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1502 Columbus arrives on the Atlantic coast of Costa Rica
1539 For the first time, the name Costa Rica is used on official documents
1563 Juan Vázquez de Coronado founds the city of Cartago
1706 Heredia is founded
1736 San José is founded
1821 The "Casa de Enseñanza de Santo Tomás" for higher education is founded
1814 Independence is declared on September 15th; The Pact of Concordia, the first constitution, is signed on December 1st
1824 The annexation of the Nicoya Peninsula
1830 Introduction of the first printing press
1840 Height of coffee exportation
1848 The Republic of Costa Rica is founded
1895 The National Monument is revealed
1897 The National Theater is revealed
1910 Earthquake in Cartago
1948 Civil war. In December the army is abolished
1949 The Second Republic is founded
1960 The local production of television begins
1963 Irazú Volcano erupts
1968 Arenal Volcano erupts
1969 The Pact of San José is signed, American Convention of Human Rights
1986 First trip for Costa Rican astronaut Franklin Chang
1987 Oscar Arias Sánchez receives the Nobel Peace Prize
1991 Earthquake in Limón
1996 The swimmer Claudia Poll wins the gold medal in the Olympics
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Anonymous 2010-01-25 17:27:12

put the actual dates!!!!!!!! exp. 12/21/1502 >:-D
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