Monday, December 8, 2014

Fact of the Day: How Spain Lost Guam

Spain officially lost Guam to the United States at the end of the Spanish-American War. However American forces took the island rather easily. Guam had been neglected by Spain, so news of the war had not been reached by people in Guam. Officials treated the navy sailors as visitors, but were shocked to learn that they were now POWs. 

13 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Woops.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Quite a surprise!

Margaret D said...

My goodness, things worked out differently then.

DEZMOND said...

I don't think there's a country against which USA hasn't led a war.....

Christine said...

Interesting!

Pilar Domínguez said...

I didn´t know even that this island had been part of my country. Interesting fact. Kisses:)

Pat Hatt said...

That would be a rude wake up call

A Beer for the Shower said...

Well, that's a turn of events. I had no idea.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Talk about being left in the dark

Saucy Siciliana said...

As usual, very educational Adam, I didn't know this.

Julie Ann Lozada said...

oh, that's very interesting.

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Caro * said...

Very nice fact.

bj said...

I didn't know this one...interesting