Today in Latin American History
Real Madrid Football Club was Founded in 1902
Photo: Real Madrid
Today in Latin American history, the Real Madrid football club was founded in 1902.
Founded as the Madrid Football Club, the club has traditionally worn a white home uniform since its beginnings.
The word Real, Spanish for royal, was bestowed to the club by King Alfonso XIII in 1920 together with the royal crown in the emblem.
Today, Real Madrid is regarded as a top club both in La Liga, the Spanish League, and in the Champions League, the European League.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, after a thirteen day siege at the Battle of the Alamo by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured in 1836
- Today in LatAm history, Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez who won the 1982 Nobel Prize was born in 1927
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban baseball player Cookie Rojas who played for the Kansas City Royals was born in 1939
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian jazz singer Flora Purim who was a member of the group Return to Forever was born in 1942