Today in Latin American History
The Mexican Revolution Began in 1910
Photo: Revolutionary soldiers
Today in Latin American history, reformist writer and politician Francisco I. Madero denounced Mexican President Porfirio Díaz, calling for a revolution to overthrow the government of Mexico in 1910.
Díaz’s refusal to allow clean elections effectively started the Mexican Revolution.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Zumbi, the last leader of Quilombo dos Palmares, was executed by the forces of Portuguese in Brazil in 1695
- Today in LatAm history, the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado took place between the Argentine Confederation and Anglo-French forces in 1845
- Today in LatAm history,after the Soviet Union agreed to remove its missiles, President JFK ends the quarantine of the Cuba in 1962