Chile Historical Events

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Chile won idenpendence from Spain

1818

Slavery was abolished

1823

Chile faught a war with Peru that expended Chilean territory

1836 - 1839

Chile signs treaty with Argentina confirming power over the straight of Magellan

1881

New constitution increases presidential powers and sepatates church and state

1925

Women were granted the right to vote

1949

Chile finalizes a free trade agreement with the United States

2003

Chile becomes the last nation in the Western Hemisphere to legalize divorce

2004

Michelle Bachelet was elected to be the first female president of Chile

2006

8.8 magnitude earthquake hits Chile, largest in 50 years

07/07/2010