Secrets About Mexico’s History that You Probably did not Know

Mexico’s history, besides convulsive and fascinating, keeps many secrets only achievable for those interested in it.

The narration of the history of countries has always been official versions or, at least, only one version.

The governments in power usually used it to legitimize.

For Mexico, over the years,  the opening to historiographic criticism and the reconstruction of social identity, hundreds of national myths have vanished.

With that, we can glimpse a hope of finding what really makes Mexicans.

Study and analyze our own history will result in a real exercise of reflection and awareness.

Good advice for all of those who want to learn about their country’s story.

Thanks to Cultura colectiva, we can know a little about these secrets of Mexico’s history.

From great traitors of history that were once heroes, to the most famous myths of our history.

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Mexico’s history unknown for most the people

Miguel Hidalgo did not touch the so-called “Independence bell”.

It was José Galván, the bell-ringer of the parish, while Hidalgo remained at the door of the parish calling the population.

The Independence provoked a war of virgins.

This was raised by the rebels: the Virgin Mary Insurgent, and the Virgin of the Remedies, general of the troops of Viceroy Venegas.

Before, Mexicans used to celebrate Independence on September 15 by Porfirio Díaz.

This is because despite the cry of Hidalgo on the 16th, Porfirio Díaz, who was on the 15th, decided to commemorate independence on the same day of his birthday.

There is no evidence of the existence of Juan José de los Reyes Martínez Amaro, El Pípila.

According to history, he sacrificed himself to set fire to the Alhóndiga de Granaditas.

The only remains not found in the Column of Independence are the ones of Agustín de Iturbide.

They are in the chapel of San Felipe de Jesús in the Cathedral of Mexico City.

Since the formation of the First Mexican Empire, with Iturbide at the head in 1821 and until the arrival of Benito Juárez in 1858, Mexico had 50 governments.

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Benito Juárez followed the transmission of the battle of Puebla lives thanks to the telegrams sent from the battle.

The first to arrive was at 9.30 in the morning, and the last, announcing the outcome of the battle, occurred at 5:49 in the afternoon.

Plus, Juárez was the only president who died of natural causes during his tenure in 1872, due to angina.

Porfirio Diaz was one of the outstanding generals in the Battle of Puebla.

General Zaragoza praised him for his bravery and astuteness in the movement of the Mexican troops.

Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada, Juarez’s successor in the presidency, was the first president of Mexico to be born as a Mexican citizen since all the previous ones were born in New Spain.

Venustiano Carranza has been the only acting president who has been murdered.

According to the birth certificate of Francisco I. Madero, the I corresponds to Ignacio.

His parents were devoted to San Francisco de Asís and San Ignacio de Loyola.

Moreover, Madero was the first president in history to travel on board an airplane.

He did it for 12 minutes on the plains of Balbuena on November 30, 1911.

Do you know any other fact about Mexico’s history? For sure, we would like to know.

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