The Day In History
On this date Alvaro Obregon was rescued by Francisco Villa just before he was to be shot by a firing squad.
On this date the bus in which Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was riding collided with a streetcar in Mexico city. She never recovered fully from injuries she sustained in that accident.
On this date President Guadalupe Victoria celebrated for the first time the Grito de Dolores. Subsequent Presidents continued the tradition until Porfirio Diaz who changed the celebration to the night of the 15th, his birthday.
On this date the Zapatista army entered Mexico City with Commander Marcos at the lead to demand constitutional reforms of the rights of the indigenous population.
On this date the United States was the victim of an attack by Muslim terrorists who flew planes into the Twin Towers buildings in New York and one other into the Pentagon.
On this day in Laredo, Texas, Mexican soldiers confronted Americans and groups of Mexican traitors. The battle took place in the recently declared Republic of Río Grande and is considered the beginning of the intervention of America.
On this date the American invaders hanged in San Ángel 16 Irish soldiers of the Saint Patricia battalion who originally fought with the American army but on seeing the injustice of the war formed a battalion within the Mexican forces.
On this date the expedition “Magallanes-Elcano” completed the first around the world voyage aboard the “Victoria” with only 18 survivors of the original 234 men and five boats.
On this date on the orders of President Carranza, conferences began in New London then Atlantic City to facilitate the withdrawal of soldiers looking for Francisco Villa. The conferences ended on November 24 but the forces did not leave Mexico until February the following year.
On this date Mother Teresa of Calcutta died.
On this date Apache Chief Geronimo, born on June 16, 1829 in Asunción de María in Arizpe, Sonora, surrendered with his tribe in the sierra madres before 5000 American soldiers who were pursuing them.
On this date Spain and Great Britain signed a treaty wherein Great Britain acknowledged the sovereignty of Spain over Belize, while giving England logging rights to the territory. This treaty took the country formerly called British Honduras from Mexico.
On this date the Japanese surrendered unconditionally to the United States ending World War II after six years and one day of fighting.
On this date Mexican President José López Portillo announced in Mexico city the nationalization of banks.
On this date one American dollar was worth 10 million German marks.