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June 30, 1520

Aztecs revolt against Cortés

Faced with an Aztec rebellion against his rule, Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés fights his way out of Tenochtitlán at heavy cost. Aztec Emperor Montezuma II was killed in the fighting, and a vessel carrying Aztec treasure and Spanish soldiers was lost in Lake Texcoco. In 1521, Cortés returned t...

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