block 4 Spanish 2 Uriel Sanchez Chile

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diego de almagro

1535

pedro de valdivia

1540

resumes spanish efforts to conquer chile

santiago

1541

is founded

ferdinand

1814

is restored to the spanish throne, in chile, at the battle of rancagua, royalist troops decisively defeat o'higgins, who flees to argentina.

o'higgins

1817

joining forces withjose de san martin, crosses the andes into chile and defeats the royalist at the battle of chacabuca; he is made supreme director of chile.

o'higgins

1818

under the leadership of o'higgins, chileans declare their independence from spain on feb 12

o'higgins

1823

o'higgins is ousted and forced into exile in peru

chile

1879 - 1883

chile fights peru and bolivia in the war of the pacific; by winning that war, chile expands its territory northward by almost one-third.

christian democrat patricio aylwin

1989

voters elect christian democrat patricio aylwin, the candidate of a coalition of 17 political parties, to the presidency in december.

chile

2004

chile signes a trade agreement with the united states

michelle bachelet jeria

2006

former minister of defense michelle bachelet jeria is elected president; augusto pinochet dies of heart failure

chatien volcano

2008

chatien volcano erupts for the first time in 9,400 years; 5,000 people are forced to evacuate.