Today in Latin American History
US fought Mexican Carrancistas in Only WWI Battle on American Soil
Photo: Nogales in early 20th century
Today in Latin American history, U.S. fought Mexican Carrancistas & German advisors in only WWI battle fought on US soil in 1918
The Battle of Ambos Nogales, known in Mexico La batalla del 27 de agosto, took place on the borders of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora.
This battle was notable for being a significant confrontation between U.S. and Mexican forces during the Border War which took place in the context of the Mexican Revolution and the First World War.
This occurred after the Zimmermann telegram during World War I when the international border between the two Nogales was a wide open boulevard named International Street.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Uruguay was formally proclaimed independent at peace talks during the Cisplatine War in 1828
- Today in LatAm history, Amado Nervo one of the important Mexican poets of the 19th century was born in 1870
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican baseball player José Vidro who plays for the Washington Nationals was born in 1974