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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Hola Guadalajara! Your guide to Mexico’s second largest city, a rising destination

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 26 Jun 2022
As the second-largest city in Mexico, Guadalajara has long been known for mariachi music, ceramics and tequila, but as of late, travelers are starting to realize that this destination is rich in so much more ... The Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport is about a 30-minute drive from the central zone or historic city center of Guadalajara ... ....
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Spain's Grau kicks to World Triathlon Cup gold in Huatulco

Inside The Games 20 Jun 2022
In a three-way contest for the victory, Grau sprinted ahead of Canada's Tyler Mislawchuk and Miguel Hidalgo of Brazil in the final few hundred metres to take the win in a time of 53min 47sec....
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Canada's Mislawchuk earns World Cup sprint triathlon silver

Moosejaw Today 19 Jun 2022
HUATULCO, MexicoWinnipeg's Tyler Mislawchuk earned a silver medal in a World Cup sprint triathlon Sunday ... Brazilian bronze medallist Miguel Hidalgo was just two seconds back of Mislawchuk, who won the Huatulco race in both 2021 and 2020 ... "You never know when your last podium is ... ....
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Mislawchuk eyes Huatulco hat-trick at Triathlon World Cup

Inside The Games 17 Jun 2022
Paris 2024 points will now be on the line for competitors as Mislawchuk bids to repeat his success, but is expected to face a challenge from Brazilians Manoel Messias and Miguel Hidalgo, who secured silver and bronze respectively at the 2021 edition ... 750m swim . 20km bike . 5km run. Elite women, Saturday 18 June, 6pm (local). Men, Sunday 19 June, 8am ... ....
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Mexico City exhibition gives glimpse of Leonardo da Vinci as a mentor

La Prensa Latina 17 Jun 2022
“All these works are important, there is not one that was really captivating in particular over the others ... The exhibition, which opens to public on Friday in the Torre del Reloj gallery in the Miguel Hidalgo mayor’s office in the west of Mexico City, will be shown until Nov. 25 and entrance will be free on Mondays ... EFE. mrl/pd/tw Tags .......
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Your guide to Guadalajara, a rising destination in Mexico

Finger Lakes Times 13 Jun 2022
As the second-largest city in Mexico, Guadalajara has long been known for mariachi music, ceramics and tequila, but as of late, travelers are starting to realize that this destination is rich in so much more ... The Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport is about a 30-minute drive from the central zone or historic city center of Guadalajara ... ....
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South Iredell High School Class of 2022

Statesville Record & Landmark 11 Jun 2022
Yahir Aguirre-Arrellano. Logan Michael Alberts. Evelyn Patricia Alfaro-Flores. Kauvae Benison Supreme Alexander. Jacob Ellis Bailey. William Michael Bailey. Damonta Shakeem Barnes. Shianna Grace Barnhardt. Justin Bryan Baucom. Pressley Anne Beatty. Nicholas Dodge Belanger ... Luke Miguel Ferre ... Miguel Angel Hernandez-Castro. Jaimy Madeleine Hidalgo-Estrada ... Shultz....
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