Mexico On March 11, 1917 Venustiano Carranza was elected the first president under the new Mexican Constitution of 1917. Fighting continued with factions who would not accept Carranza’s rule, ranging from reactionary landowners and conservative Catholics to the forces of Emiliano Zapata and Francisco Villa. Carranza ordered a bounty put on Zapata’s head, leading to Zapata’s assassination.
Paris The Haussmann Renovations was a work commissioned by NapolEon III between 1852 and 1870, though work continued well after the Second Empire’s demise in 1870. The project encompassed all aspects of urban planning, both in the centre of Paris and in the surrounding districts: streets and boulevards, regulations imposed on facades of buildings, public parks, sewers and water works, city facilities and public monuments.