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On this day: August 13

POSTED: 12:42 AM CDT Aug 10, 2012    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CDT Aug 13, 2013 

Disney brings an animated deer to movie screens, construction begins on the Berlin Wall, a Hall of Fame slugger dies, and tragedy strikes the Indiana State Fair, all on this day.

OTD August 13 - Tenochtitlan
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1521: Tenochtitlán (present day Mexico City) and its leader Cuauhtémoc fall to conquistador Hernán Cortés after 80 days of continuous urban warfare against the Spanish. From 1521 to 1524, Cortés personally governed Mexico.


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