On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1520

Historical Events

Historic Event

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 Moctezuma II dies in the struggle

Famous Deaths

Moctezuma II

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

1520 Highlights

About June 30, 1520

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 501 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer