Today in Latin American History
Argentina Declared Independence From Spain in 1816
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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.
The Declaration pointed to the circumstances in Europe of the past six years—the removal of the King of Spain by the Napoleon and the subsequent refusal of Ferdinand VII to accept constitutional rule both in the Peninsula and overseas.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Chilean war hero Ignacio Carrera Pinto whose face is on the 1,000 peso note died in 1882
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian supercentenarian Maria Gomes Valentim who lived to be 114 yo was born in 1896
- Today in LatAm history, revolts in the state of São Paulo led to the Brazilian Constitutionalist Revolution in 1932