|| Rafael Hernández writes ''Lamento Borincano''
in New York City - copyright 1930
|Oct. 4, 1919
||René Márques, author of La Carreta and
short stories writer is born.
|Oct. 6, 1822
|| Manuel A. Alonso, doctor, writer, and
journalist is born in San Juan. He is known as ''el padre del costumbrismo
puertorriqueño''. Alonso wrote El Gíbaro (old spelling) the first
book on Puerto Rican folk customs and traditions.
|Oct. 7, 1777
||Ramón Power Giralt, politician and soldier,
represented the island in the Spanish court.
|Oct. 7, 1899
|| José Dávila Morales, son of famous Puerto
Rican poet Virgilio Dávila, was a medical doctor, published poet,
and writer. He was honored by the Ateneo Puertorriqueño for his poetry.
||Día de la Raza
|Oct. 12, 1492
||Cristóforo Colombo discovers America.
|Oct. 12, 1913
|| La Prensa, a weekly newspaper, is founded
by Rafael Viera in NYC
|Oct 14, 1929
||Fernando Luis García, US Marine
and Korean War hero, born
|Oct. 18, 1898
||U.S. Military Governor, General Brooks
raises U.S. flag over San Juan
|Oct. 23, 1963
||Puerto Rican bass, Justino Díaz,
debuts at the Met
|Oct. 24, 1892
|| Rafael Hernández, composer and musician,
is born in Aguadilla
|Oct. 24, 1943
||South Bronx Congressman José Serrano
|Oct. 24, 1936
|| Rafael Hernández Colón, lawyer and politician,
who in 1972 became the youngest governor of Puerto Rico.
|Oct. 29, 1908
||Jaime Benítez, a distinguished educator
and writer born in Vieques, became President of the University of
Puerto Rico from 1942 to 1966. In 1972 was elected Resident Commissioner
in Washington DC.
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