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Good News in History, December 6

488 years ago today, Quito, Ecuador was founded by Sebastian de Belalcazar. Inhabited by indigenous peoples for millennia previously, Quito was one of the...

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On This Day in History

Good News in History, December 6

488 years ago today, Quito, Ecuador was founded by Sebastian de Belalcazar. Inhabited by indigenous peoples for millennia previously, Quito was one of the two co-announced first World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, and today remains one of the most prestigious cities in Latin America. It's very unique geographically speaking as well. Sitting just 1 kilometer from the Equator, it's also the second-highest capital city by elevation, and headquarters of the Union of South American Nations. READ more...  (1534)