Sebastion Cabot sails up the Parana and Paraguay rivers. He stays for four years and calls the area "Argentina" meaning "Of Silver"
The Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru assumes control of the Rio de la Plata region.
1819 - 1829
A breif civil war breaks out; the next decade is plagued by political chaos in the absence of a strong central government.
A federal constitution, similar in language to that of the united states is adopted. and Argentina is established.
1862 - 1864
After two years of war between "Buenos Aires Province" and other provinces of the Argentina Republic. A National convention elects general Bartolome Mitre to the presidency and designates the city of Buenos Aries as the national capital
General Pedro Ramirez
A group of military officers take control of the government; general Ramirez assumes the presidency and outlaws political parties.
Argentina intoduces a new currency. the "peso" wich is pegged to the U.S, dollar.
International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary fund grants Argentina an aid package of nearly $40 billion.
24 hour strike
Public workers go on a 24 hour nationwide strike to protest gocernmental curbs on bank withdrawals and a delay in pension payouts
Argentina's governement attemps to prevent British companies from drilling for oil in the Atlantic waters off the Faulkland Islands.