Today in Latin American History
Mexico Officially Adopted a New Constitution And Became a Federal Republic in 1824
Photo: Mexican Constitution of 1824
Today in Latin American history, Mexico officially adopted a new constitution and became a federal republic in 1824.
Created after the overthrow of the Mexican Empire of Agustin de Iturbide.
This constitution said the republic took the name of United Mexican States, and was defined as a representative federal republic, with Catholicism as the official and unique religion.
It was replaced by the Federal Constitution of the United Mexican States of 1857.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Brazil Prudente José de Morais who was in office 1894-98 was born in 1841
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Argentina Marcelo T. de Alvear who was in office 1922-28 wgas born in 1868
- Today in LatAm history, Chilean folklorist Violeta Parra who wrote “Gracias a la Vida” was born in 1917
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Silvio Marzolini who played for the National team was born in 1940
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Jorge Valdano who played for & managed Real Madrid was born in 1955
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican Carlos Carsolio who was fourth man ever to climb the 14 tallest mountains was born in 1962
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban singer and songwriter Jon Secada who has won multiple Grammy Awards was born in 1962
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican singer Yuridia who has found success in Mexico & the US was born in 1986