The Day In History
On this date Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Azteca reign, was founded.
On this date Adolf Hitler and Mussolini declared war on the United States.
On this date Nelson Mandela and Frederik de Klerk received the Nobel Peace Prize.
On this date the statue of Carlos IV was inaugurated in the Zocalo of Mexico City. The statue was designed and sculpted in bronze by the renowned Valencian sculptor and architect Manuel Tolsa, resident of Mexico.
On this date the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour, motivating the United States to enter the Second World War.
On this date Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, head of the Mexican government, declared in Guadalajara the abolition of slavery and tributes.
On this daate Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla published a decree in Guadalajara returning land to the indigenous peoples.
On this date Christian Barnard performed the first human heart transplant in Capetown, South Africa.
On this date Fidel Castro disembarked from the ship Granma in Cuba.
On this date writer Mark Twain was born.
On this date the United Nations General Assembly decided to divide Palestine into two states, one Arab and one Jewish.
On this date President Madero mandated a No Re-election law forbidding the re-election of the President of the Republic, the Vice-President and Governors of the States.
On this date General Felipe Angeles, one of the oldest Army Generals, was shot in Chihuahua. Days before he was captured by federal troupes in a cave in the Chihuahua sierras after coming to Mexico to fight Venustiano Carranza.
On this date the Spanish writer Lope de Vega was born.