Today – March 21

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Today’s Notable Birthdays

Notable Foreign Birthday

Benito Juárez – Mexico’sgreatest and most beloved leader.

The reforms of Benito Juárez allowed the Angli...
The reforms of Benito Juárez allowed the Anglican Church of Mexico to come into being. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Benito Pablo Juárez García (March 21, 1806 – July 18, 1872) was a Zapotec Amerindian who served five terms as president of Mexico: 1858–1861 as interim, 1861–1865, 1865–1867, 1867–1871 and 1871–1872. Benito Juárez was the first Mexican leader who did not have a military background, and also the first full-blooded indigenous national ever to serve as President of Mexico and to lead a country in the Western Hemisphere.  For resisting the French occupation, overthrowing the Empire, and restoring the Republic, as well as for his liberal efforts to modernize the country, Juárez is often regarded as one of Mexico’s greatest and most beloved leaders. Several towns, schools, parks, streets and monuments have been named to honor and remember him.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Civil War Cycle – Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)


Heritage Birthday

Fred Murray was born on this day in 1891

Fred Murray (21 Mar 1891, Kansas – 12 Mar 1975, Oregon) was my grandfather.  In 1912 Fred was married to my grandmother Elizabeth “Bessie” Nelson in Montana.

World War Cycle – Missionary Awakening Era – Second Turning, Awakening (1886-1909)
World War Cycle – Lost Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1883-1900)

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