Rican Events in History

2013 Event - The U.S. launches ta $6 billion money laundering prosecution against Liberty Reserve, a Costa Rican currency-transfer and payment-processing company

1987 Event - Costa Rican President Oscar Arias wins Nobel Peace Prize

1987 Event - Oscar Arias (Costa Rican president) wins Nobel Peace Prize

1984 Event - Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire

1979 Event - 3 Puerto Rican nationalists who attempted to kill Truman are freed

1977 Event - Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2

1973 Birthday - Roselyn Sanchez, Puerto Rican Model

1964 Event - Black and Puerto Rican students boycott New York City public schools

1950 Event - Puerto Rican nationalists try to kill President Truman at Blair House

1946 Event - Jesus T. Pinerol becomes 1st native born Puerto Rican governor

1937 Event - Ponce massacre, police kill 19 at Puerto Rican Nationalist parade

1898 Death - Luis Pales Matos, Puerto Rican poet (Tuntun the paso y griferia), dies

1891 Event - Puerto Rican flag adopted