Today in Peruvian History
Events 1 - 90 of 90
1500-07-15 - Baglione family massacre at the "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia
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
1600-02-19 - The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.
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
1746-10-28 - Peruvian cities of Lima & Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
1821-07-28 - Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1821-10-08 - The government of general José de San Martín establishes the Peruvian Navy.
Military and Political Leader Simon Bolivar 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
1839-01-20 - In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance.
1848-04-08 - Battle at Xaquixaguana, Peru: Pedro de la Gasca beats Gonzalo Pizarro
1865-11-26 - Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.
1865-12-05 - Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
1866-05-02 - Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao.
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.
1879-10-08 - War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.
1883-10-20 - Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
1911-08-22 - Vincenzo Perugia steals Mona Lisa from Louvre, Paris
1924-05-07 - Peruvian Torre forms APRA, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana
1929-06-03 - Border dispute between Peru & Chile resolved
1929-06-03 - Chile, Peru & Bolivia sign accord about Tacna-Arica-area
1934-05-24 - Colombia & Peru sign accord about harbor city Leticia
1941-01-27 - Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreiber warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor
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
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.
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 Pres 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)
1970-08-09 - Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes
1971-03-18 - 200 die in landslide into Lake Yanahuani, Chungar Peru
1971-12-24 - Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke found 10 days later
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
1994-02-25 - Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31
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.
2009-04-07 - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.
2012-03-04 - Over 10,000 illegal Peruvian gold miners clash with police to gain control of Puerto Maldonado
Birthdays 1 - 58 of 58
1523-11-11 - Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician
1579-12-09 - Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice) (d. 1639)
1586-04-20 - Saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)
1663-11-26 - Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian poet (Obras Dramaticas)
1778-02-25 - Jose Francisco de San Martin, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru
1833-02-07 - Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)
1836-09-05 - Justiniano Borgoño, President of Peru (d. 1921)
1863-06-10 - Louis M A Couperus, Dutch poet/writer (Eline Vere)
1882-11-02 - Leo Perutz, writer
1886-02-23 - Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author
1891-04-30 - Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Swart mar leaflik)
1892-03-16 - Caesar Vallejo, Peruvian/French poet (Los Heraldos Negros)
1895-02-03 - Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, politician (APRA-Peru) [or Feb 22]
1895-02-22 - Victor RaulHaya de la Torre, founder (Peruvian Aprista Party)
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)
1914-05-19 - Max Perutz, Austrian-born molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 2002)
1920-01-19 - Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian United Nations Secretary General
1922-09-13 - Yma Sumac, [Chavarri], Ichocan Peru, 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam)
1925-12-25 - Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born author (d. 1998)
1936-03-28 - Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru, writer (Aunt Julia)/pres candidate
1936-09-23 - Valentín Paniagua, Peruvian politician
1938-07-28 - Alberto Fujimoro, president of Peru (1990- )
1941-01-08 - Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
1942-11-20 - Meredith Monk, Lima Peru, choreographer-composer-performing artist
1945-05-20 - Vladimiro Montesinos, Peruvian politician
1946-03-28 - Alejandro Toledo, President of Peru
1947-07-08 - Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
1949-05-23 - Alan Garcia Perez, pres of Peru (1985-90)
1949-05-25 - Lalith Kaluperuma, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982)
1954-10-30 - Mario Testino, Peruvian-born English fashion photographer
1959-10-07 - Lourdes Flores, Peruvian politician
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)
1960-10-08 - François Pérusse, Quebec humorist
1961-10-22 - Sanath Kaluperuma, cricketer (four Tests for Sri Lanka 1984-88)
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)
1967-04-17 - Henry Ian Cusick, Peruvian-born Scottish actor
1967-10-23 - Jaime Yzaga, Lima Peru, tennis star
1967-11-28 - José del Solar, Peruvian footballer
1971-10-27 - Jorge Soto, Peruvian footballer
1972-12-28 - Roberto Palacios, Peruvian footballer
1974-07-02 - Natali Sacco, Miss Universe-Peru (1996)
1974-12-12 - Nolberto Solano, Peruvian footballer
1976-10-29 - Claudia Dopf, Miss Peru Universe (1997)
1977-03-23 - Jean Carlos Gamarra, Peruvian taekwondo practitioner
1977-04-07 - Silvana Arias, Peruvian actress
1978-10-03 - Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian footballer
1978-12-29 - Alexis Amore, Peruvian pornographic actress
1981-06-16 - Miguel Villalta, Peruvian Footballer
1983-04-17 - Roberto Jimenez, Peruvian football player
1984-01-01 - José Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian footballer
1984-10-26 - Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer
1986-01-14 - Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player
1990-12-27 - Luis Trujillo, Peruvian Football Player
Weddings 1 - 1 of 1
1955-09-18 - Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (27) weds Peruvian economist Hilda Gadea (34) in Mexico
Deaths 1 - 27 of 27
1533-08-29 - Atahualpa, last Inca King of Peru, murdered by Spanish conquerors
1538-07-08 - Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador (Chile/Peru), dies at about 63
1541-06-26 - Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.
1542-09-16 - Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
1576-12-15 - Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53
1600-02-15 - Jose the Acosta, Spanish missionary (Peru), dies at 59(?)
1616-04-23 - El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian writer (b. 1539)
1617-08-30 - Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (b. 1586)
1620-01-17 - Diego Alvarez de Paz, Span missionary/writer (Peru), dies at about 59
1639-01-23 - Francisco Maldonado da Silva Solis, Peruvian poet, burned at stake
1639-11-03 - Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), dies at 69
1743-04-30 - Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian playwright/poet, dies
1781-05-18 - Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian Indian revolutionary, a descendant of the last Inca ruler, Túpac Amaru (b. 1742)
1879-10-08 - Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian Admiral (b. 1834)
1923-07-16 - Louis M A Couperus, poet/writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60
1930-04-16 - José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
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
1966-08-18 - Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Struggle & Blessing), dies at 75
1983-11-27 - Manuel Scorza, Peruvian writer, dies at about 55
1992-02-15 - María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
1994-12-04 - Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66
1998-04-27 - Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born writer (b. 1925)
2002-02-06 - Max Perutz, Austrian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1914)
2002-06-04 - Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Peruvian politician (b. 1912)
2006-10-16 - Valentín Paniagua Corazao, Ex President of Peru (b. 1936)
2008-11-01 - Yma Sumac, Peruvian singer (b. 1922)