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  • Puebla City, Mexico
    Monday May 5, 1862

    Mexican Revolution

    The Battle of Puebla

    Puebla City, Mexico
    Monday May 5, 1862

    In the 19th century, Díaz had been a national hero, opposing the French Intervention in the 1860s and distinguishing himself in the Battle of Puebla on 5 May 1862 ("Cinco de Mayo").




  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Nov 28, 1876

    Mexican Revolution

    Díaz Seized The Presidency

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Nov 28, 1876

    As a military man himself, and one who had intervened directly in politics to seize the presidency in 1876, Díaz was acutely aware that the Federal Army could oppose him. He augmented the rurales, a police force created by Juárez, making them his personal armed force. The rurales were only 2,500 in number, as opposed to the 30,000 in the Federal Army and another 30,000 in the Federal Auxiliaries, Irregulars, and National Guard. Despite their small numbers, the rurales were highly effective in bringing control to the countryside, especially along the 12,000 miles of railway lines. They were a mobile force, often put on trains with their horses to put down rebellions in relatively remote areas of Mexico.




  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Dec 1, 1884

    Mexican Revolution

    Díaz had ruled Continuously

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Dec 1, 1884

    Díaz had ruled continuously since 1884. The question of presidential succession was an issue as early as 1900, when Díaz turned 70. It was his "undeclared intention to step down from the presidency in 1904."




  • Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
    Friday Jun 1, 1906

    Mexican Revolution

    The 1906 Cananea Strike

    Cananea, Sonora, Mexico
    Friday Jun 1, 1906

    Mexican copper miners in the northern state of Sonora took action in the 1906 Cananea strike.




  • Río Blanco, Veracruz, Mexico
    Monday Jan 7, 1907

    Mexican Revolution

    The Río Blanco Strike

    Río Blanco, Veracruz, Mexico
    Monday Jan 7, 1907

    In the state of Veracruz, textile workers rioted in January 1907 at the huge Río Blanco factory, the world's largest, protesting against unfair labor practices. They were paid in credit that could be used only at the company store, binding them to the company.




  • Mexico
    Wednesday Oct 5, 1910

    Mexican Revolution

    The Plan de San Luis Potosí

    Mexico
    Wednesday Oct 5, 1910

    On 5 October 1910, Madero issued a "letter from jail," known as the Plan de San Luis Potosí, with its main slogan Sufragio Efectivo, No Re-elección ("free suffrage and no re-election"). It declared the Díaz presidency illegal and called for revolt against Díaz, starting on 20 November 1910. Madero's political plan did not outline major socioeconomic revolution, but it offered the hope of change for many disadvantaged Mexicans.




  • Chihuahua, México
    Thursday Nov 10, 1910

    Mexican Revolution

    Madero Supporter Toribio Ortega Took up arms With a Group of Followers

    Chihuahua, México
    Thursday Nov 10, 1910

    When it became obvious that the election had been fixed, Madero supporter Toribio Ortega took up arms with a group of followers at Cuchillo Parado, Chihuahua on 10 November 1910.


  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday May 21, 1911

    Mexican Revolution

    The Treaty of Ciudad Juárez

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday May 21, 1911

    With the Federal Army defeated in a string of battles, Diaz's government began negotiations with the revolutionaries. One of Madero's representatives in the negotiations was his running mate in the 1910 elections, Francisco Vázquez Gómez. The talks culminated in the 21 May 1911 Treaty of Ciudad Juárez. The signed treaty stated that Díaz would abdicate the presidency along with his vice president Ramón Corral by the end of May 1911, to be replaced by an interim president, Francisco León de la Barra, until elections were held.


  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Nov 6, 1911

    Mexican Revolution

    Madero Won The Election decisively and Was Inaugurated as President

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Nov 6, 1911

    Some supporters criticized Madero for displaying weakness in not simply seizing the presidency from Diaz, and for failing to pass immediate reforms; however, by following the electoral process, Madero established a liberal democracy and received support from the United States and popular leaders such as Orozco, Villa, and Zapata. Francisco León de la Barra became interim president of Mexico, pending an election to be held in October 1911. Madero won the election decisively and was inaugurated as president in November 1911.


  • Ayala, Morelos, Mexico
    Tuesday Nov 28, 1911

    Mexican Revolution

    Plan of Ayala

    Ayala, Morelos, Mexico
    Tuesday Nov 28, 1911

    In response to this lack of action, Zapata promulgated the Plan de Ayala in November 1911, declaring himself in rebellion against Madero. He renewed guerrilla warfare in the state of Morelos. Madero sent the Federal Army to deal with Zapata, unsuccessfully.


  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday Sep 22, 1912

    Mexican Revolution

    Founding The anarcho-Syndicalist Casa del Obrero Mundial Founded

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday Sep 22, 1912

    The anarcho-syndicalist Casa del Obrero Mundial (House of the World Worker) was founded in September 1912 by Antonio Díaz Soto y Gama, Manuel Sarabia, and Lázaro Gutiérrez de Lara and served as a center of agitation and propaganda, but it was not a formal labor union.


  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Wednesday Feb 19, 1913

    Mexican Revolution

    Huerta's presidency

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Wednesday Feb 19, 1913

    Huerta's presidency is usually characterized as a dictatorship. From the point of view of revolutionaries at the time and the construction of historical memory of the Revolution, it is without any positive aspects. "Despite recent attempts to portray Victoriano Huerta as a reformer, there is little question that he was a self-serving dictator." There are few biographies of Huerta, but one strongly asserts that Huerta should not be labeled simply as a counter-revolutionary, arguing that his regime consisted of two distinct periods: from the coup in February 1913 up to October 1913, during which time he attempted to legitimize his regime and demonstrate its legality by pursuing reformist policies.


  • Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
    Tuesday Apr 6, 1915

    Mexican Revolution

    The Battle of Celaya

    Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
    Tuesday Apr 6, 1915

    The rival armies of Villa and Obregón met on 6–15 April 1915 in the Battle of Celaya.


  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Feb 5, 1917

    Mexican Revolution

    Approving a New Constitution

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Monday Feb 5, 1917

    Carranza had consolidated enough power to go forward with the drafting of a new constitution in 1917.


  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1920

    Mexican Revolution

    Alvaro Obregón was elected President

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Oct 26, 1920

    Alvaro Obregón was elected president in October 1920, the first of a string of revolutionary generals.


  • Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico
    Friday Jul 20, 1923

    Mexican Revolution

    Villa's Assassination

    Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico
    Friday Jul 20, 1923

    Villa was assassinated in July 1923.


  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday Jan 28, 1940

    Carlos Slim

    Birth

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday Jan 28, 1940

    Slim was born on 28 January 1940, in Mexico City.


  • Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico
    Sunday Nov 25, 1956

    Fidel Castro

    The Yacht Granma

    Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico
    Sunday Nov 25, 1956

    After purchasing the decrepit yacht Granma, on 25 November 1956, Castro set sail from Tuxpan, Veracruz, with 81 armed revolutionaries.The 1,200-mile (1,900 km) crossing to Cuba was harsh, with food running low and many suffering seasickness. At some points, they had to bail water caused by a leak, and at another, a man fell overboard, delaying their journey.


  • Aztec Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Jul 21, 1970

    Pelé

    1970 World Cup

    Aztec Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Jul 21, 1970

    Pele won World Cup 1970 against Italy 4-1


  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday Jun 22, 1986

    Diego Maradona

    Hand of God

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Sunday Jun 22, 1986

    Argentina eliminated England at the Azteca Stadium, also in Mexico City. After scoring two contrasting goals in the 2–1 quarter-final win against England, his legend was cemented. The majesty of his second goal and the notoriety of his first led to the French newspaper L'Equipe describing Maradona as "half-angel, half-devil". This match was played with the background of the Falklands War between Argentina and the United Kingdom. Replays showed that the first goal was scored by striking the ball with his hand. Maradona was coyly evasive, describing it as "a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God". It became known as the "Hand of God". Maradona's second goal, just four minutes after the hotly disputed hand-goal, was later voted by FIFA as the greatest goal in the history of the World Cup. He received the ball in his own half, swiveled around and with 11 touches ran more than half the length of the field, dribbling past five English outfield players (Peter Beardsley, Steve Hodge, Peter Reid, Terry Butcher, and Terry Fenwick) before he left goalkeeper Peter Shilton on his backside with a feint, and slotted the ball into the net.


  • Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico
    Saturday Jul 26, 1986

    Diego Maradona

    The Dream

    Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico
    Saturday Jul 26, 1986

    Maradona captained the Argentine national team to victory in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, winning the final in Mexico City against West Germany.


  • Mexico
    Thursday Mar 29, 2007

    Carlos Slim

    The World's Second Richest Person

    Mexico
    Thursday Mar 29, 2007

    On March 29, 2007, Slim surpassed American investor Warren Buffett as the world's second richest person with an estimated net worth of US$53.1 billion compared with Buffet's US$52.4 billion.


  • Mexico
    Wednesday Aug 8, 2007

    Carlos Slim

    The World's Richest Person 2007

    Mexico
    Wednesday Aug 8, 2007

    On August 8, 2007, Fortune magazine reported that Slim had overtaken Gates as the world's richest person.


  • Querétaro City, Mexico
    Friday Sep 5, 2014

    Ronaldinho

    To Mexico

    Querétaro City, Mexico
    Friday Sep 5, 2014

    Signed a two-year contract with Mexican club Querétaro on 5 September 2014.


  • Plaza Carso, Mexico City, Mexico
    Wednesday Apr 15, 2015

    Carlos Slim

    Carso Oil & Gas

    Plaza Carso, Mexico City, Mexico
    Wednesday Apr 15, 2015

    On April 15, 2015, Slim formed his own oil company called Carso Oil & Gas.


  • Mexico
    Tuesday Jan 3, 2017

    Ford

    Ford Has Cancelled Plans To Invest $1.6 Billion In a New Plant In Mexico

    Mexico
    Tuesday Jan 3, 2017

    On January 3, 2017, Ford CEO Mark Fields announced that in a "vote of confidence" because of the pro-business climate being fostered in part by President-elect Donald Trump, Ford has cancelled plans to invest $1.6 billion in a new plant in Mexico to manufacture the Ford Focus.


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