Maya Long Count: 12. 19. 9. 3. 6. LAHUN-Cimi BOLONLAHUN Pop
Mexica: YEI-Tochtli. MACTLACTLI-Miquiztli Miccailhuitontli CAXTOLLIYEI
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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