Today in Latin American History
U.S. General Winfield Scott Captured Mexico City in 1847
Photo: U.S. General Winfield Scott
Today in Latin American history, U.S. General Winfield Scott entered Mexico City & raised a U.S. flag over Hall of Montezuma in 1847.
This colluded a devastating advance that began with an amphibious landing at Vera Cruz six months earlier.
The battle had been a significant victory for the U.S. Lasting throughout most of the day, the fighting had been severe and costly.
The Mexican-American War began with a dispute over the U.S. government’s 1845 annexation of Texas.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Guatemala Jacobo Arbenz who was later ousted by the US was born in 1913
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban musician Cachao López often called the inventor of the mambo was born in 1918