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  • Rosario, Santa Fe province, Argentina
    Thursday Jun 14, 1928

    Che Guevara

    Birth

    Rosario, Santa Fe province, Argentina
    Thursday Jun 14, 1928

    Ernesto Guevara was born to Ernesto Guevara Lynch and Celia de la Serna y Llosa, on June 14, 1928, in Rosario, Argentina.




  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thursday Dec 17, 1936

    Pope Francis

    Birth

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thursday Dec 17, 1936

    Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born on 17 December 1936 in Flores, a neighborhood of Buenos Aires.




  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Mar 1, 1953

    Che Guevara

    Finishing Studying

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Mar 1, 1953

    Completed his university education and passed his medical degree.




  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Tuesday Mar 11, 1958

    Pope Francis

    Society of Jesus

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Tuesday Mar 11, 1958

    Bergoglio studied at the archdiocesan seminary, Inmaculada Concepción Seminary, in Villa Devoto, Buenos Aires, and, after three years, entered the Society of Jesus as a novice on 11 March 1958.




  • Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Oct 30, 1960

    Diego Maradona

    Birth

    Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Oct 30, 1960

    Born Diego Armando Maradona in 30 October 1960, in Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina.




  • Argentina
    Saturday Dec 13, 1969

    Pope Francis

    Priesthood

    Argentina
    Saturday Dec 13, 1969

    In 1967, Bergoglio finished his theological studies and was ordained to the priesthood on 13 December 1969, by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano.




  • La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 20, 1976

    Diego Maradona

    ِDebut for Argentinos Juniors

    La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 20, 1976

    On 20 October 1976, Maradona made his professional debut for Argentinos Juniors, 10 days before his 16th birthday.


  • La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Nov 14, 1976

    Diego Maradona

    First Goal

    La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Nov 14, 1976

    Maradona scored his first goal in the Primera División against Marplatense team San Lorenzo on 14 November 1976, two weeks after turning 16.


  • La Boca, near Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday Feb 20, 1981

    Diego Maradona

    To Boca

    La Boca, near Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday Feb 20, 1981

    Maradona signed a contract with Boca Juniors on 20 February 1981.


  • Argentina
    Tuesday May 18, 1982

    Falklands War

    The Final British negotiating position was presented to Argentina

    Argentina
    Tuesday May 18, 1982

    The tempo of operations increased throughout the first half of May as the United Nations' attempts to mediate a peace were rejected by the Argentinians. The final British negotiating position was presented to Argentina by UN Secretary General Pérez de Cuéllar on 18 May 1982.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Nov 7, 1984

    Diego Maradona

    Maradona married Claudia

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Nov 7, 1984

    Maradona married long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe on 7 November 1984 in Buenos Aires, and they had two daughters, Dalma Nerea (born 2 April 1987) and Gianinna Dinorah (born 16 May 1989), by whom he became a grandfather in 2009.


  • Rosario, Argentina
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1987

    Lionel Messi

    Birth

    Rosario, Argentina
    Wednesday Jun 24, 1987

    Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini born in 24 June 1987, in Rosario, Argentina.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Saturday Jun 27, 1992

    Pope Francis

    Bishop of Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Saturday Jun 27, 1992

    Bergoglio was named Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires in 1992 and ordained on 27 June 1992 as Titular Bishop of Auca, with Cardinal Antonio Quarracino, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, serving as principal consecrator.


  • Rosario, Argentina
    Wednesday Mar 30, 1994

    Lionel Messi

    Old boys

    Rosario, Argentina
    Wednesday Mar 30, 1994

    A lifelong supporter of Newell's Old Boys, Messi joined the Rosario club when he was six years old. During the six years he played for Newell's, he scored almost 500 goals as a member of "The Machine of '87", the near-unbeatable youth side named for the year of their birth, and regularly entertained crowds by performing ball tricks during half-time of the first team's home games.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Tuesday Jun 3, 1997

    Pope Francis

    Archbishop of Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Tuesday Jun 3, 1997

    On 3 June 1997, Bergoglio was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Buenos Aires with right of automatic succession.


  • Argentina
    Wednesday Feb 21, 2001

    Pope Francis

    Cardinal

    Argentina
    Wednesday Feb 21, 2001

    At the consistory of 21 February 2001, Archbishop Bergoglio was created a cardinal by Pope John Paul II with the title of cardinal priest of San Roberto Bellarmino, a church served by Jesuits and named for one; he was formally installed in that church the following 14 October.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday Dec 26, 2003

    Diego Maradona

    Argentinos Juniors named its stadium after Maradona

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday Dec 26, 2003

    Argentinos Juniors named its stadium after Maradona on 26 December 2003.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 1, 2005

    Diego Maradona

    Maradona back to Boca

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 1, 2005

    On 22 June 2005, it was announced that Maradona would return to former club Boca Juniors as a sports vice-president in charge of managing the First Division roster (after a disappointing 2004–05 season, which coincided with Boca's centenary). His contract began on 1 August 2005, and one of his first recommendations proved to be very effective: advising the club to hire Alfio Basile as the new coach. With Maradona fostering a close relationship with the players, Boca won the 2005 Apertura, the 2006 Clausura, the 2005 Copa Sudamericana, and the 2005 Recopa Sudamericana.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 15, 2005

    Diego Maradona

    La Noche del 10

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 15, 2005

    On 15 August 2005, Maradona made his debut as host of a talk-variety show on Argentine television, La Noche del 10 ("The Night of the no. 10"). His main guest on opening night was Pelé; the two had a friendly chat, showing no signs of past differences. However, the show also included a cartoon villain with a clear physical resemblance to Pelé. In subsequent evenings, he led the ratings on all occasions but one. Most guests were drawn from the worlds of football and show business, including Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane, but also included interviews with other notable friends and personalities such as Cuban leader Fidel Castro and boxers Roberto Durán and Mike Tyson. Maradona gave each of his guests a signed Argentina jersey, which Tyson wore when he arrived in Brazil, Argentina's biggest rivals.


  • Argentina
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2005

    Pope Francis

    President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference

    Argentina
    Tuesday Nov 8, 2005

    On 8 November 2005, Bergoglio was elected president of the Argentine Episcopal Conference for a three-year term (2005–08).


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday Mar 17, 2006

    St. Patrick's Day

    Buenos Aires's party

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Friday Mar 17, 2006

    In Buenos Aires, a party is held in the downtown street of Reconquista, where there are several Irish pubs; in 2006, there were 50,000 people in this street and the pubs nearby. Neither the Catholic Church nor the Irish community, the fifth largest in the world outside Ireland, takes part in the organization of the parties.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Saturday Aug 26, 2006

    Diego Maradona

    Maradona was quitting his position in the club Boca Juniors

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Saturday Aug 26, 2006

    On 26 August 2006, it was announced that Maradona was quitting his position in the club Boca Juniors because of disagreements with the AFA, who selected Alfio Basile to be the new coach of the Argentina national team.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thursday Mar 29, 2007

    Diego Maradona

    Hepatitis

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thursday Mar 29, 2007

    On 29 March 2007, Maradona was readmitted to a hospital in Buenos Aires. He was treated for hepatitis and effects of alcohol abuse and was released on 11 April, but readmitted two days later.


  • Argentina
    Tuesday May 8, 2007

    Diego Maradona

    Quit drinking and had not used drugs

    Argentina
    Tuesday May 8, 2007

    On 8 May 2007, Maradona appeared on Argentine television and stated that he had quit drinking and had not used drugs in two and a half years.


  • Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

    Diego Maradona

    Grondona confirmed that Maradona would be the head coach of the national team

    Argentina
    Wednesday Oct 29, 2008

    On 29 October 2008, AFA chairman Grondona confirmed that Maradona would be the head coach of the national team.


  • Argentina
    Tuesday Nov 11, 2008

    Pope Francis

    For 2nd time President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference

    Argentina
    Tuesday Nov 11, 2008

    He was reelected to another three-year term on 11 November 2008.


  • Argentina
    Saturday Mar 28, 2009

    Lionel Messi

    Argentina's number 10

    Argentina
    Saturday Mar 28, 2009

    During that game, played on 28 March 2009 vs Venezuela, Messi wore Argentina's number 10 shirt for the first time, following the international retirement of Riquelme.


  • Argentina
    Thursday Jul 15, 2010

    Diego Maradona

    AFA said that he would be offered a new four-year deal that would keep Maradona

    Argentina
    Thursday Jul 15, 2010

    On 15 July 2010, the AFA said that he would be offered a new four-year deal that would keep him in charge through to the summer of 2014 when Brazil stages the World Cup.


  • Argentina
    Tuesday Jul 27, 2010

    Diego Maradona

    AFA announced that its board had unanimously decided not to renew his contract

    Argentina
    Tuesday Jul 27, 2010

    On 27 July, however, the AFA announced that its board had unanimously decided not to renew his contract, different to 1978 World Cup winning captain and 1986 teammate, Daniel Passarella.


  • Argentina
    Saturday Nov 19, 2011

    Diego Maradona

    Mother died

    Argentina
    Saturday Nov 19, 2011

    Maradona's mother, Dalma, died on 19 November 2011.


  • Argentina
    Thursday Jun 25, 2015

    Diego Maradona

    Father dead

    Argentina
    Thursday Jun 25, 2015

    Maradona's father, "Don" Diego, died on 25 June 2015 at age 87.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

    Uber

    Uber launches in Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Tuesday Apr 12, 2016

    Uber launches in Buenos Aires, Argentina amidst claims of illegality and taxi protests.


  • Argentina
    Sunday Jun 26, 2016

    Lionel Messi

    Don't go, Leo

    Argentina
    Sunday Jun 26, 2016

    After the match, Messi, who had missed his penalty in the shootout, announced his retirement from international football. Messi stated, "I tried my hardest. The team has ended for me, a decision made". Following his announcement, a campaign began in Argentina for Messi to change his mind about retiring. He was greeted by fans with signs like "Don't go, Leo" when the team landed in Buenos Aires. President of Argentina Mauricio Macri urged Messi not to quit, stating, "We are lucky, it is one of life's pleasures, it is a gift from God to have the best player in the world in a footballing country like ours... Lionel Messi is the greatest thing we have in Argentina and we must take care of him." Mayor of Buenos Aires Horacio Rodríguez Larreta unveiled a statue of Messi in the capital to convince him to reconsider retirement. On social networks, NoTeVayasLeo became a global trending topic and even a playlist on Spotify. The campaign also continued in the streets and avenues of the Argentine capital, with about 50,000 supporters going to the Obelisco de Buenos Aires on 2 July, using the same slogan.


  • Argentina
    Friday Aug 12, 2016

    Lionel Messi

    Return from the international retirement

    Argentina
    Friday Aug 12, 2016

    Just a week after Messi announced his international retirement, Argentine newspaper La Nación reported that he was reconsidering playing for Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in September. On 12 August, it was confirmed that Messi had reversed his decision to retire from international football, and he was included in the squad for the national team's upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers.


  • Argentina
    Tuesday May 21, 2019

    Lionel Messi

    2019 Copa América

    Argentina
    Tuesday May 21, 2019

    On 21 May 2019, Messi was included in the final 23-man Argentina squad for the 2019 Copa América.


  • La Plata, Argentina
    Thursday Sep 5, 2019

    Diego Maradona

    Maradona was unveiled as the new head coach of Gimnasia de La Plata

    La Plata, Argentina
    Thursday Sep 5, 2019

    On 5 September 2019, Maradona was unveiled as the new head coach of Gimnasia de La Plata, signing a contract until the end of the season. After two months in charge, he left the club on 19 November.


  • La Plata, Argentina
    Saturday Nov 23, 2019

    Diego Maradona

    Club President

    La Plata, Argentina
    Saturday Nov 23, 2019

    Maradona insisted that Gabriel Pellegrino remain club President if he were to stay with Gimnisia de La Plata. However, it was still not clear if Pellegrino, who declined to run for re-election, would stay on as club President. Originally scheduled to be held on 23 November 2019, the election was delayed 15 days.


  • Argentina
    Friday Sep 18, 2020

    Lionel Messi

    Messi was called up to the Argentina squad

    Argentina
    Friday Sep 18, 2020

    On 18 September, Messi was called up to the Argentina squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia in October.


  • La Plata, Argentina
    Monday Nov 2, 2020

    Diego Maradona

    Maradona was admitted to a hospital in La Plata

    La Plata, Argentina
    Monday Nov 2, 2020

    On 2 November 2020, Maradona was admitted to a hospital in La Plata, supposedly for psychological reasons. A representative of the ex-footballer said his condition was not serious.


  • Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Nov 25, 2020

    Diego Maradona

    Death

    Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Wednesday Nov 25, 2020

    On 25 November 2020, at the age of 60, Maradona died of a heart attack at his home in Tigre, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.


  • Argentina
    Thursday Nov 26, 2020

    Diego Maradona

    Maradona's wake, which was attended by tens of thousands of people

    Argentina
    Thursday Nov 26, 2020

    On 26 November, Maradona's wake, which was attended by tens of thousands of people, was cut short by his family as his coffin was relocated from the rotunda of the Presidential Palace after fans took over an inner courtyard and also clashed with police.


  • Bella Vista, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thursday Nov 26, 2020

    Diego Maradona

    Funeral

    Bella Vista, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thursday Nov 26, 2020

    A private funeral service was held and Maradona was buried next to his parents at the Jardín de Bella Vista cemetery in Bella Vista, Buenos Aires.


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