Lima in History

Peru: Cusco

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1535-01-18 Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima in Peru

Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro
  • 1551-05-12 San Marcos University in Lima, Peru, opens
  • 1624-05-07 Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru
  • 1624-08-14 Dutch fleet seizes Callao the Lima in Peru
  • 1746-10-28 Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
  • 1929-06-03 Chile and Peru sign the Treaty of Lima, finally resolving their border dispute from the War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chile keeps Arica and Peru regains Tacna.
  • 1964-05-24 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
  • 1966-05-25 Peru & Argentina soccer fans fight in Lima; 248 die
  • 1974-01-05 An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses
  • 1987-12-08 The Alianza Lima air disaster.
  • 1992-07-18 The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima, Peru.
  • 1997-01-13 Radical guerrillas hold 72 hostages and shoot at police outside the Japanese Embassy in Lima, Peru
  • 1997-04-22 The Japanese embassy hostage crisis ends in Lima, Peru.
  • 2001-12-29 Mesa Redonda shopping center fire, Lima, Peru, at least 291 killed.
  • 2002-07-20 Bartenders doing tricks with fire start a major fire in a night club in Lima, Peru that kills 25 and injures 100

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-04-06 Protests in Lima, Peru by 30,000 against presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori on 24th anniversary of her father Alberto Fujimori's coup

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori

Famous Birthdays

  • 1586-04-20 Saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)
  • 1920-01-19 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian diplomat, 5th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1982-91) and Prime Minister of Peru (2000-01), born in Lima

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1938-07-28 Alberto Fujimori, President of Peru (1990-2000), born in Lima, Peru

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • 1938-10-03 Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Peruvian economist and 66th President of Peru (2016-present), born in Lima, Peru

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1942-08-02 Isabel Allende, Chilean-American author, novelist (The House of the Spirits, City of the Beasts) and Nobel Prize winner, born in Lima, Peru

  • 1942-11-20 Meredith Monk, American choreographer, composer (Atlas) and performing artist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-10-08 Carlos I Noriega, astronaut (STS 84, sk 97), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1960-03-01 Alicia Dibos, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1963-03-30 Jenny Lidback, LPGA golfer (1995 du Maurier Ltd Classic), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1967-10-23 Jaime Yzaga, Peruvian tennis star, born in Lima, Peru

Famous Deaths


MurderAssassination

1541-06-26 Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.

Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro
  • 1617-08-30 Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (b. 1586)