CALENDARY: Calendary

500 - B.C. Indian hunters come to the territory of Costa Rica. They cultivated grains, yuka and cotton.

500 - well organized Indian groupsb trade each other, wage wars and keep culture touches with other Central and South America tribes.

950 - Queipo tribe settled in the nowadays terrain of Manuel Antonio National Park.

1492 - Barva volcano eruption.

1571 - Spain confirmed the slavery in its colonies in America.

1506 - Diego de Nicuesa tried to conquer Costa Rica. After short time, he come back to Spain.

1519 - The discovery of Cano Island.

1519 - Ponce de Leon put on map Quepos village.

1519 - the big epidemy outbreak decimated Costa Rica Indians.

1522 - 21th of January,; On expedition of Gil Gonzalez Davila, (during which a large amount of gold was removed), due to the epidemy outbreak, 1.000 people have been killed.

1524 - The first spanish settlement in Nicoya Bay - Brusellas has been founded.

1525 - Bruselas is depopulated by the order of Fernando de Cordoba.

1527 - Diego Lopez de Salcedo ruined Bruselas village.

1529 - Martin Estete explored the terrains to the south off the San Juan river mouth, among others Tortuguero Canals.

1539 - The name Costa Rica appeared in documents for the first time.

1539 - Herman Sanchez de Badajoz was appointed for the leader of Costa Rica.

1540 - Badajoz and San Marcos port foundation (the first spanish settlements on the atlantic coast).

1540 - Rodrigo de Contreras sent the expedition, that conquered Herman Sanchez Badajoz.

1540 - Diego de Guttierez was appointed to explore Costa Rica.

1543 - Costa Rica is put into new born captaincy-general of Guatemala (which was a part of Vicekingdom of Spain).

1543 - Diego de Guttierez came to Costa Rica and prisoned two cacigues.

1543 -22th of november., Diego de Guttierez set up Santiago village.

1544 - Indians rebellions and killing of Guttieres at Tayutic.

1559 - The decision of Spain about conguest Costa Rica.

1561 - Barva village foundation.

1563 - Spanish concvistador Juan Vasguez de Coronado set up Cartago (capital).

1563 - Juan Vasguez de Coronado forced the cacigue of Qeuipo tribe to sign the traet with spanish authorities.

1565 - Indian angler perceiverd Virgin Mary on the coffee root (not far from Ujarraz).

1568 - Pedro de Rivera established Aranjuez village.

1569 - Pedro de Rivera devided Indians into small groups and give them for different concvistadors.

1570 - The Ujarraz diocese has been established.

1571 - Cartago authorities wrote to Spanish King Felipe II and solicited for establishing the diocese.

1571 - Spaniard Juan de Pizzaro set up the first in the country Franciscan mission San Bernardino de Quepos.

1577 - By order of governor Diego de Artieda Caldera port has been established.

1580 - Juan de Pizzaro has been hung in San Bernardino de Quepos mission.

1601 - 24th of December,; governor Gonzalo Vasguez de Coronado organized nationwide festivities that are the beginning of tradition of celebrating X-mas in Costa Rica.

1604 - Port Suerre plundered by pirates.

1610 - The beginning of conquering Talamanca region.

1610 - Due to the cruelty of lieutant Diego de Sojo Indians from Talamanca unleashed the rebellion.

1613 - The foundation of San Bartolome de Barva.

1619 - Alonso del Castillo y Guzman went to Talamanca, caught and drove back to Cartago 400 Indians..

1622 - Costa Rica asked to belong to Audiencia of Panama instead to Guatemala.

1635 - 2th August, For a Mullatto girl who was picking the dry twigs, appeared the figure of Black Virgin. (the immediate reason for building in that place the cathedral in Cartago).

1636 - Matina village foundation.

1644 - The rebuilding the church San Blas in Nicoi.

1649 - Franciscans monks made the artificial unity of Indians Diquis and Boruca.

1662 - Arias Maldonado in Talamanca. Trial of reestablish Santiago de Talamanca.

1663 - Arias Maldonado left alone in jungle of Talamanca. Survived by the help of Indians.

1665 - Spain closed Costa Rica ports due to the threats of pirate attacks.

1671 - According to a legend, on the hills around Quepos 700 tons of treasures from Panama City have been hiden.

1681 - The beginning of building the church in Ujarras.

1681 - Pirate Lorencillo attacked Matina.

1689 - Missionaries Antonio Margil and Melchor Lopez entered Talamanca to christianise Indians.

1690 - The pestilence in Reventazon, Turrialba and Tuis valleys seriously reduced the population of Indians.

1693 - The first case when British come to Talamanca to caught Indians and get them as slaves to Jamaica.

1694 - Repeated outbteak of pestilence in Reventazon and Turrialba valleys.

1706 - In the vicinity of Heredia, the chapel has been built.

1709 - Violent uprising of Indians in Talamanca region.

1709 - Cocoa grains became official currency in Costa Rica.

1709 - A british pirete John Clipperon together with Queipo Indians explored Manuel Antonio Hills searching for treasures.

1709 - Revolution in Talamanca. It was lead by Indian Pablo Presbere.

1717 - To Cujubigui (today quarter of Heredia) the chapel from the other side of Meseta Central has been moved.

1723 - The Irazu volcano eruption damaged Cartago.

1723 - Turrialba volcano eruption.

1724 - Invasion of Miskito Indians on Matina Valley.

1725 - Miskitos come again to Matina Valley, this time with peace proposition. (But finally they robberied cacao plantations).

1737 - 21th of May, San Jose has been founded.

1743 - Franciscan monks established the church in Orosi.

1746 - Queipo Indians dissapeared forever.

1746 - Due to the threat of Indian attacks the mission of San Bernardino de Quepos has been closed.

1749 - The foundation of Tres Rios.

1755 - Inhabitants of Escazu are obligated by court to moved to modern capital of the country.

1756 - The earthquake in Cartago.

1767 - The church in Barva has been erected.

1769 - Liberia has been founded.

1778 - Miskito Indians come to Matina and demand gifts for their kings.

1781 - In San Jose has been established Royal Canopy Monopoly firm.

1782 - The establishing of Alajuela.

1782 - A bishop Esteban Lorenzo de Tristan has founded a school and hospital in Cartago.

1783 - The terrain of today La Sabana Municipal Park in San Jose has been given as free pasures for the cattle of the porest inhabitants.

1787 - The court of Guatemala Audience granted Costa Rica a monopoly for trade of tabacco.

1790 - Cayetano Guttierrez built a town-hall in Heredia (today old town-hall).

1790 - Pedro Antonio Solares (the richest man in the province) bought todays Casa de la Cultura in Heredii.

1792 - Due to the bad quality of tabacco, Costa Rica has lost its monopoly for tabacco trading.

1797 - The Cathedral of Immaculate Concepcion has been built in Heredia.

1804 - The government suggested for tabacco plantators introducing indygo and sugar cane new cultivations.

1804 - Miguel Ramos founded the chapelin Santa Cruz.

1808 - The first coffee seedlings are brought from Cuba.

1812 - Costa Rica sends the batalion to Nicaragua for restrain antispanish uprisings.

1813 - 11th of January;, The first session of Council in old town-hall in Heredia.

1814 - Puntarenas for the first time is granted the name of the most important port in the country.

1814 - The Saint Thomas school (the future university) has been created.

1814 - 11th of November;, The last session of Council in (now) old town-hall in Heredia.

1815 - Bishop excommunicated Ticos who didn`t want to pay the taxes.

1815 - Gold mining began in the Montes de Aguacate.

1816 - The coffee cultivating started in Meseta Central.

1821 - Costa Rica freed from Spain severeignty and became independence nation.

1823 - 5th of April. The Ochomogo National War ended the quarrel of four towns of Meseta Central about if enter into Iturbite Empire in Mexico or choose the partly independence in the shape of the United Provinces of Central America.

1823 - July. The constitutional tribunal of United provinces of Central America confirmed the first shield of Costa Rica.

1823 - 2th of november; The first change of Costa Rica shield.

1824 - 17th of April; The slavery in Costa Rica has been suppressed.

1824 - Government began minting coinage for the first time.

1825 - The chief of Costa Rica state became Juan Mora Fernandez.

1825 - The first country constitution has been announced.

1825 - 25th of July, Due to the referendum, Costa Rica annexed Guanacaste province.

1825 - The first Costa Rica bishop has been created but out of Pope agreement.

1831 - The first printers in the country has been founded.

1833 - After local flooding, inhabitants left forever Ujarraz village.

1833 - "Noticioso universal", the first Costa Rica newspaper begins publication at Alajuela.

1834 - So calle "ley de la ambulancia" (the right of moving capital" is come to being.

1834 - Caldera is declared the main pacific coast port in the country.

1834 - The first mention of volcanic activity of Poas Volcano.

1835 - September;, San Jose is attacked by three other towns and the second national war in Costa Rica history outbroke (the league war).

1835 - San Juan de Murcielagos became for short time the capital of Costa Rica.

1836 - A few emmigrants led by Manuel Quijano made the unsuccessful invasion on Guanacaste province.

1837 - San Juan de Murcielagos stopped being the capital

1838 - Braulio Carillo led Costa Rica out of the United Provinces of Central America.

1840 - April. The third shield in Costa Rica history has been confirmed. (Its main elements were fist and hand).

1841 - The earthquake destroyed Cartago.

1840 - Establishment of Turrialba.

1842 - Honduran Francisco Morazan made invasion to Costa Rica and overthrew the up to then chief of the country Braulio Carillo.

1843 - Coffee became the main export good in Costa Rica. The new social class of coffee barons is born.

1843 - British trader William Le Lacheur in his way back from USA to Europe called to Puntarenas port in searching for profitable load. Its ship were fullfilled with coffee.

1843 - The Saint Thomas University come into being.

1844 - The congress admitted the new constitution.

1844 - The hospital San Juan de Dios has been established.

1846 - The opening of route Meseta Central-Puntarenas.

1847 - Puntarenas is declared the free port.

1847 - The Turrialba volcano eruption.

1847 - On December, the traditional corrida in Zapote is organized for the first time.

1848 - 31th of August, Costa Rica became a republic after decay of United Provinces of Central America.

1848 - Kilka nieudanych rewolt przeciwko prezydenturze Jose M. Castro Madriz.

1848 - The matches were introduced to Costa Rica.

1848 - The prison in San Jose (now the Museum of Children) is erected.

1850 - 1th of March; The Costa Rica diocese has been founded.

1851 - Anselmo Llorente became the first president of Costa Rica.

1851 - The earthquake in Meseta Central destroyed buildings in San Jose, Cartago and Heredia.

1852 - The brewery in San Jose foundation.

1852 - The church of La Agonia in Liberia has been erected.

1852 - Costa Rica and Holland got the diplomatic relationship.

1852 - Strajki w kopalniach złota w Guanacaste.

1853 - Turrialba volcano eruption.

1855 - 6 March; the renovation of Cathedral in Heredia (after the earthquake of 1851) was come into effect.

1856 - American filibustier William Walker attacked Costa Rica.

1858 - The cholera epidemy in Costa Rica killed 10 % of the country population.

1858 - Border treaty Canaz-Jerez between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

1859 - The coup d`etat. Jose Maria Montealegre got the power.

1860 - September 14th; Fights at Angostura (between government forces and supporters of Mora).

1860 - Juan Rafael Mora Porras and his cousin Jose Maria Canas have been shot in Puntarenas for the trial of coming back to power.

1862 - The church in San Rafael was established.

1862 - The system of lamps in the streets came into being in Heredia.

1863 - The realising the oldest postal stamp in Costa Rica (so called Penny Black).

1864 - The scandal connected with granted asylum for former salvadoran president Gerando Barrios. El Salvador government demanded the extradition.

1865 - Limon has been declared the biggest atlantic port in the country.

1867 - The foundation of Puerto Limon.

1869 - Costa Rica vtake control over Cocos island.

1869 - The primary education became free and obligatory.

1871 - The beginning of building the atlantic railway in Costa Rica.

1871 - The beginning of building of Cathedral Metropolitana in San Jose.

1872 - 1th of January; The Iron pier in Puntarenas come into being.

1872 - To Costa Rica come the first groupe oj Jamaican Black volunteers for building the railway.

1873 - The railway connexion between San Jose-Alajuela started.

1874 - The foundation of the building of Ministry of Education in Alajuela.

1876 - In Heredia El Fortin tower is founded.

1876 - Border quarrel Costa Rica - Nicaragua reborn. Tomas Guardia declared the war, but there wasn`t any fights.

1878 - The Costa Rica bananas export started.

1878 - The first pipe-line in Heredia has come into the being.

1879 - The strike of atlantic railway building.

1881 - The museum in Santa Rosa National Park is founded.

1882 - The death penalty is abolished.

1882 - The first excavations took place in Guayabo National Monument, under the guidance of Anastasio Alfaro.

1882 - The Liceo of Heredia building has been erected.

1884 - The agreement with british entrepreneur Minorem C.Keith was signed. It related with finishing building of atlantic railway.

1884 - The beginning of gold-mining in Las Juntas de Abangares.

1884 - Installing public electric lighting in San Jose (much earlier than in London and Paris).

1885 - The school reform is introduced.

1885 - March, At Guatemala suggestion of recreating the Central American United Provinces, Costa Rica mobilized its armed forces.

1886 - Guatemala and United States became the mediators in Costa Rica - Nicaragua border quarrel

1886 - Colegio de Senoritas was built (the most expensive building constructed in that time).

1887 - 26th of July, The congress of Costa Rica ordered building of Juan Santamaria monument.

1887 - The National Museum has been built.

1887 - The foundation of Liceo Costa Rica.

1888 - The national Costa Rica Library has been founded.

1888 - The strike of chineans, jamaican and Italian workers employed in building of railway.

1888 - The building of Argentinian School in Heredia has been founded.

1888 - The earthquake. Destructions all over the country, especially in the capital.

1889 - The beginning of Costa Rica democracy.

1889 - The Poas volcanoe eruption. It resulted with creating the new volcanic lake called Fraijanes.

1889 - German treasures searcher August Gissler come to Cocos Island.

1890 - 7th od December; The building of San Jose - Limon is ended up.

1890 - During her tournee through Central America, world famous primadonna Adelina Patti dismissed Costa Rica due to the lack of proper place for permorming. It`s the immediate reason for building the National Theater.

1891 - 29th of July, On the strenght of a decision of president, many journalists and oppositionists were sentenced to exile.

1891 - The inundaciones in Barrio Molina (quarter of Cartago).

1891 - Odsłonięcie pomnika Juana Santamarii w Alajueli.

1892 - Amon Fasilean Duplantier suggested for government for government creating the new quarter of the capital. (Barrio Amon)

1893 - The new tax for the building of National Theater. (1 cent for each kilogram of import good).

1894 - San Jose authorities signed the treaty for building Barrio Amon quarter.

1894 - Santa Cecilia de Musica school is founded on the place of former National School of Music.

1895 - La Casona colonial building in Santa Rosa National Park is founded.

1895 - The finishing of building the house of School of Argentina.

1895 - The National Park in San Jose is designed and there was put the National Monument.

1896 - The finishing of building of "Metal Building" in San Jose.

1896 - Colon became the official currency in Costa Rica.

1897 - 21th of Ictober, The finishing of building of National Theater.

1897 - The beginning of building the pacific railway.

1897 - Gissler became a governor of Cocos Island.

1897 - The church in Grecia has been founded.

1897 - 9. May; The electricity is installed in Heredia.

1900 - Dr Enrique Carranza try to drive the first car in Costa Rica.

1902 - The Cathedral in Puntarenas has been built.

1904 - The beginning of building the church in Palmares.

1904 - The priest Augustin Blessing climbed on Chirripo Grande Peak.

1905 - Costa Rican put 8 CR-N border markers too far Costa Rica territory.

1906 - Due to the Panama-Columbia fights, to Talamanca region comes the wave of panamian refugees.

1906 - Retiring president Ascencion Enguivel Ibarra drove away three rivaling each other candidates for president and showed his own candidate Cleto Gonzalez Viguez.

1906 - The strikes in gold mines in Guanacaste.

1906 - All the war elements were taken off from the national shield.

1907 - December., The Casa Amarilla in San Jose in built.

1908 - On unsuccessful treasures searching, August Gissler left the Cocos Island.

1909 - A few china immigrants families from Puntarenas founded there the China Association.

1909 - The church La Merced in San Jose is built.

1910 - The trailway route San Jose-Puntarenas came into being.

1910 - The eruption of Poas Volcano.

1910 - The earthquake destroyed the church under construction in Cartago. Till today it remained in ruin.

1910 - A strong hurricane hit the Limon.

1911 - The banana plantation workers strikes.

1911 - Costa Rica became the biggest banana exporter in the world.

1911 - First airplane (Bleriot) over Costa Rica (led by Jessie Salignan).

1912 - The Blue Palace (today Legislative Assembly) has been built.

1914 - The Bank International has been built.

1915 - The Bluff village changed its name into Cahuita.

1916 - The ZOO in San Jose has been established.

1917 - Due to the coup d`etat, the former War Minister Federico Tinoco got a power.

1917 - The main post office building in San Jose has been founded.

1918 - A tableay informed about the egsecution of Juan Rafael MOra and Jose Maria Canas has been put in Municipal Park of Puntarenas.

1920 - 20th of May. ;Escazu got the municipal rights and became the capital of canton with the same name.

1920 - 24th of December., The Temple of Music was built in square of Melico Salazar in San Jose.

1920 - The first (unpaved) road San Jose-San Isidro was led.

1921 - 28th February; A bishop in San Jose is established.

1922 - The first public bus in Costa Rica.

1923 - The strike of gold miners in Guanacaste province.

1923 - The government legalized The Party of Reforms.

1924 - Pierwsza transmisja radiowa w Kostaryce.

1925 - The first avion incident in the country.

1926 - The cathedral in Cartago completely rebuilt.

1926 - The train crash near San Jose, on the bridge over Virilla river. 178 people have been killed.

1928 - The erection of the Methodist church in Alajuela.

1929 - The new building of San Luis Gonzaga College in Cartago was finished.

1930 - The electrification the trailway route between San Jose-Puntarenas.

1930 - The first Costa Rican movie has been made

1931 - The Comunism Party of Costa Rica is set up.

1931 - The finish of gold mining in Las Juntas de Abangares.

1933 - The government set up the Institute of Coffee, that was to mediate between farmers and exporters.

1934 - the huge strike of banana plantation workers (10.000 people)

1935 - 1 August 1935; a local earthquake hit Bagaces causing considerable damages.

1935 - A Venezuelan Matute Gomez has purchased the elaborate house in Barrio Los Yoses.

1935 - In the MUnicipal Park of Puntarenas the water pressure tower has been put.

1936 - The renovation of Edificio de Education in Alajuela.

1936 - The Banc International changed its name to Banc National.

1937 - The beginning of construction of Panamerican Highway.

1938 - The opening of the International airport La Sabana.

1938 - The banana companies moved its plantations to the Pacific Coast.

1939 - acclaimation Guanacaste a national tree.

1939 - acclaimation Guaria Morada a national flower.

1940 - United Fruit Company built the lighthouse in the Cano island.

1941 - The foundation of Social Security System.

1942 - In Turrialba The Center for Tropical Agronomy research and Education has been built.

1942 - Unknown Jose Figuerres Ferrer, in his radio broadcast, critized the government for corruptions.

1942 - Transportations of Germans and Italians from Costa Rica.

1944 - Jose Figuerres Ferrer created the Democratic Party.

1945 - The Democratic Party transformed into The Socialist-Democratic Party.

1945 - Discovery of Venado caves.

1947 - On La Lucha farm, Figueres initiated training antigovernment military groups.

1948 - The presidencial ellections won Otilio Ulate Blanco, but up to then president Teodor Picado Michalski doesn`t want to deliver the power.

1948 - 10th of March. The national war between governmental army and opposition, led by Jose Figueres Ferrer The National Liberation Army.

1949 - The finish of building the new China Association in Puntarenas.

1949 - The first carnival in Costa Rica history took place.

1950 - The robbery of statue of Black Virgin from Basilique in Cartago.

1952 - The beginning of series Poas volcano eruptions, that will last through the next two years.

1953 - The Poas volcanoe eruption.

1954 - 19th August, The diecese San Isidro de General has been found.

1955 - The Ministry of Tourism come into being.

1955 - Creation of two-kilometres buffer zones around every volcanoe.

1956 - Standard Fruit Company started to act in Costa Rica.

1959 - The museum of Natural Science was opened.

1960 - The Costa Rica television come into being.

1960 - The two busts of Jose Maria Canas and Juan Rafael MOra have been put in Municipal Park of Puntarenas.

1961 - 22th of July, foundation of Tilaran diecese.

1961 - Costa Rica has broke relations with Cuba.

1961 - Eruption of Turrialba volcanoe.

1961 - Costa Rica broke diplomatic relations with Cuba.

1962 - Sportsmen Alfredo Cruz Bolanos begun the tradition of runnin with torch in the Independence Day from Guatemala to Costa Rica.

1963 - 19th of March. Irazu volcanoe eruption. In effect, Meseta Central was covered by thick layer of ashes and lava.

1963 - The first biological reserve in Costa Rica come into being.

1963 - Visit USA president George Kennedy in Costa Rica.

1963 - The summit of presidents of all Central America countries. During the meeting in San Jose, they planted La Ceiba trees in front of Ministry of Foreign Affairs building.

1963 - Foundation of Wllsons Botanical Gardens in San Vito.

1963 - In the main crater of Poas volcano, the new lake appeared.

1963 - The catedral in Heredia was declared a national monument.

1964 - Discovery of golden frogs in Monteverde Mountains.

1964 - 21th of October. The alterations to Costa Rica shield have been confirmed. The two additional stars has been added.

1966 - In Park of Spain in San Jose was erected the tableau for a poet Aquileo J. Echeveria.

1965 - The National Theater is admitted to be the national monument.

1966 - The Municipal Park La Sabana in San Jose has been established

1966 - Rincon de la Vieja volcano eruption.

1966 - In Park of Spain in San Jose was erected the tableau for Manuel Gonzalez Zeledon.

1967 - The research works in Barra Honda Hills abolished the theory of their volcanic origin.

1968 - 28th of July. The earthquake and Arenal volcano eruption.

1969 - the primary education was declared obligatory and free of cost.

1969 - 21. November; The Hurricane Martha struck the atlantic coast of Costa Rica.

1969 - The Tortuguero Canals were opened to the public. Several lagoons and rivers were linked into system of canals in order to create inland navigation.

1970 - Costa Rica established the system of national parks.

1970 - In Nicoya cave, (Barra Honda National Park) the human bones have been discovered.

1970 - The protests of students against the agreement with USA company to extract bauxites.

1970 - Few Nicaraguans kidnapped Costa Rica plane of LACSA airlines and claimed to set free their collegues kept in CR prisones (among others Humberto Ortega).

1971 - The Costa Rica Technical Institute has been established.

1972 - Manuel Antonio National Park has been created.

1972 - In Cartago, the monument of Melico Salazar has been revealed.

1972 - The completely liquidation of La Sabana airstrip in San Jose.

1973 - The National University in Heredia has been founded.

1973 - Establishing of Guayabo National Monument.

1973 - Delivery of Willsons Botanical Gardens for the Center for Tropical Agronomy Research and Education

1973 - The new artificial Arenal Lake creation and covering by water the village of the same name.

1973 - Establishing of Youth Symphony Orchestra.

1974 - Barra Honda National Park has been established.

1974 - 2th of November;, El Fortin in Heredia has been declared the national monument.

1974 - 2th of November;, Casa de la Cultura in Heredia has been declared the national monument.

1975 - La Sabana airport stopped to be the international airport.

1975 - The Music Temple in Francisco Morazan square has been declared the national monument.

1975 - The Chirripo National Park has been established.

1975 - April;, Four big explosions of Arenal volcanoe. The cloud of ashes reached Tilaran village.

1976 - Yquirros has been declared the national bird.

1976 - Casa Amarilla in San Jose has been declared the national monument.

1977 - December. The government published a decree about foundation of Indians reserves in Costa Rica.

1977 - 15th of September; The El Pueblo commercial center in San Jose has been established.

1978 - 4th of April, Hitoy-Cerere Biological Reserve foundation.

1978 - Through the center of Braulio Carillo National Park was laid out San Jose-Guapiles road.

1978 - The first rafting in Costa Rica have been organized.

1979 - 3th of March, Presidents of Costa Rica and Panama squared the foundation of party national park.

1979 - A road connected the villages of Talamanca Coast to Limon.

1980 - The post-office building in San Jose has been declared the national monument.

1980 - Executive decree enlarged the site of Guayabo National Monument.

1980 - The Day of Black People was established.

1981 - Puntarenas lost the appellation of the main pacific port for the benefit of Caldera.

1981 - In San Jose the Museum of Criminology has been found.

1981 - Bolanos island has been declared the national monument.

1982 - 4th of February, The presidencial decree about the International Panama-Costa Rica La Amistad National Park creation come into effect.

1982 - The United Cristian-Democratic Party (PUSC) has been created.

1982 - Costa Rica and Panama created The International Friendship Park.

1983 - a Perpetual Neutrality was proclaimed.

1983 - The Pope visit in Costa Rica.

1983 - The ecotouristic project Rara Avis established in Heredia province.

1983 - Unparalelled attacks of wasps. 500 victims and 9 dead.

1983 - The first time in Costa Rica history is organized the Day of Ox-card drivers.

1983 - The first case of AIDS is recorded in Costa Rica.

1984 - June; Arenal volcano blows up with gases, ashes and steam.

1985 - Banana companies liquidated plantations on the pacific coast.

1985 - In the post-office building in San Jose, the museum has been established.

1985 - The cocoa plantations were attacked by fungus monilia germs.

1986 - The Braulio Carillo National Park has been expanded.

1986 - The electricity brought lights to Puerto Viejo.

1987 - President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias Sanchez got the Peace Nobel Price.

1987 - September, Radio for Peace began boadcasting.

1988 - In the olimpic games in Seul, Costa Rica swimmer Silvia Poll got the silver medal on 200 metres free style.

1988 - In Desamparados has been established the museum of intelectual Joaguina Garcia Monge.

1988 - Carratas (ox-cards) are declared the symbol of Costa Rica handicraft.

1989 - Poas volcano emited gases, that made the acid rains and destruction of coffee and strawberries cultivations.

1989 - The National Institute of Biodiversity (INBIO) has been formed.

1989 - In Limon the record cocaine load (560 kg) has been confiscated.

1989 - The prison in San Jose is liquidated (nowadays there is the Museum of Children).

1990 - Rafael Angel Calderon Fournier won the presidencial ellections getting 51 % of votes.

1990 - February;, The fire destroyed completely la casa de don Braulio Morales in Heredia.

1990 - 22 December; 5,7 R earthquake hit Alajuela, Ciudad olon and Turrucares Hills. The cathedral in Alajuela has been damaged.

1990 - The cultural complex of Perez Zeledon in San Isidro has been inaugurated.

1990 - November, after a massive slides covered the track, the jungle train was discontinued.

1991 - The tragic earthquake (7,4 R) hit the Limon province.

1991 - In Talamanca region has been established the first indian bank.

1991 - The private reserve in Durika Peak has been created.

1991 - The prison in San Lucas island has been closed forever.

1991 - The Ecomuseum was opened in Las Juntas de Abangares.

1992 - The Durika Peak Reserve is opened for visitors.

1992 - The Santa Elena Rain Forest Reserve has been established.

1992 - The International Art Festival is inaugurated.

1993 - The cathedral in Alajuela after renovation has been opened for public.

1993 - September; The tropical tornado caused the inundationes in Costa Rica pacific coast. 511 people have been evacuated.

1993 - The figure of Virgin Maria appeared for little boy from Puerto Viejo de Sarapigui.

1994 - 30th of december, the Limon diecese has been established.

1994 - The fire in Willsons Botanical Garden destroyed one research building.

1994 - The opening of so called "sky trailway".

1994 - The Arenal Volcano National Park is created.

1994 - June; Los Chiles became a new border crossing.

1994 - In Cartago was opened the first Supermarket Mas o Menos.

1995 - Guaymi Indians made the first from 60 years the coronation of indian cacigue in Costa Rica.

1995 - 25th of July, The diocese Ciudad Quesada has been created.

1995 - 26th of July, protests in San Jose of teachers and employees of government agencies calling for raising salaries.

1995 - The trial of setting up the independent nation Airrecu (on the border N-CR).

1996 - July. The Cesar hurricane hit south-west part of pacific coast of Costa Rica.

1996 - Costa Rica swimmer Claudia Poll got the first golden medal in Olympic Games (Barcelona) in Costa Rica history.

1996 - Wrzesień; INTEL (computer microprocessor manufacturer) selected Costa Rica as the site of a large assembly and packing plant.

1996 - In San Jose was initiated Festival de la Luz.

1997 - The Cocos Island is declared by UNESCO the site of world heritage.

1998 - February, The presidencial ellecions won Miguel Angel Rodriguez, a candidate of Social Christian Unity Party.

1998 - 5th of May; The Arenal volcano eruption. The Centre of Thermal Water has been threated.

1998 - 17th of April, The Puntarenas diocese foundation.

1998 - The statue of Daniel Oduber Quiros has been erected.

1998 - July; Nicaragua prohibited Costa Rican civil guards from carrying guns while sailing to their posts on the Costa Rican side of the river.

2000 - January; The touristic plane crash in Rohrmoser (San Jose quarter). 4 people died, 15 wounded.

2000 - January; Due to the strong rains, the inundaciones in valleys of Talamanca, Matina and Estrella in the carribean coast. 700 people have been evacuated.

2000 - A fire gutted a nursing home in Tilaran. 17 residents have been killed.

2000 - One people has been killed and two have been wounded after the strongest Arenal volcanoe eruption since 1968.

2001 - Costa Rica after 40 years reopen Cuban consulate in San Jose.

2001 - 24. Luty; w Limon urodził się 4-milionowy mieszkaniec kraju.

2001 - March; Capanci National Wildlife Refuge has come into being.

2001 - April; Costa Rica and Canada signed the free trade agreement.

2001 - The historic rancho in Santa Rosa National Park was burnt down.

2001 - Tropical storm Michelle hit the Central America. It caused the floodings in Costa Rica. 400 people have been evacuated.

2002 - January; The creation of new boulevard of Ricardo Jimenez Oreamuno in San Jose.

2002 - May; Heavy rains in Estrella valley. 1.700 people evacuated. Big damages in bananas and platanas plantations.

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