March 31, what happened on a day like today


In 2005 the ENEP Aragón became the Faculty of Higher Studies Aragón

In an ordinary session, the University Council, the highest collegiate body of the UNAM, unanimously granted Aragón the status of Faculty, this condition confirmed the effort and commitment of its community. This designation was based on the postgraduate studies taught since 1980 on this campus, which include up-to-date programs and academic excellence. This date recognizes the tasks carried out daily by students, teachers and workers to promote the production and transmission of knowledge, in addition to the dissemination and cultural extension.

In 2011 the ENES León was created

The University Council unanimously approved the creation of the Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores Unidad León, to teach innovative undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, carry out research projects and develop actions for dissemination and university extension, in León and San Miguel de Allende. Currently the educational offer is made up of 9 academic programs: Agricultural Administration, Agrogenomic Sciences, Territorial Development, Intercultural Development and Management, Industrial Economics, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Optometry and Translation.

It’s World Colon Cancer Day

World Colon Cancer Prevention Day is a day in which health authorities, medical professionals and organizations that fight against cancer dedicate their efforts to raising awareness about the need to take measures to prevent colon cancer. colon and promote early detection programs. Colon and rectal cancer is considered by the World Health Organization as a first-line health problem, whose incidence is increasing worryingly in the world. That is why prevention and timely detection are essential, a diagnosis detected in time can combat the disease by 90%.

In 1914 Octavio Paz was born.

Renowned Mexican writer, poet, essayist and diplomat. Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990, he studied at the Faculties of Law and Philosophy and Letters at UNAM. At age 17 he wrote his first poem, Hair. Between 1946 and 1952 he fixed his residence in Paris, when he entered the Mexican Foreign Service. That period was especially fruitful for his facet as a writer, among other works he wrote Parole, Sun Stone, The Labyrinth of Solitude, Eagle or Sun?. His extensive literary work of universal importance, covered various genres, among which poems, essays and translations stand out.

Charlotte Brontë died in 1855.

A renowned English novelist, she was the sister of fellow writers Anne and Emily Brontë. She studied at the Clergy Daughters College in Cowan Bridge, where she was inspired to write her novel Jane Eyre. In 1832 she traveled to Roe Head, where she taught. In 1842 Charlotte and Emily entered the private Pensionnat Heger in Brussels, with the purpose of improving their French. In May 1846 the three sisters published a joint collection of Poems, under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell.

Rene Descartes was born in 1596.

Renowned French philosopher, mathematician and physicist, he is considered the founder of modern philosophy and the father of analytic geometry. In the world of mathematics, his contribution was based on the fusion of algebra with geometry and the creation of the Cartesian coordinate system. Regarding philosophy, he is known worldwide for developing the famous principle: I think, therefore I am, a key element of Western rationalism. Descartes died in Stockholm, Sweden, at the age of 53.

Isaac Newton died in 1727.

Renowned English physicist and mathematician, he was a great innovator in scientific research: In optics, his discovery of the composition of white light integrated the phenomena of colors in the science of light. In mechanics, his three laws of motion resulted in the formulation of the law of universal gravitation. In mathematics, he discovered the infinitesimal calculus. Newton’s philosophy, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, is one of the most important works in the history of modern science.

Alexandra Kollontai was born in 1872.

A prominent Russian feminist and politician, she is recognized for her work in favor of women’s rights. She joined the Russian Social Democratic Party, she began her political activity by publishing essays on the revolution and feminism, this caused her exile. Kollontai returned to Russia for the October Revolution and she was part of the Soviets, at which time she was elected to the Central Committee. After the fall of the tsarist regime, Kollontai worked fighting for the equality of women and men, she highlighted her role in the legalization of divorce and abortion, she achieved various social improvements for women. Aleksandra Kolontai, a revolutionary woman who held for the first time and on her own merit, the positions of minister and ambassador of a nation, was ambassador of the Soviet Union in Mexico in 1926 and 1927.

In 1955 Angus Young was born.

Famous Scottish guitarist, he belonged to the group AC/DC. He founded the group in 1973, together with his brother Malcom. His characteristic school uniform is due to the fact that he went to the group’s rehearsals after leaving school. He is also recognized for his “Paso del Pato”, it is a tribute that Angus makes to Chuck Berry. He is the only member who remained in the band since its inception, he entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the current members of the band in 2003. In 2014, Rolling Stone magazine placed him in the number position 96 of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

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