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.