• The US Mexican war

    the us and mexico go to war
  • The Bureau of Public instuctions orders that all schools in California to be tought in english

  • Us establishes First Border Patrol

  • Mexican Revolution

  • Public schools begin americanization programs

  • Octaviano Lorrazolo elected for hispanic US senitor

  • The United States 1.2 million mexian and mexican americans back to mexico

  • Richy Valence becomes the first rock and roll singer

  • Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba causing massive immigration from Cuba to the US

  • Sabado Gigante first airs

  • Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta found the United Farm Workers of America

  • latino high school students "walk out" of there high schools to protest unequal treatment in schools

  • Rudolfo Anaya writes Bless Me Ultima

  • congress passes equal education opertunity act

  • Hispanics get voting rights

  • Sandra cisneros publiches The House on Mango Street

  • First Hispanic Heritage Month

    First Hispanic Heritage Month
    August 17, 1988
  • Gregory Nava Directs Selena (Film)

  • First Latin Grammy's Held

    September 13, 2000
  • George Lopez's TV Show first airs