8
August
  Advertisement
Home  /  Timelines  /  Augusto Pinochet
Augusto Pinochet
Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte, more commonly known as Augusto Pinochet , was a Chilean army general and dictator who assumed power in a coup d'état on 11 September 1973...
Timeline of Events
1973
9.11.1973
A coup in Chile headed by General Augusto Pinochet topples the democratically elected president Salvador Allende. Pinochet remains in power for almost 17 years.
1986
9.7.1986
Gen. Augusto Pinochet, president of Chile, escapes attempted assassination.
1988
10.5.1988
The Chilean opposition coalition ''Concertación'' (center-left) defeats Augusto Pinochet in his re-election attempt and a general election is called the following year.
1998
10.16.1998
Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.