The Day In History
On this date Josefa Ortíz de Domínguez was apprehended by the army for participation in the independence movement.
On this date in Paris, France, died banished dictator General Porfirio Díaz, president of Mexico for over thirty years.
On this date Ambassador Poinsett arrived in Mexico to negotiate the purchase of the northern territories. Failing in his objective, he meddled in the internal affairs of the country.
On this date the forces of Hernán Cortés continued to be attacked by the Mexicans, fleeing and suffering heavy losses. The conquistadores fled to the town of Popotla where, behind a tree, Cortés cried over the defeat.
On this date the United Provinces of Centroamerica, which joined Mexico on January 5, 1822, proposed at a congress in Guatemala to separate from Mexico.
On this date the religious conflict (Guerra Cristera) in Mexico ended. President Portes Gil and church officials signed a treaty.
On this date, Mexico City-Tenochtitlan was decreed the capital of New Spain.
On this date President Lázaro Cárdenas expropriated and nationalized the Mexican railways.
On this date federal forces under Colonels Vega and Mayol, with the help of townspeople, defeated the forces under Jack B.Mosby which had possession of Tijuana forcing Mosby back to the USA.
On this date Maximilian is executed in Querétaro together with Miramón and Mejía. Benito Juárez restores the country to a republic.
On this date from his prison cell in Querétero, Maximilian sent a telegraph to President Juárez asking for clemency for Generals Miramón and Mejía.
On this date President John F. Kennedy accompanied by his wife made an official visit to Mexico to meet with counterpart Adolfo López Mateos.
On this date archaeologist Alberto Ruz Lhuillier discovered the tomb of King Pacal in Palenque.
On this date President Juárez nationalized all property belonging to the Church.
On this date Maximiliano de Habsburg, Emperor of Mexico, entered Mexico City having been invited by conservatives to take the throne. Exactly three years later a War Council was convened to oust him.