Today in Latin American History
Mexican Controlled Nacogdoches, Texas is Declared the Republic of Fredonia in 1826
Photo: Republic of Fredonia's flag
Today in Latin American history, Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia in 1826.
On this day, the rebels rode into Nacogdoches and raised a flag of independence. Ultimately leading to the Fredonian Rebellion which lasted from December 22, 1826 – January 31, 1827.
Some historians consider the Fredonian Rebellion to be the beginning of the Texas Revolution.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Spanish poet Rafael Alberti who is regarded as one of Spain’s greatest writers was born in 1902