From the BBC's this day in history:
1973: President overthrown in Chile coup
President Salvador Allende of Chile, the world's first democratically-elected Marxist head of state, has died in a revolt led by army leaders.
One report says the 64-year-old leader committed suicide rather than surrender to the commanders of the armed forces and the paramilitary police.
Pinochet's obituary. Amnesty International's report on Pinochet.