Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

Don Miguel Gregorio Antonio Ignacio Hidalgo-Costilla y Gallaga Mandarte Villaseñor (8 May 1753  – 30 July 1811), more commonly known as Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla or simply Miguel Hidalgo, was a Mexican Catholic priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence.

He was a professor at the Colegio de San Nicolás Obispo in Valladolid and was ousted in 1792. He served in a church in Colima and then in Dolores, Guanajuato. After his arrival, he was shocked by the poverty he found. He tried to help the poor by showing them how to grow olives and grapes, but in Mexico, growing these crops was discouraged or prohibited by the authorities due to Spanish imports of the items. In 1810 he gave the famous speech, "The Cry of Dolores", calling upon the people to protect the interest of their King Fernando VII (held captive by Napoleon) by revolting against the European-born Spaniards who had overthrown the Spanish Viceroy.

He marched across Mexico and gathered an army of nearly 90,000 poor farmers and Mexican civilians who attacked and killed both Spanish Peninsulares and Criollo elites, even though Hidalgo's troops lacked training and were poorly armed. These troops ran into a clan of 6,000 well-trained and armed Spanish troops; most fled or were killed at the Battle of Calderón Bridge on 17 January 1811. Hidalgo was executed by a firing squad on 30 July 1811 at Chihuahua, Chihuahua.

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Rams, Lady Rams soccer earn TASCO honors

Mineral Wells Index 15 May 2019
MWHS sophomore striker Marvin Renteria was named to the TASCO all-region first-team this month along with teammates Miguel Hidalgo and Diego Andrade ... Rams sophomore goalkeeper Miguel Hidalgo, sophomore forward Marvin Renteria and sophomore midfielder Diego Andrade were each selected to the all-region first-team....

Revisiting the history of Cinco de Mayo, Lorain County celebrations

The Morning Journal 03 May 2019
The Mexican Mutual Society, 1820 E. 28 St ... Mexican Independence Day, or Día de la Independencia, celebrates the anniversary of the revolutionary priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s famous “Grito de Dolores,” or the “Cry of Dolores” event that triggered the War of Independence from Spain in 1810, according to the website.Cinco De Mayo in the U.S ... .......

5 things to know about Cinco de Mayo

Fowler Tribune 02 May 2019
Thursday. May 2, 2019 at 9.01 AM. Cinco de Mayo is this Sunday, May 5. While many use it as the chance to enjoy a margarita and Mexican food, there's more to the holiday than tequila. Here are five things to know about Cinco de Mayo ... 16, which is the day priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla launched a call to arms against Spain in 1810 ... than in Mexico ... ....

What is Cinco de Mayo, why do people celebrate it, and why is it significant ...

The Independent 02 May 2019
Cinco de Mayo is a cultural phenomenon in the United States. It’s a time to celebrate Mexican culture and, for some, an opportunity to drink a lot of margaritas and cerveza ... On that day in 1810, Mexican revolutionary priest Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla made a famous call to arms for his fellow men and women to resist Spanish colonial government. . ....

Rams soccer nets all-district honors

Mineral Wells Index 25 Apr 2019
Second-team all-district selections for the Rams are Cristian Rodriguez, Cristian Narvaez, Jose Martinez and Miguel Hidalgo. Rams keeper Miguel Hidalgo was selected o the 6-4A all-district first team for the 2019 season ... Martinez added a pair of assists in eight starts, and the sophomore goalkeeper Hidalgo had a team-high 159 saves in 18 matches ... .......

PHOTOS: Washington Blade reports from US-Mexico border, Central America

Washington Blade 09 Apr 2019
Lavers) Migrants gather at Miguel Hidalgo Central Park in Tapachula, Mexico, on Jan ... Lavers) Migrants sleep in Miguel Hidalgo Central Park in Tapachula, Mexico, on Jan ... Lavers) Clothes from migrants in Miguel Hidalgo Central Park in Tapachula, Mexico, hang on walls surrounding the park on Jan....

Rough start costs Rams in area playoff

Mineral Wells Index 03 Apr 2019
AZLE – There were glimpses of this year's district champion Rams soccer team on Tuesday night. For a 30-plus minute stretch in the second half, led by sophomore forward Marvin Renteria's team-leading 17th goal of the year, the Rams outplayed the Eagles ... Fellow keeper Miguel Hidalgo allowed one goal on eight saves in the second half ... .......

Dreaming the Impossible Dream at Hampton Theatre Company

The East Hampton Star 28 Mar 2019
Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, “Man of La Mancha” is based on Miguel de Cervantes’s ... Matthew Conlon, a regular here, plays the wandering hidalgo Don Miguel de Cervantes, who almost 500 years ago in Spain was imprisoned during the Inquisition....

LGBTI migrants struggle to survive along Guatemala-Mexico border

Washington Blade 27 Mar 2019
Tapachula’s Miguel Hidalgo Central Park is a few blocks west of the Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center and Brigada Callejera de Apoyo a la MujerElisa Martínez.” ... Migrants sleep in Miguel Hidalgo Central Park in Tapachula, Mexico, on Jan ... Refugee Agency in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Jan....

Driver in fatal wrong-way crash was making 300-mile trip home

Victoria Advocate 20 Mar 2019
At the time of the fatal crash, Mercedes resident Carlos Zamarripa Campos, 48, was attempting to return home to Hidalgo County from Houston, said Sgt. Ruben San Miguel, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety ... Campos, she said, had gotten plenty of sleep before departing ... “It’s very hard not to have closure,” Rodriguez said. About 3.30 a.m....

MWHS soccer clinches second-straight district title

Mineral Wells Index 09 Mar 2019
Rams keeper Miguel Hidalgo had 13 saves Friday night, including two huge stops in a 4-2 shootout win over Stephenville. By IAN PRIBANIC sports@mineralwellsindex.com ... Great team effort." ... Meanwhile, Rams sophomore keeper Miguel Hidalgo snagged a pair of shootout saves to finish with 13 on the night and clinch the win ... "First half we didn't do that ... .......

Rams, Lady Rams knock-off 5A Wylie

Mineral Wells Index 07 Mar 2019
Reminiscent of a 2017 quarterfinal playoff, the Mineral Wells Lady Rams took down Abilene Wylie on Tuesday, 1-0, at Ram Stadium ... Keeper Reagan Carter had a clean sheet and 10 saves to get the win. The No ... In tandem, Rams goal keepers Miguel Hidalgo and Cody Oakland combined for 14 saves to keep the Bulldogs at bay ... .......

MWHS soccer sweeps district home opener

Mineral Wells Index 21 Feb 2019
The now 12th-ranked Lady Rams – based on the latest TGCA poll released Feb. 20, played the Lady Lions to a 0-0 stalemate at the end of regulation ... Rams win big, 5-0 ... In net, Oakland had one save on the night and sophomore Miguel Hidalgo finished with five to get the win and move the Rams into second place in their three-team district ... .......

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