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Uruguay - Notable Historical Events

Charles DarwinNov 20, 1833

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Uruguay - Historical Events
Date Event
1807-02-03

A British military force, under Brig-Gen. Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay.

1811-05-18

Battle of Las Piedras: The first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay lead by Jose Artigas.

1825-04-19

33 patriotic exiles return to Uruguay

1825-08-25

Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)

1828-08-27

Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks

1833-07-24

HMS Beagle departs Maldonado Uruguay

1833-11-20

Charles Darwin reaches Punta Gorda, sees Rio Uruguay

1866-10-22

Paraguay: Battle of Curupaytí against Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.

1914-08-05

Cuba, Uruguay, Mexico & Argentina proclaim neutrality in WW I

1930-07-13

1st-ever soccer World Cup competition began in Uruguay

1930-07-30

Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer's 1st World Cup in Montevideo

1939-12-17

German pocket battleship Graf Spee scuttled by its crew off Uruguay

1945-12-18

Uruguay joins UN

1950-07-16

Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro

1951-07-18

Uruguay accepts its constitution

1960-07-16

205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer

1962-01-21

JFK arrives in Uruguay

1966-11-27

Uruguay adopts constitution

1967-07-10

Uruguay becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1972-10-13

Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountains, (passengers eat crash victims to survive, 16 of 45 rescued 2 months later)

1973-06-27

Uruguay suspends constitution

1973-06-27

The President of Uruguay dissolves Parliament and heads a coup d'état.

1977-08-09

The military-controlled Government of Uruguay announces that it will return the nation to civilian rule through general elections in 1981 for a President and Congress.

1980-11-30

Uruguay's new constitution rejected by referendum

1984-11-25

Julio M Sanguinetti wins Uruguay presidential election

1989-11-26

Luis Alberto Lacalle becomes pres of Uruguay

1989-11-27

Luis Alberto Lacelle elected president of Uruguay

1990-03-01

Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as president of Uruguay

1992-06-30

Total solar eclipse in Uruguay (5m21s)

1994-11-27

Julio Maria Sanguinetti elected president of Uruguay

1995-03-01

Julio Maria Sanguinetti sworn in as president of Uruguay

1997-10-10

An Austral Airlines DC-9-32 crashes and explodes near Nuevo Berlin, Uruguay, killing 74.

2010-07-02

Ghana's Black Stars, the only African team standing in the Quarter Finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, are defeated by Uruguay

2013-04-02

Uruguay passes legislation to legalize same-sex marriage

2013-12-10

Uruguay becomes the first country to legalize the growth, sale, and use of marijuana

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Uruguay - Birthdays
Date Event
1764-06-19

Jose Gervasio Artigas, general/father of Uruguay

1858-05-21

Jose Battle Ordonez, Uruguay, politician

1860-08-16

Jules Laforgue, Uruguay, French poet (Les Complaintas)

1926-06-18

Patricia Hutchinson, British ambassador (Uruguay)

1927-10-25

Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, President of Uruguay

1936-01-06

Julio Maria Sanguinetti Cairolo, president of Uruguay (1985-90, 95- )

1938-12-03

Jose Serebrier, Montevideo Uruguay, conductor/composer (Star Wagon)

1945-02-14

Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Piriápolis, Uruguay, football goalkeeper, (d. 2013)

1967-08-04

Marcelo Filippini, Uruguay, tennis star

1970-09-29

Nicolas Pereira, Salto Uruguay, tennis pro

1975-12-01

Sandra Maidana, Miss Universe-Uruguay (1996)

1976-06-25

José Cancela, footballer, Santa Lucía, Uruguay

1976-10-17

Sebastián Abreu, Semi-finals: Uruguay vs Netherlands

1976-11-23

Adriana Cano Garcia, Miss Uruguay Universe (1997)

1979-03-14

Nicolas Anelka, Group A: Uruguay vs France

1980-12-20

Israel Castro, Group A: Mexico vs Uruguay

1982-02-16

Rickie Lambert, Group D: Uruguay vs England

1984-07-07

Alberto Aquilani, Third Place Play-Off: Uruguay vs. Italy

1987-06-21

Pablo Barrera, Group A: Mexico vs Uruguay

Uruguay - Deaths
Date Event
1862-08-06

Francisco Acuna de Figueroa, Uruguay national anthem, dies at 71

1921-06-18

Eduardo Acevedo Diaz, Uruguay writer (Nativa, Lanza y Sable), dies


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