Today in Latin American History
Evita Gathered Many Argentines to Demand Juan Peron’s Release in 1945
Photo: October 17 demonstration
Today in Latin American history, Evita gathered many people in Argentina to demand Juan Peron’s release in 1945.
On October 9, 1945 Juan Perón was arrested by his opponents within the government who feared that due to the strong support of the descamisados, the workers and the poor of the nation, Perón’s popularity might eclipse that of the sitting president.
Between 250,000 and 350,000 people gathered in front of the Casa Rosada, Argentina’s government house, to demand Juan Perón’s release, and their wish was granted.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian composer Luiz Bonfá known for the “Black Orpheus” soundtrack was born in 1922
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Sergio Goycochea who played for the National team & Club Atlético River Plate was born in 1963
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican singer & violinist Marcela Bovio who is a member of Stream of Passion was born in 1979