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Obscure Date Marks Mexican-American Origins

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BATTLE OF VERACRUZ
Battle of Veracruz, General Scott's troops attacking and capturing the city, 1847, by Carl Nebel (1805-1855), engraving by Jean Baptiste Bayot Adolphe (1810-1866). Detail. Mexican-American War, Mexico, 19th century. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) | DeAgostini / Getty Images

Few will notice that Saturday is a significant day in U.S. history.

Feb. 2 won't ring a bell for anyone except perhaps historians and Chicano activists, who'll know el segundo de Febrero commemorates the biggest boundary dispute in the nation's history.

Better known as the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, it not only ended the Mexican American War but extended U.S. boundaries to Colorado and Utah and all the way west to the Pacific, setting the southern border at the Rio Grande.

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