Today's ephemeris: what happened on October 11

In the October 11th anniversary These events that occurred on a day like today in Argentina and the world stand out:

1838. In the framework of the French blockade, the invading troops assault Martín García Island. The invasion is carried out together with the troops of Fructuoso Rivera, the Uruguayan leader who founded the Colorado Party, and a group of Unitarians. The garrison resists the attack, but is ultimately defeated. Only with the end of the blockade, two years later, the government of Juan Manuel de Rosas will be able to recover the island.

1885. Alicia Moreau was born in London. He arrived in Argentina at the age of four. She received a medical degree and began to serve in the military in feminism and the Socialist Party, whose founder and leader, Juan B. Justo, married in 1922. They had three children and became widowed in 1928. He militated for the woman’s vote and faced to Peronism, whose militants burned the Socialist headquarters after the attack of April 15, 1953. He stayed in the Authentic Socialist Party with Alfredo Palacios after the internal schism, while Américo Ghioldi led the Democratic Socialist Party. She was one of the founders of the APDH. Chosen “Doctor of the Century” by the UBA, she died on May 12, 1986, at the age of one hundred.

1896. At the age of 72, Anton Bruckner died in Vienna. The Austrian composer was one of the most prominent symphonists of the 19th century. A follower of Wagner, that cost him to win the antipathy of the Viennese critics, and his figure was revalued only after his death. Three masses, a Te Deum and, especially, the cycle of the nine symphonies (death prevented the ninth from ending), mark the peak of his production.

1904. One of the greatest figures of the Argentine show is born: Tita Merello. She was an actress and singer, and in her old age she participated in television cycles. Highlighted in ¡Tango!, the first Argentine sound film, released in 1933, in Arrabalera, The isleros and Abasto Market, among other titles. In 1990 she was named Distinguished Citizen of the City of Buenos Aires. Secluded in the Favaloro Foundation, she died there on Christmas Eve 2002, at the age of 98.

1962. Pope John XXIII inaugurates the Second Vatican Council, the most important event for the Catholic Church in the 20th century. Almost 2,500 bishops from around the world came to Rome for the sessions, which lasted until 1965. Paul VI, who succeeded John XXIII, was in charge of closing the Council, which among other measures abolished the Latin Mass.

In addition, Argentina celebrates Dulce de Leche Day.

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