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Costa Rica
Costa Rica - Notable Historical Events

Christopher ColumbusSep 18, 1502

Che GuevaraJul 7, 1953

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Costa Rica - Historical Events
Date Event
1502-09-18

Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage

1821-09-15

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua gain independence

1824-07-25

Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.

1824-10-09

Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.

1856-04-11

Battle of Rivas; Costa Rica beats Wm Walker's invading Nicaraguans

1916-11-30

Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

1919-06-04

US marines invade Costa Rica

1921-01-19

Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union

1922-01-29

Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved

1926-03-14

A train in Costa Rica falls into the Río Virilla, killing 248 and injuring 93.

1948-06-19

Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel

1949-11-09

Costa Rica adopts Constitution

1953-07-07

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

1968-07-29

Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption

1978-06-10

Costa Rica becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1982-02-07

Luis A Monge elected pres of Costa Rica

1986-02-02

Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica

1989-04-16

Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

1989-04-30

US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

1991-04-22

Earthquake strikes Costa Rica & Panama, kills 95

1994-02-06

Jose Maria Figueres elected president of Costa Rica

1994-05-08

Jose Maria Figueres becomes president of Costa Rica

2009-01-08

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Costa Rica´s region of Volcan Poás, with an epicenter near Cinchona. It was caused by Varablanca-Angel fault.

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Costa Rica - Birthdays
Date Event
1941-12-06

John Nelson, San Jose Costa Rica, conductor (Les Troyens of Berlioz)

1950-04-05

Franklin R Chang-Diaz, Costa Rica, astro (STS 61C, 34,46,60,75, sk:91)

1955-09-10

Giannina Facio Franco, San Jose Costa Rica, Mrs Phillipe Junot

1963-08-13

Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympics-7th-1996)

1967-9-28

Eugenia Bolaños, Costa Rica: Tierra de contrastes

1970-11-21

Travis W. Fox, Living Life in Costa Rica

1971-04-11

Rosario, Private Film 12: Costa Rica Getaway

1976-11-17

Dafne Zeledon, Miss Universe-Costa Rica (1996)

1977-05-06

Gabriela Aguilar, Miss Costa Rica Universe (1997)

1981-06-21

Amber Campisi, Arenal, Costa Rica

Costa Rica - Notable Weddings

PinkJan 7, 2006

Costa Rica - Weddings
Date Event
2005-12-29

"One Life To Live" actress Bree Williamson (26) weds surfer Josh Evans near the Flor Blanca Resort in Mal Pais, Costa Rica

2006-01-07

Punky pop singer Pink (26) weds motocross daredevil and The Surreal Life actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

2006-03-03

"Gata Salvaje" telenovela actress Carolina Tejera (29) weds Costa Rican businessman Don Stockwell at the Hotel Marriott in San Jose, Costa Rica

2006-04-01

Miss Costa Rica 2001 Piarella Peralta weds Dutch banker Tiemo Wesseling at Iglesia de Orosi in the Cartago province of Costa Rica

2014-05-09

Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland (33) weds manager Tim Witherspoon in Costa Rica

Costa Rica - Deaths
Date Event
1856-04-11

Juan Santamaría, national hero of Costa Rica (b. 1831)

1990-06-08

Jose Figueres, president of Costa Rica (1948-49, 53-58, 70-74), dies

1991-10-13

Daniel Oduber Quiros, president of Costa Rica (1974-1978), dies


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