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24/02/1821
Mexico declares its independence from Spain.
23/08/1821
The Treaty of Aquala declares Mexico's independence from Spanish rule.
17/01/1902
An earthquake in Mexico City kills 300
02/10/1968
Days before the start of the Mexico Olympics, students and police clash in Mexico City, the government quickly suppress the riot with 200 - 300 protesters being killed.
12/10/1968
The 19th summer open in Mexico City.
06/10/1972
A passenger train carrying religous pilgrims derails near Saltillo, Mexico killing more than 200 and injuring many more.
19/09/1985
An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale does considerable damage to Mexico City, thousands are dead and many more are trapped under fallen buildings
29/06/1986
Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in the football World Cup final in Mexico City.
16/09/1988
Hurricane Gilbert, the worst storm this century, hits Mexico for a second time in three days

 

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