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Argentina History Timeline

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1500s - 1800s
  • (1438-1535) The Inca Empire & Civilization
  • (1516) Juan Diaz de Solis first European to search for gold
  • (1580) Buenos Aires established
  • (1680) Portuguese established a trading post
  • (1776) Spain created one large colony -Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata
  • (1810) Napoleon overthrew the King of Spain
  • (1812) Jose de San Martin led fight against Spain for independence
  • (1816) Argentina declared independence from Spain
  • (1853) Argentina declared a republic
  • (1859) Bartolome Mitre defeated Unitarian forces, Buenos Aires re-entered confederation
1900s
  • (1943) Juan Peron rose to power
  • (1945) Juan Peron married Eva Marie Duarte (Evita)
  • (1947) Juan Peron elected president with First Lady Evita; women's suffrage approved
  • (1952) Evita died of cancer
  • (1955) Army and Navy rebellion and Juan Peron fled country
  • (1956) Constitution of 1853 restored
  • (1960) Peron married Isabel Martinez
  • (1973) Peron elected President
  • (1974) Peron died, Isabel became president

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