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Historical Events

Events 1 - 25 of 25

1502-09-18 - Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage
1821-09-15 - Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras & Nicaragua gain independ
1824-07-25 - Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
1824-10-09 - Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.
1856-04-11 - Battle of Rivas; Costa Rica beats Wm Walker's invading Nicaraguans
1916-11-30 - Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1919-06-04 - US marines invade Costa Rica
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
1926-03-14 - A train in Costa Rica falls into the Río Virilla, killing 248 and injuring 93.
1948-06-19 - Panama & Costa Rica recognize Israel
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 1949-11-09 - Costa Rica adopts Constitution
1953-07-07 - Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
1968-07-29 - Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
1978-06-10 - Costa Rica becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1982-02-07 - Luis A Monge elected pres of Costa Rica
1986-02-02 - Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica
1987-10-12 - Oscar Arias (Costa Rican Pres) wins Nobel Peace Prize
1987-10-13 - Costa Rican Pres Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize
1989-04-16 - Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1989-04-30 - US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1991-04-22 - Earthquake strikes Costa Rica & Panama, kills 95
1994-02-06 - Jose Maria Figueres elected president of Costa Rica
1994-05-08 - Jose Maria Figueres becomes president of Costa Rica
2009-01-08 - A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Costa Rica´s region of Volcan Poás, with an epicenter near Cinchona. It was caused by Varablanca-Angel fault.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 36 of 36

1826-04-08 - Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (d. 1890)
1919-04-17 - Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer
1940-09-13 - Óscar Arias, Costa Rican politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1941-12-06 - John Nelson, San Jose Costa Rica, conductor (Les Troyens of Berlioz)
1950-04-05 - Franklin R Chang-Diaz, Costa Rica, astro (STS 61C, 34,46,60,75, sk:91)
1955-09-10 - Giannina Facio Franco, San Jose Costa Rica, Mrs Phillipe Junot
1959-11-07 - Alexandre Guimarães, Costa Rican football manager
1963-08-13 - Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympics-7th-1996)
1970-11-08 - José Francisco Porras, Costa Rican footballer
1972-12-24 - Alvaro Mesen, Costa Rican footballer
1974-08-10 - Luis Marín, Costa Rican footballer
1974-10-06 - Walter Centeno, Costa Rican footballer
1975-01-24 - Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer
1975-09-07 - Harold Wallace, Costa Rican footballer
1975-09-18 - "Habacuc" Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican artist
1976-07-31 - Paulo Wanchope, Costa Rican footballer
1976-09-08 - Gerald Drummond, Costa Rican footballer
1976-09-08 - Jervis Drummond, Costa Rican footballer
1976-11-17 - Dafne Zeledon, Miss Universe-Costa Rica (1996)
1977-05-06 - Gabriela Aguilar, Miss Costa Rica Universe (1997)
1977-08-08 - Kurt Bernard, Costa Rican footballer
1977-08-23 - Douglas Sequeira, Costa Rican footballer
1977-12-31 - Wardy Alfaro, Costa Rican footballer
1979-10-01 - Gilberto Martínez, Costa Rican footballer
1979-10-25 - Milena Roucka, Canadian former model current professional wrestler of Czech and Costa Rican descent.
1979-11-07 - Danny Fonseca, Costa Rican footballer
1980-04-15 - Victor Núñez, Costa Rican footballer
1980-11-21 - Leonardo González, Costa Rican footballer
1981-12-30 - Michael Rodríguez, Costa Rican footballer
1982-03-25 - Álvaro Saborío, Costa Rican footballer
1982-04-09 - Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer
1982-07-16 - Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer
1984-05-17 - Christian Bolaños, Costa Rican footballer
1984-06-30 - Gabriel Badilla, Costa Rican footballer
1984-12-30 - Randall Azofeifa, Costa Rican footballer
1985-08-08 - Brayan Ruiz, Costa Rican football player

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

2005-12-29 - "One Life To Live" actress Bree Williamson (26) weds surfer Josh Evans near the Flor Blanca Resort in Mal Pais, Costa Rica
2006-01-07 - Punky pop singer Pink (26) weds motocross daredevil and The Surreal Life actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
2006-03-03 - "Gata Salvaje" telenovela actress Carolina Tejera (29) weds Costa Rican businessman Don Stockwell at the Hotel Marriott in San Jose, Costa Rica
2006-04-01 - Miss Costa Rica 2001 Piarella Peralta weds Dutch banker Tiemo Wesseling at Iglesia de Orosi in the Cartago province of Costa Rica

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 5 of 5

1856-04-11 - Juan Santamaría, national hero of Costa Rica (b. 1831)
1890-12-31 - Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (b. 1826)
1990-06-08 - Jose Figueres, president of Costa Rica (1948-49, 53-58, 70-74), dies
1991-10-13 - Daniel Oduber Quiros, president of Costa Rica (1974-1978), dies
2011-06-23 - Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985)


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