Today in Latin American History
Brazil’s Father of Football Charles William Miller Born in 1874
Photo: Charles William Miller
Today in Latin American history, Brazilian Charles William Miller who introduced Brazil to the sport of football (soccer) was born in 1874. He is known as the father of Brazilian football.
Miller was born in Brazil but moved to England at the age of 10 to continue his schooling. Upon finishing his education, he returned to Brazil with two footballs where he set up the São Paulo Athletic Club (SPAC) and the first football league in Brazil.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Argentina Nicolás Avellaneda whose education reforms led to the country’s economic growth died in 1885
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine actress and singer Libertad Lamarque who gained fame across Latin America was born in 1908
- Today in LatAm history, Mexico is left out of the Colorado River Compact dividing the River’s water supply in 1922
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican-American singer Julieta Venegas who has won multiple Grammy and Latin Grammys Award Awardswas born in 1970