The Day In History
On this date in Valladolid, Spain, explorer Christopher Columbus died.
On this date don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was excommunicated by the Michoacán Bishop and the Archbishop of Mexico, as well as by the Mexican Inquisition, along with his followers.
On this date French pirates under the command of Nicholás Agramonte, Lorenzo Jácome and Mister Rámon, disembarked at the port of Veracruz and committed all kinds of abuses, including surrounding the church with cannons and blackmailing their prisoners.
On this date Mexican writer Juan Nepomuceno Carlos Pérez Rulfo Vizcaíno was born in Sayula, Jalisco. Although he wrote only two books, he is considered one of the greatest writers of Hispanic American narratives of the 20th Century.
On this date an attempt was made to assassinate Pope John Paul II in Portugal.
On this date American President Polk, following the principles of “Manifest Destiny” and under the pretext of helping independent Texas colonists, officially declared war against Mexico, even though American troops had already invaded Mexico.
On this date the war between Vietnam and the United States ended after 15 years.
On this date Filipino natives killed Portuguese explorer Fernando de Magellan’s.
On this date during the Spanish Civil War, under the orders of Francisco Franco the German air force bombarded the down of Vasco de Guernica. Several weeks later Picasso began painting his famous mural known as “Guernica.”
On this date after the city of Puebla had been besieged by French troupes since March 16 the year before, the Mexican army under General Porfirio Díaz fought the invaders and repelled the French army.
On this date the Official Anthem of the State of Sinaloa, words and music by Faustino López Osuna, was introduced before government authorities in a solemn ceremony at the Sinaloa Art Museum in Culiacán.
On this date Hernan Cortes founded the Villa Rica de Vera-Cruz.
On this date the “Guerra Cristera” war began over the opposing positions between the Catholic church and the Mexican government. The war lasted three years and claimed the lives of 250,000 Mexicans.
On this date Mexican inventor of the colour television, Guillermo González Camarena, died.
On this date physicist Albert Einstein died in the United States.