The Day In History
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.
On this date American President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Lincoln opposed the war against Mexico and helped bring about the emancipation of slaves.
On this date the United States admitted it found no chemical weapons in Iraq.
On this day Texas, a territory of the province of Coahuila which separated from Mexico to become independent, celebrated a treaty with the United States in which it became a State of the United States of America.
On this date the citizens of Caborca and regular forces under Captain Lorenzo Rodríguez defeated the irregular forces of the United Stated called “filbusteros” of Henry A . Crabb after six days of fighting.
On this date Father Kino, after exploring the Mar de Cortés, founded the “Provincia de la Santísima Trinidad de las Californias” later known as La Paz.
On this date Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands beginning a war with Great Britain during which many young Argentinians lost their lives.