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The Allende Meteorite Fell Near Chihuahua in 1969

Today in Latin American history, the Allende meteorite fell near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico in 1969. The Allende meteorite is the largest carbonaceous chondrite ever found on Earth. continue reading »

Mexico Adopted the Current Constitution in 1917

Today in Latin American history, the current constitution of Mexico was adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches in 1917. continue reading »

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was Signed in 1848

Today in Latin American history, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed ending the Mexican-American War in 1848. The war ended in favor of the United States of America. continue reading »

President Clinton Authorized $20 Billion Loan to Mexico in 1995

Today in Latin American history, President Bill Clinton authorized a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy in 1995. continue reading »

U.S. Ended the Search for Mexican Revolutionary Pancho Villa in 1917

Today in Latin American history, U.S. ended the search for Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa after 11 months in 1917. continue reading »

Spanish Troops Defeat the Mexicans at the Battle of Calderón Bridge in 1811

Today in Latin American history, a heavily outnumbered Spanish force of 6,000 troops defeats nearly 100,000 Mexican revolutionaries at the Battle of Calderón Bridge in 1811. continue reading »

Mexican Actor Ricardo Montalbán Died in 2009

Today in Latin American history, Mexican Actor Ricardo Montalbán who played over 160 roles died in 2009. Montalbán career spanning seven decades, he is most recognized for his role as Mr. Roarke in Fantasy Island. continue reading »

The Treaty of Cahuenga Ended the Mexican–American War in 1847

Today in Latin American history, the Treaty of Cahuenga ended the Mexican–American War in California in 1847. It was not a formal treaty between nations but an informal agreement between rival military forces in which the Californios gave up fighting. continue reading »

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

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 »

Archaeologists Say 400 Animal Species Were Offered to Gods in Tenochtitlan

Mexican archaeologists have identified more than 400 animal species in some 60 offerings made to the gods at the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City, including molluscs, fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, the National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »