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Ecuador - Notable Historical Events

Alexander von HumboldtJan 6, 1802

Che GuevaraJul 7, 1953

Julian AssangeAug 16, 2012

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Ecuador - Historical Events
Date Event
1534-12-06

Quito, Ecuador, founded by Spanish

1557-04-12

Cuenca is founded in Ecuador.

1797-02-04

Earthquake in Quito, Ecuador kills 41,000

1802-01-06

Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador

1809-08-10

Ecuador declares independence from Spain (National Day)

1820-10-09

Guayaquil, Ecuador declares its freedom from Ecuador

1820-11-03

Cuenca Ecuador declares independence

1830-05-13

Republic of Ecuador is founded, with Juan Jose Flores as president

1831-11-17

Ecuador and Venezuela were separated from Greater Colombia.

1832-02-12

Ecuador annexes Galapagos Islands

1868-08-13

Earthquakes kill 25,000 & causes $300 million damages (Peru & Ecuador)

1906-12-28

Ecuador adopts its constitution

1914-08-31

Ecuador becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

1922-05-29

Ecuador becomes independent

1929-03-28

Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador

1935-08-20

Miltary coup by General Pons & president Ibarra in Ecuador

1942-01-29

Peru & Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determiniation)

1945-02-14

Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN

1949-02-12

Panic in Quito Ecuador, after "War of the World" played on radio

1953-07-07

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

1956-01-08

Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.

1970-09-01

Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador

1972-02-15

Pres Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time

1976-01-11

Military coup in Ecuador, Pres Guillermo Lara leaves

1979-08-10

Ecuador adopts its constitution

1987-03-06

6.8 earthquake hits Ecuador, kills 100

1988-08-10

Rodrigo Borja installed as president of Ecuador

1991-01-26

Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church

1991-10-09

Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1992-07-05

Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador

1993-05-09

Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300

1995-01-09

Ecuador & Peru involve in boundary fight

2012-08-16

Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, is granted political asylum by Ecuador

2013-05-24

Rafael Correa is sworn into a third term as President of Ecuador

2016-04-17

Strong 7.8 earthquake hits off coast of Ecuador

2016-04-19

Ecuador earthquake: At least 413 people confirmed dead

2016-04-24

Death Toll From Ecuador Earthquake Tops 650

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Ecuador - Notable Birthdays

Frederick AshtonSep 17, 1904

Ecuador - Birthdays
Date Event
1800-07-19

Juan José Flores, military and first president of Ecuador (d. 1864)

1900-01-28

Alexandre AM Stols [Chl van Halsbeke], publisher (History of Ecuador)

1904-09-17

Frederick Ashton, Ecuador, British choreographer (Cinderella), (d. 1988)

1906-02-17

Galo Plaza Lasso, pres of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75)

1929-12-13

Albert Paulsen, Guayaquil Ecuador, actor (Doctors' Hospital)

1960-02-27

Andres Gomez, Ecuador, tennis pro (Madrid Grand Prix-1990)

1968-11-11

Wyatt Pauley, Ecuador, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies)

1973-02-05

Diego Serrano, Quito Ecuador, actor (Tomas Rivera-Another World)

1973-04-11

Monica Chala, Miss Universe-Ecuador (1996)

1977-07-22

Maria Jose Lopez, Miss Ecuador Universe (1997)

Ecuador - Deaths
Date Event
1984-10-19

Henri Michaux, Ecuador

1990-06-08

Alfredo Poveda, president of Consul of Ecuador (1976-79), dies

2008-12-15

León Febres Cordero, Ecuador's former President (b. 1931)


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