1901 – Born in Penonomé on the 15th of August.
1925 – Arias returned to Panama and assumed leadership of the nationalistic organization Patriotic Communal Action.
1931 – Arias led a coup that deposed Liberal President Florencio Harmodio Arosemena.
1941 – He was ousted in October, in a coup supported by the United States.
1948 – He ran for president again as the Authentic Revolutionary Party candidate and lost.
1951 – Corruption was widespread, and he was overthrown.
1968 – He ran unsuccessfully for the presidency in 1964, then won election as the Panameñista candidate and as the standard-bearer of a five-party coalition.
1978 – Arias returned to Panama.
1984 – He again ran for president.
1988 – Died on the 10th of August in Miami due to old age.