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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 May 2022 7:24 p.m. PST

…With Cinco de Mayo, some Americans believe it's a celebration of Mexico's Independence Day, which is actually Sept. 16. Cinco de Mayo is actually the celebration of the 1862 Battle of Puebla, where an outnumbered Mexican Army defeated the invading French…

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rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2022 4:29 a.m. PST

I celebrate September 16, but as the day in 1966 on which I met my wife. (I think of Mexico a little bit, also.)

Au pas de Charge Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2022 2:39 p.m. PST

I didnt know the British sent an army to Mexico.

Also this caption under Maximilian's Portrait:

"Maximilian I, the first of so many jerks to come from Austria."

Seems a tad unprofessional.

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