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Civil war breaks out in Chile between supporters of a liberal president and a hostile congress     
The Great Valparaiso Earthquake damages much of central Chile and is felt from Peru to Buenos Aires     
The Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral makes her name with her first collection, Sonetos de la muerte        
A Chilean poet, Ricardo Reyes, adopts the pen name Pablo Neruda      
20-year-old Chilean poet Pablo Neruda publishes one of his best-known collections, Twenty Love Poems       
Pablo Neruda increases his international reputation with a collection of surrealist poems, Residencia en la tierra ('Residence on earth')       
The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda publishes his epic account of South America and its people, Canto general       
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Salvador Allende, heading a Socialist and Marxist coalition, is elected president in Chile      
The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda wins the Nobel Prize for Literature       
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President Salvador Allende appoints Augusto Pinochet commander-in-chief of the Chilean army and brings him into the cabinet