Today in Latin American History
The Allende Meteorite Fell Near Chihuahua in 1969
Photo: Allende meteorite
Today in Latin American history, the Allende meteorite fell near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico in 1969.
The Allende meteorite is the largest carbonaceous chondrite ever found on Earth.
The meteorite is notable for possessing abundant, large calcium-aluminium-rich inclusions, which are among the oldest objects formed in the Solar System.
The meteorite was formed from nebular dust and gas during the early formation of the solar system.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Las Heras crossed the Andes with an army to join San Martín and liberated Chile from Spain in 1817
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine actor Alejandro Rey who acted in nearly 100 roles was born in 1930
- Today in LatAm history, Ecuadorian footballer Ulises de la Cruz who played for the National team & LDU Quito was born in 1974