The Day In History
On this date the Greek philosopher Aristotle died.
On this date General Santa Anna was victorious in the battle of The Alamo.
On this date the Catholic church condemned a book by Copernicus which contained his astronomy theories.
On this date in the city of Texcoco, Nazahualcóyotl was born. In 1431 he was crowned King of Texcoco and is known as a great statesman, poet, philosopher, theologist and orator.
On this date the Russian Revolution broke out.
On this date the Conference of Berlin ended in which 14 European countries and the United States divided Africa, establishing the general basis to justify former occupations.
On this date the “Plan de Iguala” decreed proclaiming the independence of Mexico with the motto “Independence, Union and Religion” symbolized by the flag born that day.
On this date the American civil rights leader Malcolm X was murdered.
On this date the volcano Pariután was born spreading ash in the State of Michoacán, especially over the town of Parangaricutirimácuaro.
On this date José de León Toralla, member of the Liga Nacional para la Defensa de la Libertad Religiosa and assassin of Alvaro Obregón, was shot.
On this date the writer, painter and architect Miguel Ángel Buonarroti died.
On this date the last Apache Chief, Jeronimo, died in Oklahoma. Jeronimo was born in Arizona when it was part of Mexico and was baptized in Arizpe, Sonora. He fought against the American army and Mexico to defend his tribe.
On this date the population of San Vicente, close to San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, defended their territory against North American invaders on the boat Cyane who were looking to annex the peninsula to the United States in the battle known as “Acción de San Vicente.”
On this date the black plague arrived in Europe and racism against the Jews increased. For that reason, on this day in the city of Strasburg, France, 2,000 Jews were burned alive by the population as they considered the Jews responsible for the plague. The incident became known as the Saint Valentine Massacre.
On this date vice-regal Bucareli ordered the frigates Princesa and Favorita to leave the port of San Blas to explore the Pacific north coast up to San Francisco.