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Guatemala - Notable Historical Events

President ReaganJan 7, 1983

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Guatemala - Historical Events
Date Event
1821-09-15

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

1839-04-17

Guatemala forms republic

1871-06-30

Guatemala revolts for agrarian reforms

1902-10-25

Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die

1913-03-28

Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

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

1944-10-01

Newspaper editor Alejandro Córdova assassinated in Guatemala

1944-10-20

Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala

1945-04-19

The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established.

1950-11-10

Jacobo Arbenz Guzman elected president of Guatemala

1952-04-19

56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53

1954-06-17

CIA exile army lands in Guatemala (JF Dulles & United Fruit Co)

1954-06-27

CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala

1954-07-08

Military junta selects colonel Armas president of Guatemala

1957-07-26

Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated

1958-02-12

Gen Miguel Ydegoras Fuentes elected president of Guatemala

1960-07-14

Fire raging through a Guatemala City, Guatemala insane asylum kills 225, severly injuring 300

1960-10-30

Guatemala's "La Hora" reports plan for invasion on Cuba

1976-02-04

7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras

1977-04-27

28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.

1980-01-31

Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41

1982-03-23

Guatemala military coup under gen Rios Montt, pres Romeo Lucas flees

1982-06-09

General Efrain Rios Montt declares himself president of Guatemala

1983-01-07

President Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala

1983-08-08

Military coup in Guatemala, Pres Rios Montt flees

1985-05-31

Guatemala adopts constitution

1986-01-14

Constitution of Guatemala takes effect

1986-01-14

Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954

1987-08-07

5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala

1989-06-17

US beats Guatemala 2-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

1991-01-06

Jorge Serrano Elias elected president of Guatemala

1991-01-14

Jorge Serrano Elias sworn in as president of Guatemala

1993-06-01

Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by army

1993-06-06

Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected pres of Guatemala

1996-05-06

Guatemala's leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war

1996-10-16

Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seat Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.

1997-07-28

Guatemala becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

2007-02-19

Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala.

2012-09-13

33,000 people are evacuated after Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts

2012-11-07

48 people are killed by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Guatemala

2012-12-09

6 people are killed and 41 are injured after a bus plunges 30 metres down a gorge in Guatemala

2013-09-08

11 people are killed and 18 are injured after a gunfire attack in Guatemala City

2013-09-09

44 people are killed and 45 are injured after a bus crashes into a ravine in Northern Guatemala

2017-04-16

Former Mexican governor, on the run for six months, captured in Guatemala

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Guatemala - Notable Birthdays

Miguel AsturiasOct 19, 1899

Guatemala - Birthdays
Date Event
1817-11-24

Juan de la Cruz Moreno Maisonave, Guatemala

1899-10-19

Miguel Asturias, Guatemala, poet/diplomat (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), (d. 1974)

1913-09-14

Jacobo Arbenz, president of Guatemala (1951-54); overthrown by CIA

1915-03-17

Hans Namuth, German/US photographer (Todos Santos, Guatemala)

1918-07-17

Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (d. 2003)

1934-04-13

Suzanne Storrs, Guatemala City

1935-03-27

Fr. Stanley Rother, Roman Catholic Priest, Martyr and Missionary to Guatemala (d. 1981)

1973-07-16

Karla Beteta, Miss Universe-Guatemala (1996)

1978-03-03

Carol Aquino, Miss Guatemala Universe (1997)

1981-08-05

Frandu Almeida, Groovy Filmes Inaugural Project Guatemala

1985-08-23

Rodrigo Rueda Terrazas, Groovy Filmes Inaugural Project Guatemala

1985-11-11

Roberto Peralta, Groovy Filmes Inaugural Project Guatemala

1987-05-11

Caroline Stern, Groovy Filmes Inaugural Project Guatemala

Guatemala - Deaths
Date Event
1907-06-09

Manuel Estrada Vabrera, president Guatemala, murdered

1957-07-26

Carlos Castillo Armas, president of Guatemala, murdered

1968-08-28

John Gordon Mein, US ambassador in Guatemala, dies

1971-01-27

Jacobo Arbenz, President of Guatemala (b. 1913)

1981-07-28

Fr. Stanley Rother, Roman Catholic Priest, Martyr and Missionary to Guatemala (b. 1935)

1990-10-07

Juan Jose Arevalo, president of Guatemala (1945-51), dies

1995-01-25

Suzanne Storrs, Guatemala City

1995-10-21

Hans Helfritz, Guatemala

1996-04-30

Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, pres of Guatemala (1966-70), dies

1997-02-18

Enrique Peralta Azurdia, milt pres of Guatemala in (1963-66), dies

2003-12-06

Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, President of Guatemala (b. 1918)


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