On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1520

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Spanish conquistadors are expelled from Tenochtitlan following an Aztec revolt against their rule under Hernán Cortés during "La Noche Triste" (the Night of Sadness). Many soldiers drown in the escape, and Aztec emperor Montezuma II dies in the struggle

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés

Famous Deaths

Person of interestMoctezuma II

Moctezuma II, Aztec emperor (1502-20), killed either by the Spanish or stoned to death by his own people

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II
Aztec Emperor
Moctezuma II

1520 Highlights

About June 30, 1520

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 500 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer