The Day In History
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.
On this date the first basketball game was televised in the United States.
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.
On this date Hitler introduced the “Volkswagen” or “people´s car.”
On this date Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec King, was assassinated on the orders of Hernán Cortés.
On this date Gutenberg printed his first book, The Bible.
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.
On this date in Michoacán the volcanoe Paricutín was born, the youngest volcanoe in the the world.
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.
On this date the first steamship crossed the Suez Canal.
On this date The Beatles left for India to meet with Maharishi Maresh Yogui.
On this date General Vicente Guerrero Saldaña, betrayed by Italian Francisco Picaluga, was shot in Cuilapan, Oaxaca on the orders of President Anastasio Bustamante.
On this date the human genome was discovered.
On this date in Paris the Argentinian writer Julio Cortázar, author of “Reyuela,” died.
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.