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Today in Latin American History

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

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

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Today in Latin American history, Argentine first lady and actress Eva “Evita” Perón who was in office in 1952 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.

In 1952, shortly before her death from cancer at the age of 33, Eva Perón was given the title of “Spiritual Leader of the Nation” by the Argentine Congress.

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