February 2 | Facts

February 2 | Facts

1536 The city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Mendoza. 1709 Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, was rescued after four years alone on an island off the coast of Chile. 1848 The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican War, was signed. In the treaty, Mexico ceded to the United States a huge portion […]

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