movieDate: september 14, 1862

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ON THIS DAY in 1862, during the Mexican–American War, U.S. Army General Winfield Scott captured Mexico City. This event was dramatized in the 1999 film, ONE MAN’S HERO, starring Tom Berenger.

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movieDate: march 9, 1916

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ON THIS DAY in 1916, Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa led 500 raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico. This event was depicted in the 1968 Buzz Kulik film, VILLA RIDES!, with Yul Brynner and Robert Mitchum.

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