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April 18, 1965

On this date Guillermo González Camarena, inventor of the coloured television, died in an automobile accident at the age of 48.

April 17, 1695

On this date Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz died.

April 15, 1817

On this date, from the United States and Britain, three boats with 300 soldiers arrived in the port of Soto La Marina accompanied by the Spanish liberal Don Francisco Javier Mina and the Mexican liberal Fray Servando Teresa de Mier who came to fight for the independence of Mexico.

April 14, 1912

On this date the British ship Titanic hit an iceberg and sank 150 miles from the coast of Nova Scotia. 1513 of the 2224 people aboard drowned.

April 12, 1844

On this date the territory of Texas separated from the province of Coahuila and signed a treaty to be annexed to the United States.

April 11, 1861

On this date Francisco González Bocanegra, author of the words of the Mexican National Anthem, died of typhoid fever.

April 10, 1919

On this date Emiliano Zapata was assassinated at the Chinameca hacienda.

April 8, 1973

On this date, the painter Pablo Picasso died in Mougins, France.

April 4, 1860

On this date in New York the mail service Pony Express began, covering 3,200km from the Missouri River to the East Coast of the United States.

April 2, 1982

On this date Argentina occupied the Falkland Islands, a protectorate of Great Britain.

April 1, 1857

On this date citizens under the command of Captain Lorenzo Rodríguez began a battle against the north american forces under Henry A. Crabb who arrived from San Francisco to Caborca, Sonora with the intention of conquering Mexican territory to annex it to the United States. On the sixth day, Crabb´s forces were defeated and after a trial, each one was shot by a firing squad, including Crabb.

March 31, 1864

On this date General Antonio Rosales resisted for three days the bombardment of Mazatlán by the French frigate La Cordelliere and repelled the invaders who were attempting to take the port.

March 28, 1977

On this date President López Portillo renewed diplomatic relations with Spain.

March 27, 1847

On this date the port of Veracruz was taken by North American forces under the command of General Winfield Scott.

March 26, 1995

On this date the European Union without borders was born comprised of seven countries: Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Holland.