May 5 1862 – The Mexican Army Defeats the French at the Battle of Puebla

May 5 1862 – The Mexican Army Defeats the French at the Battle of PueblaRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Five months after Napoleon III of France ordered troops into Mexico under the guise of defending his country’s interests, the Mexican Army scored a major victory at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Facing superior numbers and advanced technology held by their counterparts from Europe, the native soldiers managed to slow the French march toward Mexico City. Cinco de Mayo, an annual celebration in the state of Puebla and across the United States, commemorates the triumph to this day. Ever since achieving independence from Spain in 1821, […]