Today in Latin American History
33 Chilean miners Were Trapped After a Cave-in in 2010
Photo: Trapped Chilean miners
Today in Latin American history, 33 Chilean miners were trapped 2,300 ft below the ground after a cave-in in Copiapó in 2010.
The buried men, who became known as “Los 33” (“The 33”), were trapped 2,300 feet underground and about 3 miles from the mine’s entrance via spiraling underground service ramps.
The miners survived for a record 69 days deep underground before their rescue.
The rescue effort cost $20 Million and was seen by an estimated 1 billion viewers around the world.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Brazil Deodoro da Fonseca who was in office in 1891 was born in 1827
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian physician Oswaldo Cruz who founded a research institute was born in 1872
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira who was voted as the #1 percussionist was born in 1941
- Today in LatAm history, a 6.8 earthquake destroys 50 towns and kills more than 6,000 in Ecuador in 1949
- Today in LatAm history, Paraguayan footballer Salvador Cabañas who plays on the National team was born in 1980