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Charles DarwinSep 19, 1833

John Paul IIJun 11, 1982

Diego MaradonaApr 26, 1991

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Argentina - Historical Events
Date Event
1573-07-06

Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera.

1582-04-16

Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.

1617-12-16

Spanish viceroy Hernando Arias de Saavedra founds provinces Rio de la Plata (Argentina)/Guaira (Paraguay)

1725-10-04

Foundation of Rosario in Argentina.

1807-06-28

British troops lands at Ensenada, Argentina

1810-05-25

The Primera Junta (local government) is established in Argentina

1813-08-19

Gervasio Antonio de Posadas joins Argentina's second triumvirate.

1814-01-31

Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.

1816-07-09

Argentina declares independence from Spain

1828-08-27

Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks

1833-08-24

HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina

1833-09-19

Charles Darwin visits Guardia del Monte, Argentina

1833-10-01

Charles Darwin reaches Rio Tercero Argentina

1833-10-02

Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe Argentina

1833-10-05

Charles Darwin moves with Parana to Santa Fe Bajada Argentina

1853-05-01

Argentina adopts its constitution

1853-05-23

Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859)

1856-05-07

Argentina & Brazil sign a navigation pact

1861-03-20

An earthquake completely destroys Mendoza, Argentina.

1865-07-27

Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.

1866-10-22

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

1875-10-22

First telegraphic connection in Argentina.

1897-01-14

6,960 m (22,834 ft) Cerro Aconcagua (Argentina) 1st climbed

1903-03-25

Racing Club de Avellaneda, one of the big five of Argentina, is founded.

1904-02-22

The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina; the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.

1905-12-11

120°F (49°C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record)

1907-06-01

-27°F (-33°C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)

1912-02-20

Argentina beat the MCC in their inaugural cricket 1st-class fixture

1914-04-25

US President W Wilson is persuaded by the ABC powers - Argentina, Brazil, and Chile - to accept mediation in the conflict with Mexico

1914-08-05

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

1930-07-30

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

1943-06-04

Argentina taken over by Gen Rawson & Col Juan Peron

1944-02-24

Argentina coup by Juan Peron minister of war

1945-10-17

Loyalty Day in Argentina, mass demonstrations held to release Juan Perón

1946-02-24

Juan Peron elected President of Argentina

1951-02-25

1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)

1955-04-21

Minas Gerais Argentina tunnel caves in; 30 die

1955-07-12

Christian Democratic Party forms in Argentina

1955-10-11

All Peron feast days disposed of in Argentina

1955-11-21

Argentina asks Panama for return of ex-president Peron

1958-02-23

Arturo Frondizi elected president of Argentina

1958-05-01

Arturo Frondizi sworn in as president of Argentina

1960-05-23

Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina

1960-06-15

Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichmann

1961-09-22

Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) at 42, completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min

1963-02-12

Argentina asks extraditon of ex-president Peron

1963-07-31

Arturo Illia elected president of Argentina

1963-12-12

Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Peron

1966-05-25

Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die

1967-06-10

Argentina becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1967-07-15

Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open

1968-10-08

Dutch aircraft carrier Karel Doorman (formerly Britsh HMS Venerable) sold to Argentina

1969-05-21

Civil unrest in Rosario, Argentina, aka Rosariazo, following the death of a 15-year-old student.

1969-05-29

General strike in Cordoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest.

1970-02-01

Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die

1971-07-01

Britain & Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands

1972-06-25

Juan Peron elected president of Argentina

1972-11-17

Juan Peron returns to Argentina

1973-05-25

Peronist Hector Campora installed as president of Argentina

1973-06-20

Juan Peron returns to Argentina

1973-06-20

Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.

1973-07-13

Hector de Campora resigns as pres of Argentina

1973-10-12

Juan Peron elected president of Argentina

1974-07-01

Isabel Peron succeeds husband Juan as pres of Argentina

1978-06-25

Argentina beats Holland 3-1 in soccer's 11th World Cup at Buenos Aires

1979-01-08

Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord

1981-12-13

70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)

1982-04-03

UN Security Council demanded Argentina withdraw from Falkland Islands

1982-04-26

Argentina surrenders to Britain on S Georgia near Falkland Island

1982-05-23

BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina

1982-06-11

Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

1982-06-14

Argentina surrenders to Britain on Falkland Is, ends 74-day conflict

1982-06-15

Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat

1982-06-16

Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners

1982-06-17

President Galtieri resigns after leading Argentina to defeat

1982-07-01

General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as president of Argentina

1983-09-23

Argentina milt regime gives amnesty to military/political assassins

1983-10-30

The first democratic elections are held in Argentina after seven years of military rule.

1983-12-10

Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president

1986-06-19

Argentina beats West Germany 3-2 in soccer's 13th World Cup

1986-06-29

Argentina becomes world champion soccer team (3-2 against W-Germany)

1986-08-07

Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina

1987-06-13

Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina

1989-04-28

Argentina, hit by rocketing inflation, runs out of money

1989-07-08

Carlos Saul Menum becomes president of Argentina

1990-07-08

Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for soccer's 14th World Cup in Rome

1991-04-26

Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics

1994-06-25

1,500th goal in Soccer World Cup history scored by Caceres of Argentina

1994-07-03

Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 in soccer world cup

1994-08-20

Archbishop Quarracino wants all homosexuals to leave Argentina

2001-12-20

Argentine economic crisis: President of Argentina Fernando de la Rúa is forced out of office.

2002-01-02

Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.

2002-11-14

Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.

2003-05-25

Néstor Kirchner becomes President of Argentina after defeating Carlos Menem. He is the first elected President since the economic crisis.

2004-12-30

A fire in the República Cromagnon nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 194.

2005-12-15

Argentina's president Néstor Kirchner announces the early repayment of its external debt to the IMF.

2006-12-03

95th Davis Cup: Russia beats Argentina in Moscow (3-2)

2007-10-29

Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

2007-11-23

MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.

2008-11-23

97th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Mar del Plata (3-1)

2009-04-15

Even though official government sources state that Argentina's GDP will actually grow this year, private consulting firms state that Argentine economy has actually been in recession since October 2008

2011-12-04

100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)

2012-02-22

Train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 50 and injures hundreds

2012-04-05

Severe storms in Argentina kill 14 people

2013-04-03

50 people are killed by flooding across Argentina

2014-02-08

17 people are killed after a truck & bus collide in Mendoza, Argentina

2014-07-13

Germany defeats Argentina 1-0 in extra time to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final

2015-12-14

Bus plunges from bridge in Argentina; 41 dead

2015-12-14

Bus plunges from bridge in Argentina; 43 dead

2016-06-27

Chile repeats as Copa America champs; Lionel Messi says he's quitting Argentina

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Argentina - Notable Birthdays

Hipólito YrigoyenJul 12, 1852

Jorge Luis BorgesAug 24, 1899

Eva Peron-DuarteMay 7, 1919

Guillermo VilasAug 17, 1952

Lionel MessiJun 24, 1987

Argentina - Birthdays
Date Event
1770-06-03

Manuel Belgrano, Argentina

1778-02-25

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

1810-05-29

Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentina politician/writer

1811-02-15

Domingo F Sarmiento, president of Argentina (1868-74)

1814-04-24

Vincente F Lopez, Argentina historian (La Novia del Hereje)

1827-01-19

Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (Rafagas,)

1834-11-10

Jose Hernandez, Argentina poet (MartinFierro)

1841-03-07

Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina, poet (El nido de condores)

1851-01-27

Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)

1851-03-19

Roque Saenz Pena, pres of Argentina (1910-14)

1852-07-12

Hipólito Yrigoyen, Buenos Aires, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30) (d. 1933)

1859-05-06

Luis Maria Drago, Argentina, statesman, anti-interventionist

1859-05-19

Eugene Py, La bandera argentina

1862-11-23

Alberto Williams, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Etrerno Reposo)

1866-05-24

Armando Frid, Argentina, live until July 28 1990 (124 years)

1868-10-04

Marcelo Torcuato the Alvear, president of Argentina (1922-28)

1872-03-25

Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument in Argentina)

1874-06-13

Leopoldo Lugones, Argentina, writer

1876-02-26

Agustin P Justo y Rolon, pres Argentina (1931-38)

1882-07-18

Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet/historian (Paraguay)

1899-08-24

Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina, writer of fiction, essays (Labyrinths)

1900-01-30

Martita Hunt, Argentina, actress (Man in Grey, Becket)

1900-08-04

Arturo Umberto Illia, pres of Argentina (1963-66)

1903-05-21

Pedro Aramburu, president Argentina

1906-12-26

Imperio Argentina, Argentine actress and singer (d. 2003)

1907-08-31

Argentina Brunetti, General Hospital

1908-11-28

Arturo Frondizi, president Argentina (1958-62)

1910-02-22

Gene Hamilton, Argentina

1914-11-12

Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic-gold-1936)

1915-01-09

Fernando Lamas, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor ("You look marvelous")

1916-01-11

Bernard Blier, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor (Les Miserables)

1916-04-11

Alberto E Ginastera, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Panambi)

1919-05-07

Eva Peron-Duarte [Evita], Argentina, 1st lady/actress, (d. 1952)

1921-03-11

Astor Piazzolla, Argentina composer (Tango Nuevo)

1926-09-07

Donald Irwin, Rosario, Argentina, American politician, (d. 2013)

1927-03-12

Raul Alfonsin, president (Argentina)

1928-01-13

Nelly Fernández Tiscornia, Made in Argentina

1929-11-30

Humberto Ríos, Argentina, mayo de 1969: Los caminos de la liberación

1930-07-02

Carlos Saul Menem, president of Argentina (1989- )

1931-02-04

Argentina Rioja

1931-02-04

Isabel Peron, [Maria Martinez], dancer/president Argentina

1931-11-26

Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Buenos Argentina, (1980 Nobel Peace Prize)

1931-12-24

Mauricio Kagel, Argentina/German composer

1932-06-21

Lalo [Boris] Schifrin, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer

1932-07-13

Antonio Roma, Buenos Aires, Argentina, football goalkeeper (42 caps), (d. 2013)

1932-12-28

Manuel Puig, Argentina, writer (Blood of Requited Love)

1935-07-09

Mercedes Sosa, [La Negra], Argentina, singer

1936-02-14

Fanne Foxe, [Annabella Battistella], Argentina, (Wilbur Mills affair)

1936-03-06

Florentino Fernández, Imagining Argentina

1936-12-17

Pope Francis [Jorge Mario Bergoglio], Buenos Aires, Argentina, Catholic Pope (2013-). He is the 1st Jesuit pope, the 1st from the Americas and the 1st non-European pope since the Syrian Gregory III in 741.

1937-04-22

Manolo Juárez, Nazi Gold in Argentina

1937-09-15

Fernando de la Rúa, 51st President of Argentina

1941-06-05

Martha Argerich, Buenos Aires Argentina, pianist (debut 1949)

1941-10-05

Eduardo Duhalde, President of Argentina

1943-07-15

Diligenti quintuplets, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1943-10-25

Marta Bianchi, Made in Argentina

1950-01-23

Luis Alberto Spinetta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), (d. 2012)

1950-02-25

Néstor Kirchner, President of Argentina

1952-08-17

Guillermo Vilas, Argentina, tennis champ (US Open-1977)

1952-10-02

George Meegen, England, walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska

1958-08-16

Jose Luis, Clerc Argentina, tennis star

1959-05-29

Felipe Pigna, La Argentina dividida

1959-07-02

Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star

1961-01-02

Jose Cuciuffo, Final: Argentina vs West Germany

1961-10-02

Pablo Arraya, Argentina, tennis star

1962-02-27

Veronica Ribot-Canales, Buenos Aires Argentina, US diver (Olympics-96)

1964-01-12

Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star

1964-10-09

Martin Jaite, Argentina, tennis star

1966-06-27

Mercedes Paz, Tucum Argentina, tennis star (1990 Strasbourg)

1966-08-01

Horacia de la Pena, Argentina, tennis star

1966-12-25

Javier Frana, Rafaela Argentina, tennis star

1967-10-07

Mariana Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star

1968-08-06

Patricia Tarabini, La Plata Argentina, tennis star (1985 Futures ITA)

1969-05-20

Alberto Mancini, Argentina, tennis star

1969-10-20

Guillermo Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star

1970-01-11

Franco Davin, Argentina, tennis star

1970-05-16

Gabriela Sabatini, Argentina, tennis player (Olympic-silver-1988)

1971-04-12

Fernando Meligeni, Argentina, tennis star

1971-06-12

Florencia Labat, Buenos Aires Argentina, tennis star (1992 Austrian)

1972-03-05

Hernan Gumy, Buenos Aires Argentina, tennis star

1973-9-11

Leonardo Salimbeni, Nazi Gold in Argentina

1974-02-17

Valeria Mazza, Rosario Argentina, model (Cosmo-July 1995)

1974-08-14

Rafael García Torres, Round of 16: Argentina vs Mexico

1974-10-30

Mariano Avellaneda, Imagining Argentina

1975-01-03

Santiago Asef, Bicentenario, un viaje a caballo por Argentina

1975-04-19

Nazarena Almada, Miss Argentina Universe (1997)

1976-01-08

Alexandre Pires, Final: Germany vs. Argentina

1976-02-27

Cecilia Pérez-Pradal, Argentina, la casa desaparecida

1976-05-05

Juan Pablo Sorin, Quarter-Finals: Germany vs Argentina

1976-05-23

Zinha, Round of 16: Argentina vs Mexico

1977-02-20

Veronica Ledesma, Miss Universe-Argentina (1996)

1977-06-08

Laura Larrosa, Eva from Argentina

1978-06-24

Juan Román Riquelme, Quarter-Finals: Germany vs Argentina

1979-05-15

Adolfo Bautista, Round of 16: Argentina vs Mexico

1979-06-01

Mario Méndez, Round of 16: Argentina vs Mexico

1979-10-02

José Francisco Fonseca, Round of 16: Argentina vs Mexico

1979-11-05

Sergio Koller Vilaseca, Aborigenes en la Argentina

1980-03-04

Omar Bravo, Round of 16: Argentina vs Mexico

1981-04-02

Lourdes Cecilia Fernández, Popstars: Argentina

1981-06-15

Virginia Da Cunha, Popstars: Argentina

1981-11-21

Jonny Magallon, Round of 16: Argentina vs Mexico

1981-12-11

Javier Saviola, Quarter-Finals: Germany vs Argentina

1982-01-31

María Elizabeth Vera, Popstars: Argentina

1982-02-05

Rodrigo Palacio, Final: Germany vs. Argentina

1982-10-19

Gonzalo Pineda, Round of 16: Argentina vs Mexico

1984-01-31

Lucas Godoy, Welcome to Argentina

1984-07-07

Mateo Sánchez Luna, Andares Africanos en Argentina

1984-9-10

Ivonne Guzmán, Popstars: Argentina

1985-02-23

Paris Galindo, Imagining Argentina

1986-01-09

Javier García-Villaraco, Imagining Argentina

1987-06-24

Lionel Messi, Rosario Argentina, Argentine footballer (FC Barcelona)

1987-12-10

Gonzalo Higuaín, Final: Germany vs. Argentina

1988-01-16

Jorge Torres Nilo, Round of 16: Argentina vs Mexico

1988-10-19

Irene Escolar, Imagining Argentina

1990-03-07

Gala Perdomo, Andares Africanos en Argentina

Argentina - Weddings
Date Event
1812-09-12

Revolutionary leader Jose de San Martin (33) weds María de los Remedios de Escalada at Buenos Aires Cathedral in Argentina

1860-11-11

1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina

2011-04-02

Grammy Awarded singer Michael Buble (34) weds Argentine actress-model Luisana Lopilato (22) at Villa Maria Paz private mansion near Buenos Aires, Argentina

2012-12-20

Actor Facundo Arana (40) weds Maria Susini at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nordelta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina - Notable Deaths

Hipólito YrigoyenJul 3, 1933

Eva Peron-DuarteJul 26, 1952

Argentina - Deaths
Date Event
1875-11-17

Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies

1882-10-20

Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41

1888-09-11

Domingo F Sarmiento, president of Argentina (1868-74), dies at 77

1906-01-18

Bartolomé Mitre, president of Argentina (1862-70), dies at 84

1906-03-17

Carlos Calvo, Argentina diplomat (Calvo Clause), dies at 82

1924-08-26

Eugene Py, La bandera argentina

1932-11-21

Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies

1933-07-03

Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), dies at 80

1942-04-23

Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, pres of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73

1943-01-10

Agustin P Justo y Rolon, pres Argentina (1931-38), dies at 66

1952-07-26

Eva Peron-Duarte, Argentina's 1st lady, dies at 33

1962-11-14

Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet (Hombres & Soledad), dies at 80

1974-07-01

Juan D Peron, president of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies at 78

1984-02-12

Julio Cort zar, Argentina writer (Final del Juego), dies at 69

1988-10-04

Nelly Fernández Tiscornia, Made in Argentina

1990-07-28

Armando Frid, of Argentina (Born May 24, 1866 Guin rec), dies at 124

1992-07-06

Edgardo Pallero, Argentina producer (Los hijos de fierro), dies

1993-04-12

Isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies

1995-04-18

Arturo Frondizi, President of Argentina (1958-62), dies

1995-06-08

Juan Carlos Ongania, pres of Argentina (1966-70), dies

1996-08-27

Alexander Lanusse, military president of Argentina (1971-73), dies

2000-11-23

Gene Hamilton, Argentina

2003-01-12

Leopoldo Galtieri, dictator of Argentina (b. 1926)

2003-08-22

Imperio Argentina, Argentinian singer and actress (b. 1906)

2003-08-22

Imperio Argentina, Dear Nanny

2004-12-11

Jose Cuciuffo, Final: Argentina vs West Germany

2005-12-20

Argentina Brunetti, General Hospital

2014-10-08

Humberto Ríos, Argentina, mayo de 1969: Los caminos de la liberación


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