Plaza of the Tree of the Night of Sorrows

Plaza of the Tree of the Night of Sorrows (HM1YC0)

Location: Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México 11400
Country: Mexico
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N 19° 27.333', W 99° 10.754'

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Plaza el Árbol de la Noche TristeEl 30 de junio de 1520, mientras los mexicassepultaban al EmperadorMoctezuma y asignaban a Cuitlahuac como su sucesor, Cortes preparo su salida por la Calzada del Tepeyac, al nopartir de inmediato dio oportunidad a que los mexicaslanzaran un nuevo ataque. La noche llego nuevamente y los españoles iniciaronsu retirada por el Camino de Tacuba, sin embargo, la oscuridad y la lluvia los dejo indefensos, no pudieron usar sus armas. Los mexicas se apoderaron del puente y la calzada, provocando alarma y confusión en el ejercito español. Durante esa batalla muchos soldados de Cortes murieronahogados al caer al lago, fueron arrastrados por el pesode sus armaduras y los cargamentos de oro y plataque transportaban. Cortes perdió en esa noche la mayor parte de su ejercito, hombres, caballos y armamento. Triste, al ver pasar losrestos de sus tropas, lloro de dolor al pie de un viejoárbol de ahuehuete que se hallaba en el camino, se sabia vencido por los mexicas. Hernán Cortés Monroy Pizarro Altamirano (1485-1547) Cuitláhuac (1476-1520) "La Noche Victoriosa"Dr. Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa; Jefe de GobiernoLic. Víctor Hugo Romo Guerra; Delegado Miguel HidalgoMexico,
D.F. 20 de febrero 2013
English translation:
Plaza of the Tree of the Night of Sorrows On June 30, 1520, while the Mexicas buried the Emperor Moctezuma and assigned Cuitláhuac as his successor, Cortés prepared his departure by way of the Tepeyac Road. However, by not leaving immediately he gave the Mexicas the opportunity to launch a new attack. It soon became night and the Spaniards had to retreat on the Tacuba Road. With the darkness and the rain they were left defenseless, and could not use their weapons to great effect. The Mexica seized the bridge and the road, causing alarm and confusion in the Spanish army. During that battle many of Cortés' soldiers died by drowning when they fell into the lake, where they were dragged to their death by the weight of their armor and the gold and silver that they carried. Cortés lost in one night most of his army, men, horses and armament. Sadly, as he watched the remnants of his troops pass, he wept in pain at the foot of an old ahuehuete tree on the road, and knew that he had been overcome by the Mexicas. Hernán Cortés Monroy Pizarro Altamirano (1485-1547) Cuitláhuac (1476-1520) "The Victorious Night" Dr. Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa; Head of Government Víctor Hugo Romo Guerra; Miguel Hidalgo Delegation Mexico, D.F., February
20, 2013
HM NumberHM1YC0
Year Placed2013
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Date Added Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14Q E 481187 N 2151244
Decimal Degrees19.45555000, -99.17923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 27.333', W 99° 10.754'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 27' 19.98" N, 99° 10' 45.24" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 517 Calz México-Tacuba, Ciudad de México Ciudad de México 11400, MX
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