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Ecuador
Ecuador , officially the Republic of Ecuador is a representative democratic republic in South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is one of only two countries in South America, along with Chile, that do not have a border with Brazil...
Timeline of Events
1534
12.6.1534
The city of Quito in Ecuador is founded by Spanish settlers led by Sebastián de Belalcázar.
1809
8.10.1809
Quito, now the capital of Ecuador, declares independence from Spain. This rebellion will be crushed on August 2, 1810.
1821
9.7.1821
The Republic of Gran Colombia (a federation covering much of present day Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, and Ecuador) is established, with Simón Bolívar as the founding President and Francisco de Paula Santander as vice president. thumb declares independence.]]
1822
7.26.1822
José de San Martín arrives in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to meet with Simón Bolívar.
1830
5.13.1830
Ecuador gains its independence from Gran Colombia.
1831
11.17.1831
Ecuador and Venezuela are separated from Greater Colombia.
1832
2.12.1832
Ecuador annexes the Galápagos Islands.
1949
8.5.1949
In Ecuador an earthquake destroys 50 towns and kills more than 6,000.
1953
7.7.1953
Ernesto "Che" Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.
1956
1.8.1956
Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
1983
7.11.1983
A Boeing 727 crashes into hilly terrain after a tail strike in Cuenca, Ecuador, claiming 119 lives.
1991
10.9.1991
Ecuador becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1995
2.17.1995
The Cenepa War between Peru and Ecuador ends on a cease-fire brokered by the UN.
2000
1.21.2000
Ecuador: After the Ecuadorian Congress is seized by indigenous organizations, Col. Lucio Gutierrez, Carlos Solorzano and Antonio Vargas depose President Jamil Mahuad. Gutierrez is later replaced by Gen. Carlos Mendoza, who resigns and allows Vice-President Gustavo Noboa to succeed Mahuad.