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Bolivia - Notable Historical Events

Che GuevaraJul 7, 1953

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Bolivia - Historical Events
Date Event
1548-07-16

La Paz, Bolivia is founded

1809-07-16

La Paz, Bolivia declares its independence from the Spanish Crown and forms the Junta Tuitiva. The first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo

1825-08-06

Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)

1836-11-11

Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru

1879-03-23

War of the Pacific was fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully took over Arica and Tarapacá which left Bolivia as a landlocked country.

1879-04-05

Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.

1903-11-17

In the Treaty of Petropolis, Bolivia cedes the territory of Arce to Brazil; Bolivia gains rail and water outlets in the east

1904-10-20

Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific; it recognizes Chile's possession of the coast, but provides for construction of a railway to link La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica on the coast

1910-01-19

Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty

1914-05-15

Bolivia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

1929-06-03

Chile, Peru & Bolivia sign accord about Tacna-Arica-area resolving border dispute

1933-05-10

Paraguay declares war on Bolivia

1933-12-20

Bolivia & Paraguay sign cease fire

1935-06-12

Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay)

1935-06-14

Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay ends

1943-12-19

Military coup in Bolivia

1945-04-18

Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Bolivia are established.

1952-04-09

Popular uprising in Bolivia

1953-07-07

Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.

1959-04-19

Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails

1967-02-02

Bolivia adopts its constitution

1967-04-20

French author Régis Debray caught in Bolivia

1967-10-08

Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.

1967-11-17

French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia

1969-09-26

Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia

1970-12-23

French author Régis Debray freed in Bolivia

1971-11-05

Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping

1976-10-13

A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).

1978-07-21

Bolivia military coup under general Juan Pereda, president Hugo Banzer flees

1979-11-01

Bolivia military coup under Gen Busch, pres Guevara flees

1982-10-05

Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia

1982-10-10

Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia

1983-01-19

Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia

1983-01-25

Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia

1984-06-30

Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia

1986-08-28

Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege

1988-08-08

US Secretary of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia

1989-08-06

Jaime Paz Zamora inaugurated as president of Bolivia

1993-11-04

Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1994-06-08

7.8 earthquake strikes North Bolivia

1994-06-17

1994 World Cup soccer match begin, Germany vs Bolivia in Chicago

1997-06-01

Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.

2003-10-18

Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.

2006-01-22

Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.

2012-06-07

A bus falls into a ravine in La Paz, Bolivia, killing 16 and injuring 32 people

2012-12-01

8 people are killed and 36 injured after a bus overturns in Bolivia

2013-01-21

18 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus falls down a ravine in Yungas, Bolivia

2013-01-24

17 people are killed and 34 are injured in a bus crash in Taperas, Bolivia

2013-08-24

30 people are killed in a gang battle involving flame throwers in Palmasola prison, Bolivia

2013-11-03

8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia

2014-10-12

Evo Morales is re-elected President of Bolivia

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Bolivia - Birthdays
Date Event
1909-02-04

Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)

1919-05-30

René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (d. 1969)

1941-06-07

Jaime Laredo, Bolivia, violinist (Qn Elisabeth of Belgium prize 1959)

1959-10-26

Evo Morales, President of Bolivia

1975-01-31

Bolivia Samsonite, The Voyeur 12

1976-06-21

Natalia Cronenbold Aguilera, Miss Universe-Bolivia (1996)

1978-01-28

Helga Bauer Salas, Miss Bolivia Universe (1997)

1987-08-25

Nahuel Attar, Erase una vez en Bolivia

Bolivia - Notable Deaths

GuevaraOct 9, 1967

Bolivia - Deaths
Date Event
1946-07-21

Gualberto Villarroel, President of Bolivia (b. 1908)

1967-10-09

Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39

1969-04-27

René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (b. 1919)

1976-06-02

Juan José Torres, former President of Bolivia, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor

1996-06-20

Walter Guevara Arze, provisional president of Bolivia (1979), dies

1996-08-06

Hernan Siles Zuazo, Pres of Bolivia (1956-60, 1982-85), dies at 82

2001-06-07

Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (b. 1907)


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