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Peru - Notable Historical Events

Francisco PizarroJul 26, 1529

Simon BolivarSep 10, 1823

Che GuevaraJul 7, 1953

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Peru - Historical Events
Date Event
1529-07-26

Francisco Pizarro appointed governor of Peru

1533-08-29

Francisco Pizarro orders death of last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa

1535-01-18

Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima, Peru

1540-08-15

Arequipa, Peru, is founded.

1551-05-12

San Marcos University in Lima Peru, opens

1623-04-29

11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru

1624-05-07

Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru

1624-05-13

Admiral Hermites' fleet blockade Lima, Peru

1624-06-08

Earthquake strikes Peru

1624-08-14

Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru

1651-03-31

Great earthquake at Cuzco Peru

1821-07-28

Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)

1823-09-10

Simon Bolivar named president of Peru

1824-02-10

Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru

1824-12-09

Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain

1825-08-06

Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)

1827-08-22

José de La Mar becomes President of Peru.

1836-11-11

Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru

1848-04-08

Battle at Xaquixaguana, Peru: Pedro de la Gasca beats Gonzalo Pizarro

1865-12-05

Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.

1868-08-13

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

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.

1879-05-21

War of the Pacific: Two Chilean ships blocking the harbor of Iquique (then belonging to Peru) battle two Peruvian vessels in the Battle of Iquique.

1883-10-20

Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile

1929-06-03

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

1934-05-24

Colombia & Peru sign accord about harbor city Leticia

1941-12-13

Lawine battlers destroy Haaraz, Peru; about 3,000 die

1942-01-29

Peru & Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determiniation)

1945-02-14

Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN

1947-04-28

Thor Heyerdahl & "Kon-Tiki" sail from Peru to Polynesia

1953-07-07

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

1958-05-08

VP Nixon is shoved, stoned, booed & spat upon by protesters in Peru

1959-10-12

At the national congress of APRA in Peru a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party. They will later form APRA Rebelde.

1962-01-10

4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Peru

1962-01-10

Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500

1962-01-11

Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die

1963-06-28

Belaunde Terry inaugurated as pres of Peru

1964-05-24

Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300

1966-05-25

Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die

1968-10-03

Military coup overthrows President Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru

1968-10-09

Government seizes oil fields in Peru

1969-03-25

Andes Pact signed in Peru

1969-08-24

Peru nationalizes US oil interests

1970-05-31

At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake (50-70,000 die)

1971-03-18

200 die in landslide into Lake Yanahuani, Chungar Peru

1974-01-05

An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.

1974-04-26

Landslide in Huancavelica Province Peru creates a natural dam

1978-05-23

General strike in Peru

1978-06-18

Victor de la Torre wins Peru election

1980-05-18

Fernando Belaunde Terry elected president of Peru

1980-07-28

Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaúnde Terry becomes president

1981-12-11

Peru's Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes sec-gen of UN

1981-12-11

UN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Sec Genl

1982-03-02

Terror group "The Illuminated Path" frees 260 prisoners in Peru

1985-04-14

Alan Garcia wins elections in Peru

1985-07-28

Alan Garcia sworn in as president of Peru

1988-08-20

Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1990-05-29

An earthquake hit Peru, killing 56

1990-05-30

135 die in a (6.4) earthquake in Peru

1990-05-30

Earthquake hit Peru, killing 135

1990-07-28

Alberto Fujimoro installed as president of Peru

1992-04-05

Peru's Pres Alberto Fujimori suspend constitution & dissolved Congress

1994-02-16

Premier Alfonso Bustamente ends government in Peru

1994-11-05

Yak-40 accident in north of Peru, 8 killed

1995-01-09

Ecuador & Peru involve in boundary fight

1997-04-22

The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.

2000-11-17

Alberto Fujimori is removed from office as president of Peru.

2001-12-29

Mesa Redonda shopping center fire, Lima, Peru, at least 291 killed.

2002-07-20

South America: A fire in a discotheque in Lima, Peru kills over twenty-five.

2004-12-08

The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.

2005-08-23

TANS Peru Flight 204 crashes near Pucallpa, Peru, killing 41.

2007-08-15

An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.

2013-03-06

9 people die after a plane crashes after being ensnared in power lines in Peru

2013-04-14

33 people are killed after a bus tumbled off a cliff in Trujillo, Peru

2013-10-12

50 people are killed after a truck veers of a cliff in  La Convencion Province, Peru

2016-04-17

Peru reports first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus

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Peru - Birthdays
Date Event
1778-02-25

Jose de San Martin, Yapeyú Corrientes, Argentine General, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule

1833-02-07

Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)

1836-09-05

Justiniano Borgoño, President of Peru (d. 1921)

1895-02-03

Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, politician (APRA-Peru) [or Feb 22]

1909-02-04

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

1910-12-16

Freddie Brown, Peru, cricketer ("Lettuces! Hearts as big as ")

1912-10-07

Fernando Belaúnde Terry, President of Peru (d. 2002)

1922-09-13

Yma Sumac, [Chavarri], Ichocan Peru, 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam)

1936-03-28

Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru, writer (Aunt Julia)/pres candidate

1938-07-28

Alberto Fujimoro, president of Peru (1990- )

1942-11-20

Meredith Monk, Lima, Peru, choreographer-composer-performing artist

1946-03-28

Alejandro Toledo, President of Peru

1949-05-23

Alan Garcia Perez, pres of Peru (1985-90)

1959-10-08

Carlos I Noriega, Lima Peru, astronaut (STS 84, sk 97)

1960-03-01

Alicia Dibos, Lima Peru, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th)

1962-10-23

Jaime Yzaga, Peru, tennis star

1963-03-30

Jenny Lidback, Lima Peru, LPGA golfer (1995 du Maurier Ltd Classic)

1964-07-03

Joe Hamorski, Peru IN, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Greater Greenville-9th)

1967-10-23

Jaime Yzaga, Lima Peru, tennis star

1974-07-02

Natali Sacco, Miss Universe-Peru (1996)

1976-10-29

Claudia Dopf, Miss Peru Universe (1997)

1980-12-23

Wes Brown, Peel: The Peru Project

Peru - Notable Deaths

Diego de AlmagroJul 8, 1538

Peru - Deaths
Date Event
1533-08-29

Atahualpa, last Inca King of Peru, murdered by Spanish conquerors

1538-07-08

Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador (Chile/Peru), killed at Las Salinas at about 63

1542-09-16

Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded

1600-02-15

Jose the Acosta, Spanish missionary (Peru), dies at 59(?)

1620-01-17

Diego Alvarez de Paz, Span missionary/writer (Peru), dies at about 59

1933-04-30

Luis Sanchez Cerro, Pres of Peru, assassinated by Hurtado de Mendoza

1938-04-15

Caesar Vallejo, Peru/French poet (Trilce, Russia & 1931), dies at 46

2006-10-16

Valentín Paniagua Corazao, Ex President of Peru (b. 1936)


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