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1940 Dec Eduardo Gonzales, a university student, accepts the Faith, becoming the first native Bahá’í of Ecuador.
  • He is not formally registered until his twenty–first birthday on 15 October 1941.
Ecuador Eduardo Gonzales
1945 Apr The first local spiritual assembly in Ecuador is established in Guayaquil. Guayaquil; Ecuador LSA
1954 May Haig Kevorkian arrives in the Galápagos Islands and is named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh. [BW13:452] Galapagos Islands; Ecuador Knights of Bahaullah
1961 Ridván The National Spiritual Assembly of Ecuador is formed. [BW13:258] Ecuador NSA
1972 Mar A thousand children attend a Bahá’í school in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. [BW15:237] Esmeraldas; Ecuador
1977 Jul The first Bahá’í summer school of Ecuador is held in Cuenca. [BW17:170] Cuenca; Ecuador
1977 19 Jul The National Spiritual Assembly of Ecuador is granted permission to operate a radio station at Otavalo. [BW17:169] Otavalo; Ecuador
1977 12 Oct The first Bahá’í educational and cultural radio station, HCRN-1 Radio Bahá’í del Ecuador, makes its inaugural broadcast at 1420kHz, 20 watts, in Spanish and Quechua from studios in Otavalo. [BBD193; BW17:169, 215–17; BW19:120; VV77]
  • For pictures see BW17:216, 218 and VV77.
  • Full time programming (six hours a day) as initiated on the 12th of December, 1977. The 1 kiloWatt transmitter is located at Cahas, 20km south of Otavalo. [Radio Bahá'í Ecuador p23, 52]
  • On December 12th, 1979, programming was initiated in the short wave band on 2340 kHz in the 120-metre band. The 1 kilowatt transmitter is located about 30 km north of Otavalo at an altitude of 10,000 feet. In 1982 the transmission frequency was switched to 4990 kHz on the 60-meter band. [Radio Bahá‘Í Ecuador p205 note 23]
Otavalo; Cahas; Ecuador Radio Baha’i del Ecuador
1979 Oct The first Bahá’í summer school for Quechua-speakers is held in Cachaco, Imbabura, Ecuador. [BW17:170] Cachaco; Imbabura; Ecuador
1979 29 Dec Rahmatu’lláh Muhájir, Hand of the Cause of God and Knight of Bahá’u’lláh, passes away in Quito, Ecuador. (b. 1923) [BW18:486, 651]
  • Shoghi Effendi had appointed him among the third contingent on the 2nd of October, 1957. [MoCxxiii]
  • For his obituary see BW18:651–9.
  • See also Muhájir, Dr Muhajir: Hand of the Cause of God, Knight of Bahá’u’lláh.
Quito; Ecuador Rahmatullah Muhajir; Hands of the Cause; Knights of Bahaullah; In Memoriam; Appointment Hand - Third Contingent
1982 6 – 8 Aug A Bahá’í International Conference to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of the Greatest Holy Leaf is held in Quito, Ecuador, attended by some 1,450 Bahá’ís from 43 countries. [BW18:100; VV61]
  • For the message of the Universal House of Justice see BW18:157–8.
  • For a pictorial report see BW18:141–3.
Quito; Ecuador Baha’i International Conference; Conference; Bahiyyih Khanum (Greatest Holy Leaf)
2008 22 – 23 Nov Regional Conferences held in Quito, Ecuador, New Delhi, India, Kolkata, India, and Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. [BWNS673] Quito; Ecuador; New Delhi; India; Kolkata; Lubumbashi; Democratic Republic of Congo Regional Conferences
 
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