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Caracas
Caracas , officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital and largest city of Venezuela; natives or residents are known as Caraquenians in English . It is located in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range...
Timeline of Events
1567
7.25.1567
Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.
1810
4.19.1810
Venezuela achieves home rule: Vicente Emparan, Governor of the Captaincy General is removed by the people of Caracas and a Junta is installed.
4.20.1810
The Governor of Caracas declares independence from Spain.
1812
3.26.1812
An earthquake destroys Caracas, Venezuela.
1950
11.13.1950
General Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, President of Venezuela, is assassinated in Caracas.
1958
5.13.1958
During a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, Vice President Richard Nixon's car is attacked by anti-American demonstrators.
1967
7.29.1967
During the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela is shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.