Maya Long Count: 12. 19. 11. 6. 16. UUC-Cib BOLONLAHUN Zotz
Mexica: MACUILLI-Tecpatl. CHICOME-Cozcacuauhtli Pachtontli CAXTOLLIYEI
On This Day
|1405|| Years Ago, in 599:|
[18.104.22.168.12] Oldest son of Lord Water becomes the king of Caracol.
|1194|| Years Ago, in 810:|
[22.214.171.124.0] Lord Yax-Pac of Copan goes to Quirigua to celebrate the katun ending. Last date recorded at Quirigua.
|483|| Years Ago, in 1521:|
[Day 1-Acatl, Year 3-Calli] Second invasion to Tenochtitlan. Battles between Spaniards and Mexicas continue in several fronts of the Great Tenochtitlan, defended by Cuauhtemoc.
|476|| Years Ago, in 1528:|
Sweet potatoes, haricot beans, turkeys, cocoa, and vanilla are introduced to Spain by Hernan Cortez, who presents some of the beans to Pope Clement VII.
|193|| Years Ago, in 1811:|
Insurgence troops defeat Royalist forces in Zitacuaro, Michoacan.
|169|| Years Ago, in 1835:|
Santa Anna departs to battle federalist forces in Zacatecas. Miguel Barragan assumes office as President Interim.
|96|| Years Ago, in 1908:|
Liberal Silva's El Paso, Texas, home raided.
|93|| Years Ago, in 1911:|
The Federal forces directed by Col. Vega and Mayol defeat the mercenary forces of Jack B. Mosby who had taken the city of Tijuana.
|80|| Years Ago, in 1924:|
Songwriter Vicente Garrido is born in Guadalajara. Authored "No me platiques mas," "Todo o nada," etc.
|58|| Years Ago, in 1946:|
Representatives from the American republics sign a convention for uniform copyright protection of literary, scientific and artistic works.
|55|| Years Ago, in 1949:|
The General Union of Mexican Workers and Peasants (UGOCM) is created.
|51|| Years Ago, in 1953:|
Intellectual and educator Benito Fentanes dies in Veracruz, Veracruz.
|50|| Years Ago, in 1954:|
US Senate Minority Leader Lyndon Johnson (D Tex) introduces a resolution to reaffirm the Monroe Doctrine.
|20|| Years Ago, in 1984:|
Ernesto Galarza, 78, a leading crusader for the rights of farm workers and the elder statesman of the Chicano movement dies in San Jose, California. His writings helped bring about the end of the controversial "bracero" system: _Merchants of Labor_, _Strangers in Our Fields_, etc.
|11|| Years Ago, in 1993:|
Basketball player Rodolfo (Ford) Diaz Mercado dies at 75.
|8|| Years Ago, in 1996:|
According to the World Bank's 1995 annual report on poverty reduction, 85% of the Mexican population now lives in poverty. The figure includes those people who earn less than five dollars a day, which is about twice the minimum wage.
"El poeta lirico debe ser juzgado en el conjunto de su obra, porque esta es esencialmente compleja como la vida misma." -- Manuel Gutierrez Najera
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