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5 Fun Facts About August 14 In New Mexico History

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1. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on August 14, 1848, officially ending the Mexican-American War and establishing the Rio Grande as the boundary between Mexico and the United States. This agreement ceded the territory that is now New Mexico and much of the American Southwest to the United States.

2. On August 14, 1945, New Mexico Governor John J. Dempsey issued a proclamation declaring VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, marking the end of World War II. The announcement was met with joyous celebrations across the state and the country.

3. August 14 is recognized as Pueblo Independence Day in New Mexico, commemorating the successful Pueblo Revolt of 1680. On this day, the Pueblo people rose up against Spanish rule and expelled the colonizers from their lands. The revolt is recognized as the first successful rebellion against European colonization in North America.

4. In 1935, the Santa Fe Indian Market was first held on August 14. It has since become the largest and most prestigious Native American art market in the world, attracting thousands of artists and visitors every year.

5. On August 14, 2008, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed a bill recognizing that the Zia sun symbol, a sacred symbol of the Zia Pueblo, is the official symbol of the state of New Mexico. The bill was signed into law by Governor Bill Richardson on March 16, 2009.
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