The Day In History
On this date the United States declared war on Spain in which it would lose Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam.
On this date William Shakespeare was born. On the same day in 1616 he died as did Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quijote de la Mancha.
On this date in Chilpancingo, Guerrero, General Nicolás Bravo, hero of the Mexican Independence fight, former President of the Republic and defender of the Chapultepec Castle during the North American invasion of 1847, died.
On this date German physicist Albert Einstein died in the United States.
On this date in the San Jerónimo Convent in Mexico City, Juana Inés de la Cruz died of typhoid fever.
On this date the Tarahumara rebellion against the Spanish began.
On this date, General of the Liberation Army of the south, Emiliano Zapata, issued a circular stating adecuate education of children was of the utmost importance.
On this date Emiliano Zapata was assassinated.
On this date the American Civil War ended.
On this date Spanish painter Pablo Picasso died in France.
On this date in Rome Pope John Paul II died after suffering for various weeks with respiratory problems.
On this date the soldiers of the Mazatlán garrison, under General Antonio Rosales, resisted for three days an attack on the fort from the French frigate “La Cordelliere” repelling the invasión.
On this date the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh was born who lived and died in poverty and misery. On this same day in 1987 his painting “Sunflowers” sold for 40 million dollars.
On this date Veracruz was defended by civilians who resisted an attack from the United States, without help from the federal government.
On this date Captain Ponce de León, a Spanish explorer looking for the fountain of youth, descovered a large extension of land in New Spain which he named “La Florida” for the abundance of flowers.