History Hop Tags - Chile

Chile
Chile - Notable Historical Events

Francis DrakeNov 15, 1577

José de San MartínJan 18, 1817

Charles DarwinAug 16, 1834

@TweetsByHMP — Our most recent tweet:

Died #OnThisDay (1991): Klaus Barbie, Hôtel Terminus https://t.co/aiaWqFJ66K #TDIH @HistoryHop
— about 12 hours ago

Chile - Historical Events
Date Event
1541-02-12

Santiago, Chile founded (or Feb 24)

1541-02-24

Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia (or 2/12)

1541-09-11

Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, lead by Michimalonko.

1550-10-05

Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.

1553-12-25

Battle of Tucapel: Mapuche rebels under Lautaro defeats the Spanish conquistadors and exetutes the governor of Chile Pedro de Valdivia.

1574-11-22

Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.

1577-11-15

Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington

1598-12-21

Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaru, inflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile; all Spanish cities south of the Biobio river are eventually taken by the Mapuches, and all conquest of Mapuche territories by Europeans practically ceases, until the 1870s "Pacification of Araucania".

1643-05-13

Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago Chile; kills 1/3 of population

1810-09-18

Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)

1817-01-18

José de San Martín leads a revolutionary army over the Andes to attack Spanish royalists in Chile

1818-02-12

Chile gains independence from Spain

1818-04-05

In the Battle of Maipú, Chile's independence movement - led by Bernardo O'Higgins and José de San Martín - win a decisive victory over Spain, leaving 2,000 Spaniards and 1,000 Chilean patriots dead.

1823-07-24

Slavery is abolished in Chile.

1834-08-16

Charles Darwin climbs Mt Campana in Chile

1834-08-17

Charles Darwin reaches top of Campana Chile during his Voyage on the Beagle

1834-09-14

Charles Darwin's company passes Tagua-tagua-more Chile

1834-11-21

HMS Beagle anchors at Bay of San Carlos, Chile

1834-12-25

Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas on Beagle at Tres Montes, Chile

1835-02-20

Concepcion, Chile, destroyed by earthquake; 5,000 die

1835-02-22

HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave Valdivia Chile

1835-03-11

HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile

1835-03-18

Charles Darwin departs Santiago Chile on his way to Portillo Pass

1835-04-10

Charles Darwin returns to Santiago, Chile

1835-05-12

Charles Darwin visits copper mines in North Chile

1835-05-14

Charles Darwin reaches Coquimbo in Northern Chile

1836-11-11

Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru

1839-01-20

In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance.

1863-12-08

2,500 reported killed as result of fire at Jesuit Church of La Compana Santiago Chile

1865-11-26

Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.

1865-12-05

Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.

1866-03-31

The Spanish Navy bombs the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile.

1868-08-08

Earthquake destroyes Arica, Chile

1879-03-23

War of the Pacific was fought between Chile and the joints forces of Bolivia and Peru. Chile successfully took over Arica and Tarapacá which left Bolivia as a landlocked country.

1879-04-05

Chile declares war on Bolivia and Peru, starting the War of the Pacific.

1883-10-20

Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile

1904-10-20

Bolivia and Chile sign a treaty ending the War of the Pacific; it recognizes Chile's possession of the coast, but provides for construction of a railway to link La Paz, Bolivia, to Arica on the coast

1906-08-16

-17] 8.6 earthquake destroys Valparaiso Chile, fire kills 20,000

1914-04-25

US President W Wilson is persuaded by the ABC powers - Argentina, Brazil, and Chile - to accept mediation in the conflict with Mexico

1914-11-01

German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile

1915-03-14

German cruiser Dresden scuttled off Más a Tierra, Chile, having been pursued by the Royal Navy after the Battle of the Falkland Islands, with her engines worn out and virtually no coal.

1927-04-27

Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created.

1929-06-03

Chile, Peru & Bolivia sign accord about Tacna-Arica-area resolving border dispute

1931-10-04

Juan Esteban Montero becomes president of Chile

1932-06-06

Carlos Davila coup against pres Juan Montero of Chile

1932-09-14

Military coup in Chile under Arturo Alessandri

1932-12-24

Arturo Alessandri wins presidental election in Chile

1939-01-24

30,000 killed by earthquake in Concepcion Chile

1939-01-25

Earthquake hits Chillan Chile, 10,000 killed

1939-01-30

Heavy after shocks destroy some of Chile

1943-01-31

Chile breaks contact with Germany & Japan

1945-02-14

Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN

1947-10-11

Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR

1952-09-05

General Carlos Ibáñez elected president of Chile

1953-05-07

Record 537-kg swordfish is caught by LE Marron, in Chile

1955-06-14

Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

1964-09-04

Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile

1965-03-07

Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile

1970-06-05

Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

1970-09-04

Salvador Allende wins presidential election in Chile

1970-10-24

Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile

1970-11-03

Salvador Allende inaugurated as president of Chile

1971-03-29

Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines

1972-06-17

Chile president Allende forms new government

1972-10-13

Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountains, (passengers eat crash victims to survive, 16 of 45 rescued 2 months later)

1973-09-11

Chile's President Salvador Allende deposed in a military coup

1973-09-28

ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.

1974-07-01

General Pinochet becomes president of Chile

1976-12-18

Soviet dissident Viktor Bukovskiexchanged for Chile CP-leader Corvalan

1976-12-19

65th Davis Cup: Italy beats Chile in Santiago (4-1)

1977-03-12

Chile president Pinochet bans Christian-Democratic Party

1979-01-08

Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord

1980-09-11

Chile adopts its constitution

1981-03-11

Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins

1981-04-22

10,000 copper workers in Chile strike

1986-07-02

General strike against Pinochet regime in Chile

1987-05-26

Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe

1987-10-03

Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile

1989-06-30

NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile & Guam

1989-07-30

Chile amends its constitution

1991-06-18

Mud storm in Antofagasta Chile, kills 80

1993-12-11

Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile

1994-03-11

Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as president of Chile

2006-03-11

Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.

2008-05-06

Chaiten Volcano erupts in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people.

2010-02-27

Central Chile is hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.

2010-10-13

The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.

2013-12-15

Michelle Bachelet is elected President of Chile

2015-04-23

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts for first time in more than 40 years

2015-11-07

Magnitude-6.8 earthquake rocks Chile

2016-03-27

Chile reports its first sexually transmitted Zika case

2016-06-27

Chile repeats as Copa America champs; Lionel Messi says he's quitting Argentina

Keep in touch with us:
beta testing:

nothing here now

Chile - Notable Birthdays

Pablo NerudaJul 12, 1904

Chile - Birthdays
Date Event
1778-02-25

Jose de San Martin, Yapeyú Corrientes, Argentine General, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule

1778-08-20

Bernardo O'Higgins, Chillán, Chile, South American independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule (1817-1823 Supreme Director of Chile)

1785-10-15

Jose Miguel Carrera, president of Chile (1811-14)

1809-09-05

Manuel Montt Torres, President of Chile (d. 1880)

1884-10-25

Eduardo Barrios, Chile, novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy)

1887-09-15

Carlos Dávila, former President of Chile (d. 1955)

1896-01-08

Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)

1896-12-29

David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexico, painter/muralist (Lib of Chile)

1904-02-06

Claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

1904-07-12

Pablo Neruda, Chile, poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971)

1908-07-26

Salvador Allende Gossens, Chile's last elected president (1970-73)

1909-02-04

Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)

1911-01-06

Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70)

1915-11-25

Augusto Pinochet, general/president (Chile)

1915-11-25

Augusto Pinochet, Chile: Hasta Cuando?

1918-11-26

Patricio Aylwin, president of Chile (1990-94)

1919-01-18

Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Santiago Chile, composer

1920-01-27

Vicente Bianchi, Fußballweltmeisterschaft Chile 1962

1920-03-26

Sergio Livingstone, Santiago, Chile, football player and journalist (52 caps), (d. 2012)

1921-12-26

Stanley Forman, Compañero: Victor Jara of Chile

1932-08-02

Pedro Chaskel, The Battle of Chile: Part I

1935-08-05

Peggy Cordero, Cantata de Chile

1936-02-01

Manfred Schott, Earthquake in Chile

1938-03-02

Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile

1938-03-02

Ricardo Lagos, Acta General de Chile

1938-10-11

Maddalena Kerrh, Earthquake in Chile

1938-12-28

Frank 'Sugar Chile' Robinson, 'Sugar Chile' Robinson, Billie Holiday, Count Basie and His Sextet

1941-07-25

Raul Ruiz, Puerto Mott Chile, actor (Lexot, Capitolo 66)

1951-09-29

Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile

1958-01-13

Ricardo Acuna, Chile, tennis star

1973-06-12

Marco Enríquez-Ominami, Chile, los héroes están fatigados

1974-07-21

Andrea L'Huillier, Miss Universe-Chile (1996)

1975-12-26

Marcelo Rios, Santiago Chile, tennis star (1995 Amsterdam)

1977-03-01

Franco Verdoia, Chile 672

1977-04-10

Claudia Delpin, Miss Chile Universe (1997)

1978-9-29

Manuel de Tezanos Pinto, Vamos Chile

1979-11-12

Cote de Pablo, Santiago Chile, actress (NCIS)

1981-05-10

Humberto Suazo, Round of 16: Brazil vs Chile

1984-11-20

Andrés Reyes, 03:34 Terremoto en Chile

1988-08-02

Javi Martínez, Group B: Spain vs Chile

1988-12-19

Alexis Sánchez, Round of 16: Brazil vs Chile

1989-02-21

Philipp Neisskenwirth, Hochzeitsreise nach Chile

1991-9-05

Florencia Chama, Chile 672

1992-01-08

Jorge Resurrección, Group B: Spain vs Chile

Chile - Notable Deaths

Diego de AlmagroJul 8, 1538

Chile - Deaths
Date Event
1538-07-08

Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador (Chile/Peru), killed at Las Salinas at about 63

1610-08-05

Alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile

1842-10-24

Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule, dies at 64

1876-09-05

Manuel Blanco Encalada, first president of Chile (b. 1790)

1903-08-30

Vincente F Lopez, historian (Historia the Chile), dies at 87

1973-09-11

Salvador Allende Gossens, president Chile (1970-73), dies at 65

1976-09-21

Orlando Letelier, minister Chile, dies

1982-01-22

Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70), dies at 71

1982-04-07

Manfred Schott, Earthquake in Chile

1994-05-29

Erich Honecker, president of German DR (1971-89), dies in Chile at 81

1996-08-30

Jose Toribio Merino, admiral/milt junta of Chile (1973-80), dies at 80

1996-09-13

Cesar Mendoza, general of Military junta of Chile (1973-85), dies

2005-09-05

Roberto Viaux, Chilean Army General and the primary planner in two failed coup d'état attempt in Chile (b. 1917)

2006-12-10

Augusto Pinochet, Chile: Hasta Cuando?

2011-09-02

Felipe Camiroaga, Chilean character animator, Chile (b. 1966)

2013-02-07

Stanley Forman, Compañero: Victor Jara of Chile

2015-07-09

Peggy Cordero, Cantata de Chile

2016-04-20

Patricio Aylwin, president who guided Chile to democracy, dies aged 97


Today in history calendar
January 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31