Posts Tagged ‘Mexico City history’

Mexico DF History

Originally built on an island of Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, Mexico D.F was almost completely destroyed in the 1521 siege of Tenochtitlan, and consequently redesigned and rebuilt in line with Spanish urban standards. In 1524, the municipality of Mexico City was established; known as México Tenochtitlán and, just 61 short […]


Mexico City Earthquake

Mexico City was struck by an earthquake on Thursday, September 19, 1985, at 7:19 am local time, of magnitude 8.1. The earthquake was not as deadly or destructive as many similar earthquakes in Asia and other parts of Latin America, it proved to be a disaster politically for the one-party government. The government became paralyzed […]


Mexico DF Political History

An autocratic government had ruled Mexico City since the 1910–1920 Mexican Revolution. The people of the city supported them mostly because of the continued economic expansion since World War II and the visible growth of wealth and prosperity. Even though the government could not handle the population and pollution problems adequately, Mexicans considered the expansion […]