fylatinamericanhistory

fylatinamericanhistory:

April 17

  • 1523: The forces of the indigenous chief Diriangén confront the men of Spanish conquistador Gil González Dávila in what is now Nicaragua.
  • 1695: Poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz dies in Mexico City at age 43.
  • 1797: Battle of San Juan: British Lieutenant General Ralph Abercromby…