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Francisco Pizarro and the Start of European Colonization

On this day in 1531, Spanish explorer, conquistador and creep Francisco Pizarro springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa. With fewer than 200 men…

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From the Aztec Empire to New Spain and on to Mexico

On this day in 1521, following a three-month siege, Spanish forces under Hernán Cortés capture Tenochtitlán, the capital of the Aztec empire. Cortés’ men promptly…

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