Colombian history events

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In History
  • Colombia grants independence to Panama

    Colombia grants independence to Panama
    It was the separation of Panama from Colombia was a fact on November 3, 1903, after the War of a Thousand Days.
  • Panama seceded from Colombia with USA backing; allowed USA to build Panama Canal

    Panama seceded from Colombia with USA backing; allowed USA to build Panama Canal
    The Panama Canal reduce costs and obtain more profits and it has been developed for new ships and new forms of navigation
  • Military coup by General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla in Colombia

    Military coup by General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla in Colombia
    The 1953 Colombian coup d'état was the coup followed by seizing of power, by Colombia's commander in chief Gustavo Rojas Pinilla on June 13, 1953. He ruled as dictator until 1957.
  • Dynamite transport explodes in Colombia; about 1200 die in Santiago de Cali

    Dynamite transport explodes in Colombia; about 1200 die in Santiago de Cali
    Thousands of mutilated bodies, twisted irons, debris and an endless souls lost between pain and fear.
  • Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FarC) set up

    Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FarC) set up
    The FARC was a guerrilla movement that involved in the continuing Colombian armed conflict from 1964 to 2017. The FARC–EP was formed during the Cold War period as a Marxist–Leninist peasant force promoting a political line of agrarianism and anti-imperialism.
  • M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia

    M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia
    The Palace of Justice siege (Toma del Palacio de Justicia in Spanish) was a 1985 attack on the Supreme Court of Colombia, in which members of the M-19 Marxist guerrilla group took over the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, Colombia, and held the Supreme Court hostage, intending to hold a trial against President Belisario Betancur.
  • Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia

    Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia
    The Armero tragedy was one of the major consequences of the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz in Tolima, Colombia, on November 13, 1985. Lahars covered the town of Armero. Killing 25.000 people
  • Colombian drug leader Pablo Escobar

    Colombian drug leader Pablo Escobar
    Escobar was responsible for an enormous number of deaths, massacres and narcoterrorist attacks as he maintained his grip on the cartel. In one instance, Escobar ordered the bombing of an aircraft which was supposed to be carrying César Gaviria, a presidential candidate opposed to the cartels. The plane was not carrying Gaviria and all 107 aboard died.
  • Colombia is a state of emergency

    Colombia is a state of emergency
    Moments before Alvaro Uribe is sworn in as president, suspected Farc explosions rock Bogota. Twenty people are killed. Days later, Uribe declares state of emergency
  • FARC launched massive attack in remote village of Toribío

    FARC launched massive attack in remote village of Toribío
    On this occasion, it is a 'Chiva bomb' that the FARC activated against the police station. A hundred of the wounded and the 400 houses have been destroyed