Today in Latin American History
Chilean Nobel Prize Winner Gabriela Mistral Died in 1957
Photo: Gabriela Mistral
Today in Latin American history, Chilean writer Gabriela Mistral who won the Nobel Prize in Literature 1945 died in 1957.
She was the first Latin American, and, so far, the only Latin American woman, to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The famed writer’s poetry centered on nature, betrayal, and love. She is still remembered today with her portrait on the 5,000 Chilean peso bank note
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine Dean and politician Gregorio Funes member of the Junta Grande died in 1829
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican boxer Félix Trinidad who won multiple world championships was born in 1973
- Today in LatAm history, Sandinista Daniel Ortega became president of Nicaragua and vowed to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba; American policy continues to support the Contras in their revolt against the Nicaraguan government in 1985