Sunday, May 9, 2010

April 27 – National Mantanzas Mule Day

HUH? That was the first thing that came to my mind when I learned of this holiday…

Here it is:

Apr 27, 1898. In one of the first naval actions of the Spanish-American War, US naval forces bombarded the Cuban village of Matanzas. It was widely reported that the only casualty of the bombardment was one mule. The “Matanzas Mule” became instantly famous and remains a footnote in the history of the Spanish-American War.

Not really what we are supposed to do to celebrate it other then learn what it actually not you know!

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