Cartagena in History

Colombia: Bogotá - Medellin

Historical Events

  • 1741-03-04 British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)
  • 1741-03-09 British fleet under admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena
  • 1811-11-11 Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain
  • 1907-05-16 In the Pact of Cartagena, Great Britain, France, and Spain agree to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa
  • 1965-10-30 Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia
  • 2003-09-11 The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety enters into effect.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1863-10-24 Manuel Manrique de Lara, Spanish composer (The Oresteia), born in Cartagena, Murcia (d. 1929)
  • 1974-11-02 Orlando Cabrera, Colombian baseball shortstop (Gold Glove Award 2001, 07; Montreal Expos; Boston Red Sox), born in Cartagena, Colombia

Famous Weddings

  • 2006-04-15 "Maria Full of Grace" actress Catalina Sandino Moreno (24) weds lighting technician David Michael Ewell in an intimate civil ceremony in Cartagena de Indies, Colombia