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Juan Diaz de Solis arrives with a Spanish expedition to the Rio de Plata estuary and claims the land of what is present-day Argentina for the Spanish Crown.

1595 The African Slave Trade begins in Argentina, operarting out of Buenos Aires, the present-day Argentinian capital.
1776 The Spaniards establish the viceroyalty of Rio de Plata and names Buenos Aires its capital.
1820 Known also as the the "Terrible Year Twenty," when the armies fighting for Argentinian Independence split into factions and the unity of the revolutionary government comes undone.
1824 The Battle of Ayacucho. This battle ends the struggle for Independence that had been occurring in Peru. This was significant to Argentina since it ended Spanish ambitions in South America.
1829 Juan Manuel de Rosas. He becomes the governor of Buenos Aires and claims the providence's independence.

Battle of Caseros. Rosas's army is defeated and the dictatorship ends.

The San Nicolas Agreement. This creates the Argentine Confederacion on May 31 of this year.

1919 January 7-13 called "La Semana Tragica." This is the bloody repression of striking workers by army units in Buenos Aires.
1943 Army nationals declare themselves loyal to national interests and topple the provisional government of Ramon Castillo, creating a military dictatorship
1946 Juan Domingo Peron elected as president of the nation and from this year to 1949,his government and he nationalized key industries and services.
1947 A movement for women suffrage led by Eva Peron, Juan Peron's wife, culminates in success.
1955 After having won direct re-election in 1952 and having begun his second term, the Peronist government is taken over by the armed forces and Peron forced from power.
1955 Alicia Partnoy was born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina.
1958 Arturo Frondizi is elected president. Later, in the year 1962, he would announce support for the Peronist Movement, saying he would allow Peronist participation in the coming elections. To prevent his from happening, the armed forces take control of the government in March of the year 1962.
1963 Since the Peronists were not involved in the election, Arturo Illia is elected president.
1972 Alejandro Lanusee, provisional president, begins the process of returning Argentina to civilian rule. He pardons Juan Peron who had been exiled, allowing him to come back to the country. In 1973, Peron is elected to an unprecedented third term. Peron would die in the year 1974.
1975-1983 La Guerra Sucia/ The Dirty war. This was a period of state terrorism in which the government sequestred suspected and real enemies of the state. It leads to the death and disappearance of thousands of Argentines and foreign nationals.

Alicia Partnoy is detained.

The "Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo" officially begin their protest against the dictatorship.

1979 Alicia Partnoy arrives to the United States after having been imprisoned and brutalized for three years.
1987 The Little School is published.
1992 Revenge of the Apple---Venganza de la manzana is published.
2005 Little Low Flying---Volando bajito is published.
Present Day Alicia Partnoy is an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola Marymount University.