World's first Hispanic in Space (via Soviet Space Program) Cuban Cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez. At the time of his flight, the first Hispanic American Astronaut, Franklin Chang-Diaz was just being selected.
Hispanic Heritage Month: Notable Hispanic American of the Day Includes: -Clickable calendar for with a Notable Hispanic American for each school day of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) -The page for each person includes their name, photo, Hispanic country of origin, what they are known for, and a link to a short video clip about them -Includes 23 notable Hispanic Americans -English and Spanish versions for different levels
Hispanic American Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Staff Sgt. Ysmael R. Villegas Riverside, California, South Pacific WW II In 1997 the Marine Corps honored the nation's 39 Latino Medal of Honor recipients, 13 of whom were Marines. No ethnic group in the United States has been awarded more Medals of Honor per capita, according to a Marine statement at the the time. "The sacrifice and contributions of Mexican Americans in wartime are…
Cigar factories in Puerto Rico! The streets of East L.A.! Love and loss in Washington Heights! In time for Hispanic Heritage Month, a non-exhaustive list of Latino authors writing in English in the United States.