Tuesday, May 5, 2009

This Day in History - Cinco de Mayo

This holiday, celebrated in parts of Mexico, commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The outnumbered Mexicans defeated a much better-equipped French army that had known no defeat for almost 50 years.

In theUnited States and other parts of the world is more of a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

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