Oaxaca in History

Historical Events

  • 1973-08-28 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
  • 2019-09-25 Oaxaca becomes the second Mexican state to decriminalize abortion, during the first 12 weeks

Famous Birthdays

Vicente Guerrero

1782-08-09 Vicente Guerrero, Mexican revolutionary hero, general and 2nd President of Mexico (1829), born in Cuilapan, Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1831)

  • 1806-03-21 Benito Pablo Juarez, president of Mexico (1858-72), born in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 1829-07-05 Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican lawyer and diplomat (Secretary of Foreign Affairs), born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1910)
  • 1830-09-15 José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori, President of Mexico (1877-1911), born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1915)
  • 1882-02-28 Jose Vasconcelos, politician, essayist, philosopher, born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1959)
  • 1967-07-04 Vinny Castilla, Mexican baseball infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Oaxaca, Mexico