1887 - Born in Los Ángeles, Chile on the 15th of September to Luis Dávila and Emilia Espinoza.
1907 - Graduated from the University of Santiago, Chile.
1911 - Entered Law School at the University of Chile.
1914 - He dropped out in school to work for newspaper "El Mercurio", of Santiago.
1917-1927 - Established and directed "La Nación" of the same city.
1932 - He founded the Chilean magazine, "Hoy".
1927-1931 - Served as Chilean Ambassador to the United States.
1929 - Received an honorary LL.D. from Columbia University.
- Another honorary LL.D. from the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles.
1932 - He was a member of the Government Junta and for several months provisional President of Chile.
1933 - He was the visiting Professor of International Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, under the auspices of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
1940 - Chilean Representative to the Inter-American Financial and Economic Advisory Committee.
- Became the author of the "Dávila plan", which created the Inter-American Development Commission.
1941 - Received the Maria Moors Cabot Award from Columbia University.
1943-1946 - He served on the Council of UNRRA.
1946 - Served as a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
1949 - He authored and published the "We of the Americas".
1954-1955 - Served as secretary-general of Organization of American States (OAS).
1955 - He died on 19th of October while serving as Secretary General of the OAS.
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