Honduran History

Historical Events

  • 1798-09-10 British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George
  • 1821-09-15 Act of Independence of Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua declare their independence from the Spanish Empire
  • 1838-11-05 Honduras declares independence of Central American Federation
  • 1849-10-16 British seize Tigre Island in Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras
  • 1894-02-24 Nicaragua captures Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • 1895-06-20 Nicaragua, El Salvador & Honduras form a short-lived confederation
  • 1895-06-28 El Salvador, Honduras & Nicaragua form Central American Union
  • 1907-03-21 US sends troops to Honduras to halt the Nicaraguan army takeover
  • 1907-11-13 The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington, D.C. to promote unification
  • 1911-01-10 Honduras signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
  • 1911-02-08 US helps overthrow President Miguel Devila of Honduras
  • 1912-01-09 US Marines send troops to Honduras
  • 1914-04-27 Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty
  • 1919-09-11 US Marines again send troops to Honduras
  • 1921-01-19 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
  • 1921-09-09 Guatamala, Honduras, and San Salvador agree to Central American Union
  • 1922-01-29 Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved
  • 1922-02-11 US intervention army leaves Honduras
  • 1924-02-28 US begins intervention in Honduras
  • 1932-01-03 Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.
  • 1932-01-04 State of siege proclaimed in Honduras

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953-07-07 Che Guevara sets out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • 1961-10-31 Hurricane Hattie kills 400 in British Honduras
  • 1965-06-05 Lopez Arellano becomes president of Honduras
  • 1966-06-04 -10] Hurricane Alma, kills 51 in Honduras
  • 1969-06-27 Honduras/El Salvador breaks diplomatic relations due to soccer match
  • 1969-07-14 "Futbol War" between El Salvador & Honduras begins
  • 1969-07-14 Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)
  • 1974-09-18 Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
  • 1974-09-19 -20] Hurricane Fifi hits coast of Honduras; about 5,000 die
  • 1976-02-04 7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras
  • 1980-10-30 Honduras & El Salvador settle their boundary dispute
  • 1980-11-18 Honduras & El Salvador signs peace (after "soccer war" 1969)
  • 1981-09-21 Belize (British Honduras) gains independence from UK
  • 1982-01-11 Honduras adopts constitution
  • 1982-01-20 Honduras constitution goes into effect
  • 1982-01-27 Roberto S. Cordova installed as President of Honduras
  • 1988-03-16 US sends 3,000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras
  • 1989-11-26 Rafael Callejas installed as president of Honduras
  • 1990-01-25 Honduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 1993-11-28 Carlos Reina wins Honduras presidential election
  • 1994-01-27 Carlos Reina succeeds pres Callejas in Honduras
  • 1998-10-29 Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, made landfall in Honduras.
  • 2012-02-15 Fire at Comayagua prison, Honduras, kills 358

Famous Birthdays

  • 1780-11-22 Jose Cecilio del Valle, Honduran Politician (d. 1834)
  • 1927-01-26 Jose Simon Azcona Hoyo, president of Honduras (1986-90)
  • 1967-10-22 Carlos Mencia, Honduras-born American comedian
  • 1973-10-09 Carlos Pavón, Honduran footballer
  • 1977-11-30 Iván Guerrero, Honduran footballer

Famous Deaths

  • 2003-08-19 Carlos Roberto Reina, President of Honduras (b. 1926)
  • 2005-10-24 José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (b. 1926)