Sunday, May 4, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: May 4

On May 4, 1820, Governor Andrew Jackson of Jefferson returned to Mexico City in the wake of a coup attempt by supporters of the late José María Morelos, taking up residence in the Presidential Palace and resuming his self-appointed position as provisional president of the Republic of Mexico.

On May 4, 1898, Mexican Chief of State Benito Hermión responded to growing tensions with the Russian Empire by ordering extensive summer maneuvers, telling Admiral Ephraim Small to prepare the Pacific Fleet for a cruise to Hawaii.

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