Today in Latin American History
Mexican Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata was Born in 1879
Photo: Emiliano Zapata
Today in Latin American history, Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata was born in 1879.
He formed and commanded the Liberation Army of the South, an important revolutionary brigade, and his followers were known as Zapatistas.
He is a figure from the Mexican Revolution era who is still revered today.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Brazil Artur da Silva Bernardes who was in office 1922-26 was born in 1875
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican baseball player José Cruz who played for the Houston Astros was born in 1947