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 led by Pedro Domingo Murillo, the 1st independent government in Spanish America
  • 1904-10-20 Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific; recognizing 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
  • 2019-09-10 Bolivian wildfires have destroyed two million hectares (almost five million acres), of forest and grassland since August according to College of Biologists in La Paz