Andrew's Mexican History Timeline

  • May 20, 1520

    The Temple Masacre

    The Temple Masacre
    When Hernán Cortés was at the Aztec city of Tenoctitlan he heard that the Spanish were arriving on the coast Pánfilo de Narváez was sent from Cuba to arrest him and Cortés was forced to leave the city to fight them. During his absence, Moctezuma asked deputy governor Pedro de Alvarado for permission to celebrate Toxcatl But after the festivities had started, Alvarado interrupted the celebration, killing the most prominent people of the Aztec upper classes.This started an Aztec rebellion.
  • The Cry of Dolores

    The Cry of Dolores
    On the morning of September 16, 1810, the parish priest of the town of Dolores, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, declared himself in open revolt against Spanish rule from the pulpit of his church, launching the Mexican War of Independence. This action became known as the "Grito de Dolores" or "Cry of Dolores" and today Mexicans celebrate September 16 as their Independence Day.
  • Battle of Calderon Bridge

    Battle of Calderon Bridge
    The Mexicans battle for Calderon bridge was a descisive battle in the Mexican Revolutionary war. The Battle of Calderón Bridge was the last campaign of the first stage of the War of Independence.
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    Mexican American War

    The Mexican American War was also known as the first American Intervention. It was an armed conflict between the U.S. and Mexico. The U.S. won New Mexico and California.
  • Battle of Puebla

    Battle of Puebla
    The battle of Puebla took place during the French Intervention in Mexico. The battle was a sucssess for the Mexican Army, this is an annually celebrated in the U.S. and in Mexico. This is important because the Mexicans kicked the Frence out of their country.
  • Battle of Zacatecas

    Battle of Zacatecas
    The Battle of Zacatecas was one of the key engagements of the Mexican Revolution. In June of 1914 he sent a massive force to hold the town of Zacatecas from the relentless advance of Pancho Villa and his legendary Division of the North, which was probably the most formidable army of those arrayed against him. Villa's decisive victory at Zacatecas devastated the federal army and marked the beginning of the end for Huerta.
  • Battle of Celaya

    Battle of Celaya
    The Battle of Celaya, which occurred near Celaya, Guanajuato was a battle of the Mexican Revolution. Forces under Pancho Villa were badly defeated by forces under the command of Álvaro Obregón, who supported the presidency of Venustiano Carranza. Villa lost around 4,000 men killed in frontal attacks. He also lost 1,000 horses, 5,000 rifles, and 32 cannons. Approximately 6,000 of his men were taken prisoner.
  • Pancho Villa attacks the U.S.A

    Pancho Villa attacks the U.S.A
    The Pancho Villa expidition generally known in the United States as the Mexican Expidition and sometimes referred to as the Punitive Expeditionwas a military operation conducted by the United States Army against the paramilitary forces of Mexican revolutionary Francisco "Pancho" Villa. This expidition was initiated as a retaliation to the Pancho Villa attacks.
  • Zapata Assassination

    Zapata Assassination
    Once the Mexican Revolution launched into a feirceness of battles Emiliano Zapata still remained in the headlines. Nine years later he was killed when president Carranza put a bounty on him when he refused to disarm, hoping that someone from among the Zapatistas would betray their leader and turn him in. When this did not happen, Carranza’s government sent Colonel Jésus Guajardo to invite. The Liberation Army of the South soon fell apart,but Zapata’s legacy is still felt throughout Mexico today.
  • Assasination of Pancho Villa

    Assasination of Pancho Villa
    In 1917, Carranza was sworn in as President but was assassinated in 1920 by agents working for Obregón, and Villa saw this as an oppurtunity to retire. Villa was like and hated, but to most he was a hero dozens if not hundreds of fathers and brothers might have had a score to settle with Villa. When Villa died The real Mexican rebellion against the government ended