Day of Remembrance of Salvador Allende in Chile
Day of Remembrance of Salvador Allende in Chile is held on September 11. The anniversary of the 1973 military coup. This event in the second decade of the month September is annual. Help us
He was one of the founders of the Socialist Party of Chile and in 1938 became a minister of health. He was a senator from 1945 until 1969 and was President of the Chilean Senate from 1966 until 1969.
Salvador Allende was the president of Chile from 1970 until his 1973 suicide, and head of the Popular Unity government; he was the first Marxist ever to be elected to the national presidency of a liberal democracy in Latin America.
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