October 6, 2022

….or Happy Cinco de Mayo. I realized that I had no idea what the hell happened on Cinco de Mayo.
On May 5, 1862, the underdog Mexican army defeated Napoleon III’s French troops at Puebla. What were the French doing there, you might ask…
In 1861, drowning in debt, the Mexican government announced that it would suspend debt payments for two years. Rather than accept this, France, England, and Spain all invaded Mexico. The French were the most difficult to evict.
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Here’s some more hsitory from PBS…
The Border | 1862 The Battle of Puebla and Cinco de Mayo

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