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Mexican Luchador Karloff Lagarde aka the “King of the Welterweight” was Born in 1928

Today in Latin American history, Mexican Luchador Karloff Lagarde known as "king of the Welterweight" was born in 1928. He was known by this title due to him holding the Mexican National Welterweight Championship four times and the NWA World Welterweight Championship three times in his career. continue reading »

The “Robin Hood of El Dorado” was Killed in 1853

Today in Latin American history, Joaquin Murieta, the famous bandit known as "Robin Hood of El Dorado," was killed in 1853. Murieta, who was also known as the "The Chilean Bandit" or "Mexican Robin Hood," was a famous figure in California during the California Gold Rush of the 1850s. continue reading »

The Coronation the First Emperor of Mexico Took Place in 1822

Today in Latin American history, the coronation of Agustín de Iturbide, the first Emperor of Mexico, took place in 1822. continue reading »

Mexican Revolutionary Francisco “Pancho” Villa was Assassinated in 1923

Today in Latin American history, prominent Mexican Revolutionary general Francisco "Pancho" Villa was assassinated in 1923. continue reading »

Mexican General Jose Maria Yanez Stopped the French Invasion of Guaymas in 1854

Today in Latin American history, Mexican General Jose Maria Yanez stopped the French invasion of Guaymas in 1854. continue reading »

Mexican Painter Frida Kahlo was Born in 1907

Today in Latin American history, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo who was known for her self-portraits was born in 1907. Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident, she became one of Mexico's greatest artists. continue reading »

Vicente Fox was Elected President of Mexico in 2000

Today in Latin American history, Vicente Fox was elected President of México in 2000. Fox was elected President of Mexico in the 2000 presidential election, a historically significant election that made him the first president elected from an opposition party since Francisco I. continue reading »

Hernán Cortés, Spanish Conquistadors Fought Their Way Out of Tenochtitlan in 1520

Today in Latin American history, Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés fought their way out of Tenochtitlan, Mexico in 1520. continue reading »

Mexican Serial Killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz aka “The Railway Killer” was Killed in 2006

Today in LatAm history, Mexican serial killer Ángel Maturino Reséndiz known as "The Railway Killer" was killed in 2006. He was responsible for as many as 15 murders across the United States and Mexico during the 1990s. continue reading »

Former President of Mexico Antonio López de Santa Anna Died in 1876

Today in Latin American history, former President of Mexico Antonio López de Santa Anna died in 1876. Sometimes called "the Napoleon of the West," he was a Mexican political leader, general, and eleven-time president who greatly influenced early Mexican politics and government. continue reading »

Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico was Executed in 1869

Today in Latin American history, Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire was executed by a firing squad in Querétaro in 1867. He was proclaimed Emperor of Mexico on 10 April 1864, with the backing of Napoleon III of France and a group of Mexican monarchists who sought to revive the Mexican monarchy. continue reading »

U.S. National Guards Began Working the U.S.-Mexico Border in 2006

Today in Latin American history, National Guards began working the 2000 mile U.S.-Mexico border to fight undocumented immigration in 2006. Known as Operation Jump Start, President George W. Bush ordered tightened border security and the construction of a border fence. continue reading »

Mexican Singer Paulina Rubio was Born in 1971

Today in Latin American history, Mexican singer Paulina Rubio was born in 1971. An original member of the pop group Timbiriche (1981-91), Rubio began a solo career and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide as a solo artist. continue reading »

Mexican Revolutionary Pancho Villa was Born in 1878

Today in Latin American history, Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa who was also Governor of Chihuahua was born in 1878. While living as a fugitive, Pancho Villa joined Francisco Madero's successful uprising against Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz, and, due to his skills as a fighter and leader, Villa was made a colonel. continue reading »

Mexican President Porfirio Díaz fled the country during the Mexican Revolution in 1911

Today in Latin American history, President of Mexico Porfirio Díaz fled the country during the Mexican Revolution in 1911. Porfirio Díaz's days were numbered when Francisco I. Madero had gathered much popular support during an election. But when the government announced the official results, Díaz was proclaimed to have been re-elected almost unanimously, with Madero gathering only a minuscule number of votes. continue reading »

Emperor Maximilian I Of Mexico Arrived In Mexico For The First Time In 1864

Today in Latin American history, Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrived in Mexico for the first time in 1864. Maximilian and Charlotte arrived in May of 1864 and set up their official residence at Chapultepec Castle. continue reading »

Mexican President, Dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz’s Term Ended in 1911

Today in Latin American history, Mexican President and dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz's term ended in 1911. Ruling since 1876, these years are known as the Porfiriato. continue reading »

Conquistadors Massacred Aztec Nobles During a Festival in 1520

Today in Latin American history, conquistadors attacked a traditional festival, slaughtering hundreds of unarmed Aztec nobles in 1520. Spanish conquistadors had a tentative hold on Tenochtitlan, now called Mexico City, Aztec nobles asked Pedro de Alvarado for permission to hold a traditional festival, and he permitted it. continue reading »

200,000 Mexicans Protested the Mexican Drug War in 2011

Today in Latin American history, 200,000 Mexicans protested the 38,000 who have died during the Mexican Drug War in 2011. Mexicans in at least 25 of the country’s 31 states protested to “stop the war, for a just and peaceful Mexico." continue reading »

General Zaragoza Defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862

Today in Latin American history, Mexican troops led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín halt the French invasion at Battle of Puebla in 1862. continue reading »