Today in Latin American History
Salvadoran Priest Rang Church Bells Beginning the Independence Movement in 1811
Photo: Catedral de San Salvador
Today in Latin American history, Salvadoran priest rang church bells launching the 1811 Independence Movement in 1811.
The insurrectionists organized themselves along with prominent middle-class supporters of the cause of independence such as doctors and priests who took part in the event.
This was the first of a series of revolts in Central America in El Salvador against Spanish colonialism and dependency on the Captaincy General of Guatemala.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, the Federal Republic of Central America began to disintegrate when Nicaragua leaves in 1838
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer César Luis Menotti who played & coached the Nat’l team was born in 1938
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine bandoneonist & singer Rubén Juárez who wrote Tango music was born in 1947
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican-American actress Judy Reyes who starred in Scrubs was born in 1967