Fall of Madero, Ships Set Sail by Night

  • U.S. President Taft assured Mexican President Madero that the U.S. had no plans to intervene in the Mexican Revolution other than to protect U.S. citizens

    Francisco I. Madero, former Mexican president ...

    Francisco I. Madero, former Mexican president (front row, with papers in his pocket) with rebel leaders. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • After fighting against the rebels, federal troops in Mexico arrested President Francisco I. Madero and Vice-President José Pino Suárez. General Aureliano Blanquet ordered his soldiers to enter the palace and arrest the President and his cabinet. The President and Vice-President both resigned at 10:24 pm, and Foreign Minister Pedro Lascuráin, second in line for succession, became the interim President. When the Mexican Congress confirmed General Victoriano Huerta as the new leader, President Lascuráin resigned at 11:20 pm, having served for 56 minutes.
  • Raymond Poincaré was inaugurated as President of France.
  • Born: Artur Axmann, German leader of the Hitler Youth from 1940 to 1945, in Hagen, Germany
  • Gustavo A. Madero, brother of the deposed President, was executed on orders of General Félix Díaz. Gustavo was “subjected to the ‘fugitive law'”, where prisoners were released and given a chance to flee while guns were fired at them

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