Today in Latin American History
The Constitution of Puerto Rico was Approved by the U.S. Congress in 1952
Photo: Constitution of Puerto Rico
Today in Latin American history, the Constitution of Puerto Rico was approved by the Congress of the United States in 1952.
The United States government authorized Puerto Rico to draft its own constitution.
The framers had to follow only two basic requirements. The first was the document must establish a republican form of government for the island. The second was the inclusion of a Bill of Rights.
Under this Constitution, Puerto Rico officially identifies as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, the Spanish fleet was destroyed by the U.S. Navy in Cuba during the Siege of Santiago in 1898
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Argentina Hipólito Yrigoyen who was in office 1916-22 & 1928-30 died in 1933
- Today in LatAm history, Venezuelan baseball player César Tovar who played for the Minnesota Twins was born in 1940
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban baseball player Dolf Luque who played for the Cincinnati Reds died in 1957
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican-American baseball player Moisés Alou who played for the Chicago Cubs was born in 1966
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian mixed martial artist Wanderlei Silva aka “The Axe Murderer” was born in 1976
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player Edinson Volquez who pitches for the San Diego Padres was born in 1983