1921 – Virgilio Barco Vargas was born 17th of September in Cúcuta, Norte de Santander Department, in north-eastern Colombia.
1940 – Vargas exile in the United States because of violence between liberals and conservatives.
1943 – He entered politics when he became a liberal party city council member in the town of Durania.
1945-1946 – Virgilio Barco Vargas served as acting Colombian communications minister.
1954 – Barco returned to Colombia to help negotiate the peace process.
1958-1961 – He served as Colombian public works minister.
1958 – Barco became a member of the Senate, the upper house of Congress.
– Vargas graduated of Civil Engineer from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1961 – He served as Ambassador to Britain.
1963-1964 – He served as Colombian agriculture minister.
1964 – Barco was elected mayor of Colombia’s capital, Bogotá.
1964 – Virgilio Barco Vargas became the Colombian finance minister.
1974 – He became a director of the World Bank.
1977 – Barco then briefly served as ambassador to the United States.
1986 – Barco was elected president of Colombia.
1990-1992 – Barco served again as Ambassador to Britain.
1997 – Virgilio Barco Vargas died in Bogotá in May 20, 1997.