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  • Nov 6, 1519

    Hernan Cortez

    Hernan Cortez
    Hernan Cortes conquers central Mexico.
  • Dec 12, 1531

    The Virgin of Guadalupe Fiesta

    The Virgin of Guadalupe Fiesta
    On this day people from all parts of Mexico make their way to Mexico's chief religious center at the Basilica of the Virgen of Guadalupe.
    Today, tens of thousands of people travel to Mexico City to visit the place where the Virgin appeared to the Mexican People. The holiday is a national fiesta that includes traditional music and fun attractions.
  • Jose Maria Morelos

    Jose Maria Morelos
    The Spanish suppress the independence movement in Mexico with the capture and execution of its leader, Jose Maria Morelos
  • Adam-Onis Treaty

    Adam-Onis Treaty
    U.S.-Mexico boundary established by Spain and the United States.
  • Treaty of Cordoba

    Treaty of Cordoba
    Spain recognizes Mexican independence with the Treaty of Cordoba
  • Mexcican Independence from Spain

    Mexcican Independence from Spain
    Mexico wins independence from Spain.
  • Texas Colonization

    Texas Colonization
    Mexico permits Stephen F. Austin to start Texas colonization.
  • Mexico Republic

    Mexico Republic
    Mexico becomes a republic.
  • Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

    Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
    Antonio López de Santa Anna begins the first of five spells as president of Mexico.
  • Texas independence from Mexico

    Texas independence from Mexico
    Texas declares its independence from Mexico. Mexicans and Texans battle at the Alamo and San Jacinto.
  • U.S declares war on Mexico

    U.S declares  war on Mexico
    The U.S. Mexico war begins
  • Los Niños Heroes

    Los Niños Heroes
    Heros of the Mexican-American War 1847. The President of Mexico commemorates their sacrifice at a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument to Los Niños Héroes in Chapultepec Park.
  • The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo brings the U.S.-Mexican War to an end.
  • Mexica cession

    Mexica cession
    The U.S. wins the Mexican-American War and gains Mexican territory. The land includes what are now Nevada and Utah, plus parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado.
  • Benito Juarez

    Benito Juarez
    The Liberals recover Mexico City and elect Benito Juarez as president.
  • Cinco de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo
    France, Britain, and Spain attempt to force Benito Juarez’s government to repay debts owed.
    On May 5 (Cinco de Mayo), mestizo and Zapotec soldiers defeat the French army in the Battle of Puebla.
  • The Emperor Maximiliano

    The Emperor Maximiliano
    The Civil War ended, the United States sent troops to the border, the French withdrew and Maximilian is executed at Querétaro.
  • The Mexican Revolution

    The Mexican Revolution
    The Mexican Revolution begins when citizens rise up against oppressive rulers.
  • Constitution Day

    Constitution Day
    The Mexican Constitution was drafted in Santiago de Querétaro by a Constitutional Convention during the Mexican Revolution. It was approved by the Mexican Constitutional Congress on February 5, 1917, with Venustiano Carranza serving as the first president under its terms.
  • Día de la Raza

    Día de la Raza
    This day celebrates Columbus' arrival to the Americas, and the historical origins of the Mexican race.