September 16, 1810 CE – Father Miguel Hidalgo Launches the Mexican Revolution with the Grito de Dolores

September 16, 1810 CE – Father Miguel Hidalgo Launches the Mexican Revolution with the Grito de DoloresRate this post *Image Credit: Wikipedia In the tiny town of Dolores, deep in the heart of Mexico, a Catholic priest triggered the fight for independence from Spain on September 16, 1810. Father Miguel Hidalgo, calling his parishioners to the steps of his church early in the morning, urged the gathered crowd to rise up against the European governors to form a new nation. The “Grito de Dolores” (“Cry of Dolores”) would go on to be known as the Grito de la Independencia (“Cry of Independence”) as the war began in the days that […]