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Father Hidalgo’s “Grito de Dolores” Began Mexico’s Fight for Independence in 1810

Today in Latin American history, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla's "Grito de Dolores" began Mexico's fight for independence from Spain in 1810. The "grito" was the pronunciamiento of the Mexican War of Independence. continue reading »

U.S. General Winfield Scott Captured Mexico City in 1847

Today in Latin American history, U.S. General Winfield Scott entered Mexico City & raised flag over Hall of Montezuma in 1847. This colluded a devastating advance that began with an amphibious landing at Vera Cruz six months earlier. continue reading »

6 Teenage Mexican Cadets Died Defending Chapultepec Castle in 1847

Today in Latin American history, six teenage Mexican cadets known as Niños Héroes died defending Chapultepec Castle in 1847. continue reading »

Battle of El Molino del Rey During the Mexican-American War Took Place in 1847

Today in Latin American history, the Battle of El Molino del Rey during the Mexican-American War took place in 1847. One of the bloodiest engagements, it was fought between Mexican forces under General Antonio Léon against an American force under General Winfield Scott at a hill called El Molino del Rey near Mexico City. continue reading »

Los Angeles was Founded by 44 Mexican Settlers in 1781

Today in Latin American history, Los Angeles was founded by 44 Mexican settlers becoming part of Spanish California in 1781. Known as the Pobladores, the new townsfolk consisted of eleven families (11 men and 11 women) and 22 children of various Spanish castes. continue reading »

Aeroméxico Flight 498 Collided with a Plane in California Killing 82 in 1986

Today in Latin American history, Aeroméxico Flight 498 collided with a plane in California killing 82 in 1986. continue reading »

US fought Mexican Carrancistas in Only WWI Battle on American Soil in 1918

Today in LatAm history, US fought Mexican Carrancistas & German advisors in only WWI battle fought on US soil in 1918. continue reading »

Mexican Superstar Thalía was Born in 1971

Today in Latin American history, Mexican singer Thalía who is one of the best-selling latin musicians of all time was born in 1971. Born Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda, she is recognized as the most successful female solo Mexican artist internationally by media conglomerates such as Univision Communications, Televisa and TV Azteca. continue reading »

Exiled Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky Was Attacked with an Ice Axe in Mexico in 1940

Today in Latin American history, in Mexico City exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was wounded with an ice axe in 1940. continue reading »

Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlán Fell to Hernán Cortés in 1521

Today in Latin American history, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán (present-day Mexico City) fell to conquistador Hernán Cortés in 1521. Though numerous battles were fought between the Aztecs and the Spanish army, it was the siege of Tenochtitlan that was the final, decisive battle that led to the downfall of the Aztec civilization and marked the end of the first phase of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. continue reading »

Mexican Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata was Born in 1879

Today in Latin American history, Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata was born in 1879. He formed and commanded the Liberation Army of the South, an important revolutionary brigade, and his followers were known as Zapatistas. continue reading »

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 »