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Revered Argentine First Lady Eva “Evita” Perón Died in 1952

Today in LatAm history, revered Argentine First Lady Eva "Evita" Perón died in 1952. The second wife of President Juan Perón, Evita is credited with speaking on behalf of labor rights, fought for women's suffrage, and ran the nation's first large-scale female political party, the Female Peronist Party. continue reading »

Argentina Declared Independence From Spain in 1816

Today in Latin American history, Argentina declared independence from Spain in 1816. The Congress of Tucumán declared the independence of the United Provinces of South America, which is still today one of the legal names of the Argentine Republic. continue reading »

Che Guevara Set Out on a Trip Throughout LatAm in 1953

Today in Latin American history, Ernesto "Che" Guevara set out on a trip through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, and Costa Rica in 1953. He eventually settled for a while in Guatemala, at the time experimenting with significant land reform under President Jacobo Arbenz. continue reading »

Argentine-Spanish Footballer Alfredo Di Stéfano was Born in 1926

Today in Latin American history, Argentine-Spanish footballer Alfredo Di Stéfano who played for Real Madrid was born in 1926. Di Stéfano won the European Champions' Cup five seasons in a row in the 1950s. continue reading »

Former President of Argentina Juan Perón Died in 1974

Today in Latin American history, former President of Argentina Juan Perón died in 1974. Perón became president of Argentina after the 1943 coup that overthrew the ineffective civilian government. continue reading »

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi was Born in 1987

Today in Latin American history, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi who plays for the National team & FC Barcelona was born in 1987. Messi has been regarded as the best footballer in the world and as one of the greatest players in history. continue reading »

Stampede at Argentine Stadium Killed 74, Injured 150 in 1968

Today in Latin American history, stampede towards a closed exit at Argentine football stadium killed 74, injured 150 in 1968. continue reading »

Argentine Forces Surrendered to British Forces Ending the Falkland War in 1982

Today in Latin American history, Argentine forces unconditionally surrendered to British forces ending the Falklands War in 1982. Beginning on Friday 2 April 1982, Argentine forces invaded and occupied the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. continue reading »

Argentine Air Attack Killed 56 British Servicemen in 1982

Today in Latin American history, 56 British servicemen were killed by Argentine air attack on two landing ships in 1982. The Bluff Cove Air Attacks occurred during the Falklands War. British troop transport ships were bombed by the Argentine Air Force (FAA) whilst unloading, with significant damage and casualties. continue reading »

British, Argentine Forces Clashed at the Battle of Goose Green in 1982

Today in Latin American history, British forces defeated the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green in 1982. The Battle for Goose Green was the first major land conflict of the Falklands War that lasted 40-hours, during which 17 British troops and 47 Argentine soldiers lost their lives. continue reading »

Civil Unrest in Argentina, Known as Rosariazo, Broke Out in 1969

Today in Latin American history, civil unrest in Argentina, known as Rosariazo, following the death of a 15 year-old student broke out in 1969. continue reading »

Israeli Mossad Agents Captured Nazi Fugitive Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960

Today in Latin American history, four Israeli Mossad agents captured Nazi fugitive Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960. continue reading »

Argentine First Lady Eva “Evita” Peron was Born in 1919

Today in Latin American history, Argentine first lady and actress Eva "Evita" Perón was born in 1919. The second wife of President Juan Perón, Evita is credited with speaking on behalf of labor rights, fought for women's suffrage, and ran the nation's first large-scale female political party, the Female Peronist Party. continue reading »

British Nuclear Submarine Sunk an Argentine Cruiser in 1982

Today in Latin American history, the British nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sunk the Argentine cruiser ARA General Belgrano in 1982. continue reading »

Brazilian Marines Unsuccessfully Attacked the an Argentina Naval Base in 1827

Today in Latin American history, Brazilian marines unsuccessfully attacked the temporary naval base of Carmen de Patagones, Argentina during the Cisplatine War in 1827. continue reading »

Argentine Commander Don José de San Martín was Born in 1778

Today in LatAm history, Argentine military commander Don José de San Martín who was the first President of Peru was born in 1778. Don José de San Martín was an Argentine soldier, statesman, and national hero who helped lead the revolutions against Spanish rule in Argentina (1812), Chile (1818), and Peru (1821). continue reading »

Peron was Elected President in Argentina in 1946

Today in Latin American history, Juan Domingo Peron was elected President in Argentina in 1946. He was elected to serve as President of Argentina on three occasions (1946, 1951 and 1973). continue reading »