Today in Latin American History
Cortes Arrived in Mexico in Search of the Aztec Civilization in 1519
Photo: Hernan Cortes
Today in Latin American history, Hernan Cortes arrived in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth in 1519.
Cortes led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Brazil Tancredo Neves who never officially took office due to illness was born in 1910
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine boxer Pascual Pérez who was Argentina’s first world boxing champion was born in 1926
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban percussionist Emilio Estefan who is married to Gloria Estefan was born in 1953
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras who is ranked as one of the top players in the world was born in 1977
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican athlete Ana Gabriela Guevara who won a Olympic Silver medal in 2004 was born in 1977
- Today in LatAm history, Colombian Andrés Caicedo who is regarded as one of Colombia’s best writers died in 1977
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican footballer Omar Bravo who plays for the National team & Atlas was born in 1980