Columbia timeline

Main

Columbia was established and discovered.

1510

They now have a country and can live on it.

Columbia adopts a constitution which abolishes slavery.

1853

They no longer have slaves and are a free country.

Civil war- The War of the Thousand Days

1899 - 1902

They were fighting for the rights of the people.

May - President Uribe wins a second term in office

2006

They still have a president and will have a good government while Uribe is president.

Deaths

250000- 300000 people were killed in the civil war.

1948 - 1957

They lost lots of their citizens do to fighting for the rights of their people.

Assassination of left-wing mayor of Bogota ignites riots

1948

They lost there mayor and people started rioting.

compaign against drugs, following the assasination of justice minister

1984

They tried to stop dealing but lost the minister instead.

Death of 11 judges and 90 people

1985

They were killed after M-19 guerillas force their way into the Palace of Justice.

Pablo Escobar gets shot

1993

He was a drug dealer and was shot dead while trying to escape arrest.

Powerful Earthquake

1999

Many people died because of the powerful earthquake.