La Paz in History

Historical Events

  • 1548-07-16 La Paz, Bolivia, is founded
  • 1809-07-16 La Paz, Bolivia declares its independence from the Spanish Crown and forms the Junta Tuitiva. The first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo
  • 1904-10-20 Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific; ecognizing Chile's possession of the coast, providing for construction of a railway linking La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica on the coast
  • 1959-04-19 Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails
  • 2012-06-07 A bus falls into a ravine in La Paz, Bolivia, killing 16 and injuring 32 people