The Day In History
On this date the American space craft Challenger exploded causing the death of its seven crew members.
On this date José Martí, poet and hero of the Independence of Cuba, was born in Havana, Cuba.
On this date Vietnam and the United States signed a peace accord officially ending the Vietnam war.
On this date Senator Francisco Field, a liberal who contested the Bucareli Treaties between the US and Mexico, was asassinated in Mexico.
On this date Pope John Paul II visited Mexico for the fourth time.
On this date President Juárez decreed that beginning today the Ley del Juicio Amparo went into effect.
On this date the population rebelled against the North American occupation and assassinated governor Bent in Taos, Nuevo Mexico.
On this date the government of New Spain gave Moisés Austin permission to colonize with 300 families the territory of Texas providing the families were catholic and european.
On this date President Juárez published in Mexico the Reform Laws establishing the separation of government and the church.
On this date Martin Luther King was born.
On this date the actor Humphrey Bogar died of throat cancer.
On this date The Beatles released their album “Yellow Submarine”.
On this date King Philip II ordered the establishment of the Inquisition in New Spain.
On this date construction of the Panama Canal began.
On this date Cuauhtémoc assumed power, the last of the Aztec emperors.