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Puebla battle

May 5

Four decades after Mexico's independence, General Ignacio Zaragoza's army defeated French expeditionary forces near Puebla on May 5, 1862 in the Battle of Puebla.
During the French intervention, the people of Puebla sided with the French and did not lend the needed support to the mexican troops.
This lead Ignacio Zaragoza to write a letter back to Mexico City after the defeat of the French with the help of the Tlaxcaltecans petitioning to burn the city down.
Instead, the name was changes to "Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza" as punishment against the very religious city.
Source: Wikipedia

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