Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mexican Emperor bit the dust in 1864

On this day in history, Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, who had been made Emperor of Mexico by French Emperor Napoleon III in 1864, was whacked on the orders of Benito Juarez, the President of the Mexican Republic.

I know that all of you knew that, but how many of you know that the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was named after Juárez?