This Day in History

Revolutionary Leader Emiliano Zapata is Assassinated

On this day in 1919, revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata is assassinated in Mexico, bringing an end to his efforts to champion the rights of indigenous peasants and land reform in the midst of the Mexican Revolution. Zapata’s legacy lives on as a symbol of resistance and social justice, inspiring generations of activists and revolutionaries in […]

Grand Canyon National Park is Established

A natural wonder of unparalleled beauty received official protection on February 26th, 1919, as Grand Canyon National Park was established in Arizona, United States. Spanning over 1.2 million acres, the park showcases the awe-inspiring landscapes carved by the Colorado River over millions of years.

The Paris Peace Conference Opens

On this day in 1919, the Paris Peace Conference opened, setting the stage for the Treaty of Versailles and the end of World War I. The treaty had profound implications for the post-war world order.