Quito in History

Ecuador: Cuenca - Guayaquil

Historical Events

  • 1534-12-06 Quito, Ecuador, founded by Spanish
  • 1797-02-04 Earthquake in Quito, Ecuador kills 41,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1802-01-06 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • 1822-05-24 Battle of Pichincha, Bolívar secures independence of Quito from Spain
  • 1875-11-07 Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equitorial Africa
  • 1949-02-12 Panic in Quito, Ecuador, after "War of the Worlds" played on radio
  • 1949-08-05 6.75 Earthquake hits Quito; about 6,000 die

Famous Birthdays

  • 1973-02-05 Diego Serrano, Quito Ecuador, actor (Tomas Rivera-Another World)