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June 29 1974 Isabela Peron takes office as Argentine president


On June 29th 1974, with Argentine President Juan Peron on his deathbed, Isabela Martinez de Peron, his wife and vice president, was sworn in as the leader of the South American country. President Isabela Peron, a former dancer and Peron’s third wife, was the Western Hemisphere‘s first female head of government. Two days later, Juan … Continue reading

June 14 1982 Falkland Islands War ends


On June 14th 1982, after suffering through six weeks of military defeats against Britain’s armed forces, Argentina surrendered to Great Britain, ending the Falkland Islands War. The Falkland Islands, located about 300 miles off the southern tip of Argentina, had long been claimed by the British. British navigator John Davis may have sighted the islands … Continue reading

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