Today in Latin American History
First Governor of Puerto Rico Luis Muñoz Marín was Born in 1898
Photo: Luis Muñoz Marín
Today in Latin American history, the first Governor of Puerto Rico Luis Muñoz Marín who was seen as “Father of Modern Puerto Rico” and the “The Architect of the Commonwealth” was born in 1898.
On November 13, 1961, John F. Kennedy honored Luis Munoz Marin for his accomplishments with a state dinner at the White House, and in 1963 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Muñoz Marín was re-elected three times, serving a total of sixteen years as Governor.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Venezuelan scientist Humberto Fernández Morán who is known for inventing the diamond knife or scalpel was born in 1924
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican baseball player Luis Arroyo who played for the New York Yankees was born in 1927