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Events 1 - 51 of 51
1548-07-16 - La Paz, Bolivia is founded
1809-07-16 - The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declared its independence from Spanish Crown and formed the Junta Tuitiva, the first independent government in Spanish America, lead by Pedro Domingo Murillo.
1825-08-06 - Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)
1836-11-11 - Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru
1839-01-20 - In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance.
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.
1910-01-19 - Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty
1914-05-15 - Bolivia becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1929-06-03 - Chile, Peru & Bolivia sign accord about Tacna-Arica-area
1933-05-10 - Paraguay declares war on Bolivia
1933-12-20 - Bolivia & Paraguay sign weapon cease fire
1935-06-12 - Weapons pact ends 3 year war of Gran Chaco (Bolivia vs Paraguay)
1935-06-14 - Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay ends
1943-12-19 - Military coup in Bolivia
1945-04-18 - Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Bolivia are established.
1949-05-02 - Bolivian state of siege proclaimed
1952-04-09 - Popular uprising in Bolivia
1952-04-09 - Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara 1953-07-07 - Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
1959-04-19 - Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails
1967-02-02 - Bolivia adopts its constitution
1967-04-20 - French author Régis Debray caught in Bolivia
1967-10-08 - Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
1967-11-17 - French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia
1969-09-26 - Bolivia military coup under general Ovando Candia
1970-11-27 - Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
1970-12-23 - French author Régis Debray freed in Bolivia
1971-08-22 - Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out
1971-11-05 - Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping
1976-10-13 - A Bolivian Boeing 707 cargo jet crashes in Santa Cruz, Bolivia killing 100 (97, mostly children, killed on the ground).
1978-07-21 - Bolivia milt coup under general Juan Pereda, pres Hugo Banzer flees
1979-11-01 - Bolivia military coup under Gen Busch, pres Guevara flees
1980-07-17 - Bolivian military coup; general Garcia Meza becomes president
1982-07-19 - Bolivian government resigns
1982-10-05 - Hernan Siles Zuazo appointed president of Bolivia
1982-10-10 - Hernan Siles Zuazo installed as president of Bolivia
1983-01-19 - Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
1983-01-25 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
1984-06-30 - Failed coup by cocaine growers in Bolivia
1986-08-28 - Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege
1988-08-08 - Sec of State Shultz narrowly escapes assassin attempt in Bolivia
1989-08-06 - Jaime Paz Zamora inaugurated as president of Bolivia
1993-11-04 - Bolivia becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1994-06-08 - 7.8 earthquake strikes North Bolivia
1994-06-17 - 1994 World Cup soccer match begin, Germany vs Bolivia in Chicago
1997-06-01 - Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
2003-10-18 - Bolivian Gas War: President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, is forced to resign and leave Bolivia.
2006-01-22 - Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.
2012-06-07 - A bus falls into a ravine in La Paz, Bolivia, killing 16 and injuring 32 people
2012-12-01 - 8 people are killed and 36 injured after a bus overturns in Bolivia
Birthdays 1 - 16 of 16
1887-11-28 - Ernst Rohm, German staff member/Bolivian leader/SA
1907-10-07 - Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Bolivian politician (d. 2001)
1909-02-04 - Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)
1918-04-06 - Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president (d. 1982)
1919-05-30 - René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (d. 1969)
1926-05-10 - Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (d. 2002)
1927-07-06 - Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (d. 2004)
1929-01-27 - Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist (d. 1984)
1932-08-08 - Luis García Meza Tejada, Bolivian dictator
1934-01-05 - William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (d. 1971)
1941-06-07 - Jaime Laredo, Bolivia, violinist (Qn Elisabeth of Belgium prize 1959)
1959-10-26 - Evo Morales, President of Bolivia
1969-10-19 - Erwin Sánchez, Bolivian footballer
1974-01-19 - Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer
1976-06-21 - Natalia Cronenbold Aguilera, Miss Universe-Bolivia (1996)
1978-01-28 - Helga Bauer Salas, Miss Bolivia Universe (1997)
Weddings 1 - 1 of 1
2007-04-21 - Bolivian model Carla Moron weds architect Pedro Gantier at la Iglesia San Francisco de Santa Cruz
Deaths 1 - 17 of 17
1946-07-21 - Gualberto Villarroel, President of Bolivia (b. 1908)
1967-10-09 - Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39
1969-04-27 - René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (b. 1919)
1971-11-14 - William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934)
1976-05-11 - J Anaya, Bolivian military/ambassador to France, murdered
1976-06-02 - Juan José Torres, former President of Bolivia, assassinated in the frame of Operation Condor
1982-01-24 - Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president and dictator (b. 1918)
1984-11-06 - Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
1986-08-16 - Jaime Saenz, Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1921)
1996-06-20 - Walter Guevara Arze, provisional president of Bolivia (1979), dies
1996-08-06 - Hernan Siles Zuazo, Pres of Bolivia (1956-60, 1982-85), dies at 82
Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara (1967-10-09) 2001-06-07 - Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (b. 1907)
2002-05-05 - Hugo Banzer, Bolivian dictator (b. 1926)
2004-04-01 - Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (b. 1927)
2007-03-04 - Jorge Kolle Cueto, Bolivian politician
2007-11-23 - Óscar Carmelo Sánchez, Bolivian footballer (b. 1971)
2010-03-30 - Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (b. 1930)