Mexican Heritage Almanac


Wed. Apr 24, 2002

Today is the 114th day of 2002 with 251 remaining.

There are no morning stars.
The evening stars are MercuryVenusMarsJupiterSaturn
Those born on this date are under the sign of (Taurus.)

 Maya Long Count: 12. 19. 9. 3. 6. LAHUN-Cimi BOLONLAHUN Pop

Mexica: YEI-Tochtli. MACTLACTLI-Miquiztli Miccailhuitontli CAXTOLLIYEI

Otomi Quenza: 3-Anqhua. Mapa: 10-Anyayay at. Cana: Anttzengotu 18
Purepecha: TANIMO-Auani. TEMBEN-Uarhini. Hanci~ascuaro TEMBENYUNTANIMU
Zapotec Yza: 13-Quij. Chij: 10-Lana. Cocijo: 1-Loo. Cocij: 1-Xoo.
Miercoles 24 de Abril de 2002
Today is the Saint`s Day for Alejandro, Melito, Honorio

On This Day

446 Years Ago, in 1556:
[Day 12-Tecpatl Year 12 Tecpatl] A comet is seen in the Anahuac Valley. In Europe, the comet would be known as Charles' Comet, as it foretold the retirement of Emperor Charles V from the throne and public life.

397 Years Ago, in 1605:
Tepanec native scholar Antonio Valeriano dies in Mexico City. Wrote _Relacion de la imagen de Nuestra Sen~ora de Guadalupe_, etc.

202 Years Ago, in 1800:
The world's largest library is founded in Washington, D.C. There are about 80-Million items in the U.S. Library of Congress.

168 Years Ago, in 1834:
Santa Anna takes office as President once again.

156 Years Ago, in 1846:
Mariano Arista takes command of the Mexican forces defending Matamoros against the US invasion.

125 Years Ago, in 1877:
News arrive in Mexico City on the concentration of US forces along the border near Matamoros under Gen. Ord.

105 Years Ago, in 1897:
President Manuel Avila Camacho is born in Teziutlan, Puebla. [d.]

102 Years Ago, in 1900:
Perennial labor leader Fidel Velazquez is born in Villa Nicolas Romero, State of Mexico. Motto: ``if you move you don't come out in the photo''

95 Years Ago, in 1907:
Director of photography Gabriel Figueroa Mateos is born in Mexico City. He worked for Bun~uel, Ford, and Emilio Fernandez. He ranks among the leading directors of photography in world cinema.

94 Years Ago, in 1908:
Historian and physician Don Jose Maria Marroqui dies in Mexico City. He was the author of the work "La ciudad de Mexico".

88 Years Ago, in 1914:
Mexico breaks diplomatic relations with the US, after the latter invades its territory.

82 Years Ago, in 1920:
The Plan of Agua Prieta is undertaken to overthrow Carranza led by Gen. Plutarco E. Calles, Francisco R. Manzo and Angel Flores.

61 Years Ago, in 1941:
Dialy newspaper _Excelsior_ reports the government has approved an initial expenditure of $14 million for improving harbors on the Gulf and Pacific coasts as naval bases.

60 Years Ago, in 1942:
Authorities arrest reported Nazi Party chief Ewald Bork and three other officials of the party in Mexico City.

54 Years Ago, in 1948:
Composer Manuel M. Ponce dies in Mexico City. Wrote "Estrellita", etc.

47 Years Ago, in 1955:
Spanish-born, poet, critic, art historian, and painter Jose Moreno Villa dies in Mexico City. [b. Feb 16, 1887, Malaga]

40 Years Ago, in 1962:
Spanish-born poet Emilio Prados dies in Mexico City. Wrote _Memoria del olvidado_, etc.

33 Years Ago, in 1969:
Arson at Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel with alleged involvement from the Brown Berets.

32 Years Ago, in 1970:
Meeting in Uruguay, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) acts to increase its total resources to $3.5 billion over the next five years.

30 Years Ago, in 1972:
The Law of the National Fund for Housing is promulgated.

12 Years Ago, in 1990:
President Salinas' "personal representative" to the Pope is accredited by the Vatican.

10 Years Ago, in 1992:
Mexican film "Danzon", directed by Maria Novaro, is recognized in the Film Festival of Montevideo.

9 Years Ago, in 1993:
DIF reports that divorce rate in Mexico has reached 35%.

"True historic science consists in showing and explaining the structure of the being that we endow to the past when we discover it as ours." -- Edmundo O'Gorman

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