Today in Latin American History
Texas Revolution Began When Mexican Soldiers Tried to Disarm the People of Gonzales, Texas in 1835
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Today in Latin American history, the Texas Revolution began when Mexican soldiers tried to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas in 1835.
Also known as the Texas War of Independence, was the military conflict between the government of Mexico and Texas colonists.
The revolution resulted in the establishment of the Republic of Texas after the final battle on April 21, 1836.
Conflicts between the two nations continued into the 1840s, finally being resolved with the Mexican–American War of 1846 to 1848 after the annexation of Texas to the United States.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Spanish royalist troops defeated rebel Chilean forces at the Battle of Rancagua in 1814
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Bolivia Víctor Paz Estenssoro who was in office 1985-89 was born in 1907
- Today in LatAm history, 20,000 Haitians were killed after Dominican Rafael Trujillo orders their execution in 1937
- Today in LatAm history, a peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City culminates in the Tlatelolco massacre in 1968
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican footballer Francisco Fonseca who played for Nat team & FC Atlante was born in 1979
- Today in LatAm history, the Carandiru massacre took place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in Brazil in 1992
- Today in LatAm history, Aeroperú Flight 603 crashed into the Pacific after takeoff from Lima Peru killing 70 in 1996