Today in Latin American History
Peron was Elected President in Argentina in 1946
Photo: Juan Peron
Today in Latin American history, Juan Domingo Peron was elected President in Argentina in 1946.
He was elected to serve as President of Argentina on three occasions (1946, 1951 and 1973).
His policies were mostly populist and tended to favor the working classes, who embraced him and made him without question the most influential Argentine politician of the 20th Century.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Colonel William Travis issued a call for help on behalf of the Texan troops defending the Alamo under attack by the Mexican army in 1836
- Today in LatAm history, Argentina-born actress Linda Cristal who won two Golden Globe awards was born in 1934
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican baseball player Mike Lowell who plays for the Miami Marlins was born in 1974
- Today in LatAm history, U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced the Caribbean Basin Initiative designed to “prevent the overthrow of the governments in the region” by the “brutal and totalitarian” forces of communism in 1982
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban cartoonist Antonio Prohías who created the “Spy vs. Spy” comic strip died in 1998