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Chile timeline By bereket Temesgen
4 months ago
1535 - The Indigenous people of Chile ( Araucanian) successfully resist the first Spanish invasion of Chile.
1541- Spanish Conquistador Pedro de Valdiva begins spanish conquest and founds santiago
1817- Spanish defeated by Army of the Andes led by Jose de San Martin and Bernardo O'Higgins at the battles of Chacabuco and Maipu
1818- Chile becomes independent with Bernardo O'Higgins as supreme leader.
1891- Civil war over constitutional dispute between president and congress ends in congressional victory, with president now useless.
1925- New constitution made, seperates church and state
1927- General Carlos Ibanez del Campo seizes power and establishes dictatorship.
1970 - Salvador Allende becomes world's first democratically elected Marxist president and begins on an extensive promise of nationalization and radical social reform.
1973- Chief of Staff General Augusto Pinochet kicks out Allende in coup and proceeds to establish a dictatorship.
2010- 500 people died and a lot of damage is caused as massive earthquake strikes central Chile. The 8.8 magnitude quake is the biggest to hit the country in 50 years.
1823-30 - O'Higgins resigns, civil war between liberal federalists and conservative centralists ends with conservative win.
1879-84 - Chile increases territory by 1/3 after beating Peru and Bolivia in War of the Pacific
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