On May 5, when trying to take Puebla, the French invaders were repeatedly rejected by the Mexican Army. The Mexican defense took refuge in the forts of Loreto and Guadalupe; despite the little armament they had, they managed to repel the invaders.
Felipe Carrillo Puerto became governor of Yucatan in 1922 and delivered the first speech of his term in the Mayan language. He as governor was progressive: He recognized the political rights of women. On January 3, 1924, Felipe Carrillo Puerto was shot to death in Mérida.
Angela Peralta, the most outstanding Mexican opera singer of the 19th century, lived a very short life, but also a very intense one. Her precocious approach to singing allowed her to train abroad, tour Europe three times, and marry twice in just 38 years of life.