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Datebook: August 24 – Treaty of Cordoba signed 190 years ago, prefacing Mexican independence

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The Treaty of Córdoba established Mexican independence from Spain at the conclusion of the Mexican War of Independence. It was signed on August 24, 1821 in Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico. It’s the first document in which Spanish and Mexican officials accept the liberty of what will become the First Mexican Empire. In the treaty, New Spain is recognized as an independent empire, which is defined as “monarchical, constitutional and moderate.”

It’s Wednesday, August 24

The MSU Department of Music presents the University of Kentucky’s director of guitar studies Dieter Hennings, in concert tomorrow night at 7:30. Hennings’ program is open to the public in Performing Arts Hall on the 2nd Floor of the Old Fine Arts Building.

The Humane Society of Calloway County seeks pictures for its 2012 Pet Calendar. See humanesociety@murray-ky.net. Entries accepted through e-mail, regular mail, or in person to the Humane Society office in the Weaks Center on Poplar Street in Murray. Entries are due by next Wednesday, August 31. For more call 270-759-1884.

Through September 25, learn about the farmer’s rebellion named The Black Patch Tobacco War at Adsmore House and Gardens in Princeton. This large civil uprising in our region happened after the War Between the States when farmers fought the monopolistic activities of the “Duke Trust.” Adsmore House and Gardens is at 304 North Jefferson, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 to 4 and Sunday 1:30 to 4.

Thanks for being here. See other community events at wkms.org.

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