The Day In History
On this date Felipe Ángeles, Revolutionary General and collaborator of Francisco Villa, was killed.
On this date at the age of 61 in Mexico City, Mexican muralist and painter Diego Rivera died.
On this date during the term of Juan N. Álvarez, the Juárez Law was decreed stating all men in Mexico are equal.
On this day political anarchist Ricardo Flores Magón who opposed the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz was beaten to death by guards at the Leavenworth Prison in Kansas.
On this date during a religious festival in Quisteil, Yucatan, the baker Jacinto Uc de los Santos, known as “Canek,” began an indigenous rebellion against whites and mestizos who were exploiting them.
On this date the residents of Guadalajara, Jalisco declared President López de Santa Anna as Dictator in Perpetuity and Serene Highness.
On this date Canada, the United States and Great Britain refused to hand over the secret of the atomic bomb to Russia.
On this date Genaro Vazquez returned to the Guerrero Sierras with farmers and students to form a rural guerrilla force.
On this date the capital of the Azteca kingdom, Tenochtitlán, was founded.
On this date in San Miguel de Nepantla in the State of Mexico, Juana de Asbaje y Ramirez de Santillana, writer, poet, philosopher and a woman of wide intellectual pursuits was born. She became known as Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and was considered the “Tenth Muse.”
On this date in Campeche José María Alpuche e Infante was born. The liberal Presbyterian was a legislator and senator for Tabasco. He was arrested in Cuba for complicity in the project to liberate the island of Santa Ana and died in 1840 in the Santo Domingo convent.
On this date an historic battle took place in La Angostura, Sonora, between federal troups and indigenous Yaquis who opposed the government of General Días. The surviving Yaquis were sent to the Yucatán where they were sold as slaves.
On this date in Nacozari, Sonora, the railwayman Jesús García died a hero when he risked his life to save the town population from the imminent explosion of a convoy of dynamite on fire in the center of the town.
On this date during the term of Mariano Arista the first telegraph line was inaugurated. Spaniard Juan de la Granja was awarded the concession and his first transmission was between Mexico City and Nopaluca, Puebla, a distance of 180 kilometres.
On this date the Real Academia de los Nobles Artes de San Carlos was inaugurated, the first art academy on the American continent which also housed the first Art Museum in Latin America.