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- The CIA overthrew an elected government and installed Augusto Pinochet as leader.
- The movie Alive documents a rugby team that, on the way to a match in Chile, crashes and must restort to Cannibalism. Based on a true story!
|19 Sep 1891
|Rather than face an angry populace after Chile's Civil War, Chilean President José María Balmaceda Fernández commits suicide with a gun from inside the Argentinian Embassy in Santiago.
|4 Sep 1970
|Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.
|15 Sep 1970
|President Richard M. Nixon and Henry Kissinger instruct CIA Director Richard Helms to spend up to $10 million "to prevent Allende from coming to power or to unseat him."
|11 Sep 1973
|Chilean President Salvador Allende is assassinated in a military coup led by Augusto Pinochet.
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