1868 in Argentina

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See also: Other events of 1868
List of years in Argentina

Events in the year 1868 in Argentina.



  • 2 January – The sudden death of Vice President Marcos Paz, in a cholera epidemic at Buenos Aires, results in a vacancy that is not filled for several months.
  • 12 April – The electoral college chooses Domingo Sarmiento as its new president by 79 out of 131 votes, making this the most closely contested election during the period.[1]
  • June – Henry G. Worthington becomes United States Ambassador to Argentina.[2]



  • 2 January – Marcos Paz, Vice President of Argentina (born 1813; cholera)
  • 19 February – Venancio Flores, Uruguayan politician and general supported by Argentina (born 1808; assassinated)
  • 23 October – Mariquita Sánchez, Buenos Aires salonnière (born 1786)


  1. ^ Todo Argentina: 1868 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "Henry Gaither Worthington". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Uriburu Ends Argentine Rule". Associated Press. 20 February 1932. Retrieved 2011-04-26. The General who strode into the Argentine capital almost a year and a half ago and took over the government by threat of arms, tomorrow will stride out in favor of a ... 
  4. ^ "Marcelo T. de Alvear" (en español). Portal Planeta Sedna. Consultado el 4 de mayo de 2010.
  5. ^ Biography Archived 13 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine. of Lisandro de la Torre (in Spanish). Efemérides Culturales Argentinas, website of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Argentina.