr 25
Violeta de Chamorro Inaugurated as President of Nicaragua Nicaragua
1990
Dec 16
Jean-Bertrand Aristide Haiti's First Democratically Elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide Elections
1991
Feb 16
Enrique Bermudez, Former Nicaraguan Contra Leader, Assassinated in Managua Nicaragua Iran-Contra Scandal Death
1991
Sept 11
Thousands of Soviet Troops Pull Out of Cuba Cuba Fall of Soviet Communism Cold War
1991
Sept 30
Haitian Military Overthrows President Aristide and Set Up Military Government Haiti
1992
Jan 16
12-year El Salvador Civil War Ends El Salvador
1992
Feb 03
Argentinia Opens All Files on Nazis Who Fled to South America after WWII Argentina Nazi Germany The Holocaust World War II
1992
Apr 09
Manuel Noriega Convicted on 8 Drug & Racketeering Charges Panamá Law and Legal Resources Illegal Drugs
1992
Aug 23
Hurricane Andrew Hits the Bahamas with 120 mph Winds Hurricanes & Typhoons The Bahamas
1992
Nov 27
Rebels Fail to Overthrow Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez Venezuela
1992
Dec 15
Government and Guerrilla Leaders Formally End El Salvador's 12-year Civil War El Salvador War
1993
May 25
Guatemala's President Dissolves Congress, Suspends Constitution to Avoid Coup Guatemala
1993
Dec 02
Drug Lord Pablo Escobar Shot to Death by Medellin Security Forces Colombia Illegal Drugs
1993
Dec 08
President Clinton Signs North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into Law Canada Mexico President Bill Clinton Business & Economics Historic Documents
1994
Mar 23
Mexican Presidential Candidiate, Luis Donaldo Colosio, Is Assassinated in Tijuana Mexico Elections Terrorism Death
1994
Aug 19
President Clinton Halts Open-door Policy for Cuban Refugees Arkansas Political Leaders President Bill Clinton Cuba Immigration Laws & Policies
1995
Mar 31
Singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, 23, Is Shot and Killed by Fan Club President Selena Quintanilla-Perez Popular Musicians Latin-American Studies
1995
Dec 01
Spanish Foreign Minister Javier Solan Unanimously Picked as New Head of NATO Spain World Government European History
1996
Jan 05
Alvaro Arzu Elected President of Guatemala Guatemala Politics and Elections
1996
Sept 04
Drug Cartel Guerrillas Attack Colombian Military Colombia Illegal Drugs
1996
Nov 11
Guatemalan Peace Agreement Ends 36 Years of Guerrilla Fighting Guatemala War
1997
Oct 10
Guggenheim Museum Opens in Spain Spain Museums
1998
Dec 13
Puerto Rican Voters Reject U.S. Statehood Puerto Rico United States History Voting & Elections
1999
Nov 25
Sport Fishermen Rescue Six-year-old Elian Gonzalez off the Coast of Florida K-12 TLC Case Study of Elian Gonzalez Latin-American Studies
Historical Events Occurring from 2000 - Present
2000
Jan 05
U.S. Immigration Service Rules 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez Must Return to Cuba Elian Gonzalez Human Rights/Civil Rights Child Advocacy
2000
Feb 23
Carlos Santana Wins 8 Grammy Awards, Tying Michael Jackson's 1983 Record Mexican Performing Artists Popular Musicians Latin American Performing Artists The Grammy Awards
2000
Mar 02
Declared Unfit for Trial, Former Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet Returns to Chile Augusto Pinochet BBC
2000
Mar 03
Dictator General Augusto Pinochet Arrives in Chile after 16 Months in Britain Augusto Pinochet Great Brtiain
2000
Dec 01
Vicente Fox Is Sworn in As President of Mexico Mexico
2001
Jan 13
Earthquake of 7.6 Magnitude Stikes El Salvador: 840 die El Salvador Earthquakes Death
2001
Aug 25
22-year-old R&B Singer Aaliyah Among 9 Killed in Bahama Plane Crash New York City Performing Artists The Bahamas Popular Musicians Air Disasters Death
2002
Mar 16
Colombian Gunmen Kill Archbishop Isaias Duarte Cancino Colombia Catholicism Terrorism
2002
Mar 20
Lima, Peru Car Bomb Kills 9 in AdvanceVisit by President Bush Peru George W. Bush Terrorism Death
2002
Apr 13
Venezuela's Interim President Resigns after One Day in Response to Protests Venezuela
2002
May 12
Carter Is First Sitting or Former President to Visit Cuba Since 1959 Revolution Cuba Jimmy Carter
2003
Apr 23
U.S. Postal Service Releases César Chávez Stamp in the Los Angeles Area César Chávez Los Angeles Latin-American Studies U.S. Postal Service
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