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El Salvador
El Salvador - Notable Historical Events

Che GuevaraJul 7, 1953

President ReaganJan 21, 1983

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El Salvador - Historical Events
Date Event
1811-11-05

El Salvador's 1st battle against Spain for independence

1821-09-15

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

1895-06-20

Nicaragua, El Salvador & Honduras form a short-lived confederation

1895-06-28

El Salvador, Honduras & Nicaragua form Central American Union

1913-10-29

Floods in El Salvador kill thousands.

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

1932-01-23

El Salvador army kills 4,000 protesting farmers

1953-07-07

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

1961-01-25

Military coup in El Salvador

1969-06-27

Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match

1969-07-14

"Futbol War" between El Salvador & Honduras begins

1979-10-15

Military coup in El Salvador: president/general Carlos Romero flees

1980-10-30

Honduras & El Salvador settle their boundary dispute

1980-11-18

Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969)

1980-12-02

4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador

1981-01-10

El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "general offensive"

1981-11-16

President Reagan decides on a covert plan to block the Cuban aid to Nicaragua and El Salvador

1981-11-20

El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens "limited offensive"

1981-12-10

-13] El Salvador army kills 900

1982-03-17

4 Dutch TV crew members shot dead in El Salvador

1982-03-28

JN Duartes' Christian Democrats win elections in El Salvador

1982-04-29

Alfredo Magana elected pres of El Salvador

1982-04-30

Alvaro Magana chosen to succeed Jose N Duarte as pres of El Salvador

1983-01-21

President Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid

1983-12-20

El Salvador adopts constitution

1984-05-06

Jose Napoleon Duarte wins El Salvador presidential election

1985-03-31

El Salvador's Pres Duartes' Christian-Democrats win election

1986-10-10

7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador

1988-02-16

1st documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador

1989-11-05

US plays El Salvador in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

1993-11-18

27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador

1994-03-20

El Salvador's 1st pres election following 12-year-old civil war

1994-04-24

Armando Calderon Sol wins El Salvador presidential election

2001-01-13

Earthquake measuring magnitude 7.6 strikes El Salvador, killing more than 840 people

2001-02-13

An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale hits El Salvador, killing at least 400.

2013-12-29

The volcano, Chaparrastique,  erupts in El Salvador

2016-04-09

Panama papers: Mossack Fonseca offices in El Salvador raided

2016-11-25

Magnitude 7.0 Offshore Quake Rattles El Salvador

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El Salvador - Birthdays
Date Event
1900-03-04

Roberto Soundy, El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympic-1968)

1917-08-15

Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman catholic priest (d. 1980)

1925-11-25

Jose Napoleon Duarte, president El Salvador

1946-08-09

Dean Brackley, Return to El Salvador

1947-11-22

Alfredo Cristiani, president of El Salvador (1989-94)

1976-04-22

Milena Mayorga, Miss Universe-El Salvador (1996)

1977-10-12

Carmen Carrillo Vilanova, Miss El Salvador Universe (1997)

El Salvador - Deaths
Date Event
1980-12-25

Oscar Romero, archbishop of El Salvador, murdered

1982-03-17

Hans ter Laag, Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador

1982-03-17

Jan Kuiper, Dutch news editor (IKON), murdered in El Salvador

1982-03-17

Joop Willemsen, Dutch cameraman, murdered in El Salvador

1982-03-17

Koos Koster, Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador

1991-02-28

Guillermo Ungo, member of El Salvador junta (1979-80), dies

1993-03-31

Jose Maria Lemus, president of El Salvador (1956-60), dies

1993-10-25

Francisco Velis, El Salvador guerilla leader (FMLN), murdered

1994-11-26

Arturo Rivera Damas, archbishop of El Salvador (1980-94), dies at 71

2003-02-28

Fidel Sánchez Hernández, President of El Salvador (b. 1917)

2011-10-16

Dean Brackley, Return to El Salvador

2016-01-31

Former president of El Salvador Francisco Flores dead at 56


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