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March 2, 1822

On this date in Texcoco Doña Manuela Medina died. She was the heroine of the fight for Independence for which she was given the rank of Captain in the insurgent army. She was born in Taxco, Guerrero.

February 28, 1940

On this date the first basketball game was televised in the United States.

February 27, 1767

On this date, as a result of a disagreement between the Church and Spanish State, Carlos III issued a decree expelling all Jesuits from colonial territories.

February 26, 1936

On this date Hitler introduced the “Volkswagen” or “people´s car.”

February 24, 1525

On this date Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec King, was assassinated on the orders of Hernán Cortés.

February 23, 1455

On this date Gutenberg printed his first book, The Bible.

February 21, 1934

On this date Somoza ordered the death of Augusto César Sandino who took part in the resistence to the American invasión of Nicaragua from 1927 to 1933.

February 20, 1943

On this date in Michoacán the volcanoe Paricutín was born, the youngest volcanoe in the the world.

February 18, 1913

On this date Madero and Pino Suárez were arrested on the orders of the traitor Huerta who made an agreement with the United States Ambassador to assume power. Madero and Pino Suárez were forced to resign or be assassinated.

February 17, 1867

On this date the first steamship crossed the Suez Canal.

February 16, 1968

On this date The Beatles left for India to meet with Maharishi Maresh Yogui.

February 14, 1831

On this date General Vicente Guerrero Saldaña, betrayed by Italian Francisco Picaluga, was shot in Cuilapan, Oaxaca on the orders of President Anastasio Bustamante.

February 13, 2001

On this date the human genome was discovered.

February 12, 1984

On this date in Paris the Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar, author of “Reyuela,” died.

February 11, 2011

On this date Joseph W. Westphal, undersecretary of the American army, declared that if the narcos take over the government of Mexico, they will send in troops.