The past 100 years
From The Santa Fe New Mexican:
Oct. 13, 1917: Delfido Trujillo, defendant in the murder trial now being heard before Judge Holloman, took the witness stand in his own behalf this morning and swore that he had shot and killed Timoteo Trujillo, his first cousin, in self defense, as Timoteo grappled with him in front of a coal fire the night of March 9, near Cow Springs.
“He called me a liar and a s– of a b–,” said the witness. “He grabbed me by the coat and was holding a spade over his head to strike me; I was hemmed in by the trees which served as a windbreak back at the tents and as Timoteo pulled me toward the fire I grabbed my gun and shot.”
Oct. 13, 1967: A power failure struck Santa Fe and surrounding areas for an hour and a half Thursday, but apparently caused more consternation than catastrophe.
While three operations went off without a hitch at St. Vincent Hospital, hundreds of frustrated and non-transistorized Santa Feans could only wonder whether Bob Gibson and the Cardinals were winning the World Series.
Oct. 13, 1992: ALCALDE — State Sen. Emilio Naranjo vowed that a monument to Juan de Oñate unveiled here will become the number one tourist attraction in the state.
The Rio Arriba Democratic boss, who spearheaded a yearlong drive to erect a statue and build a visitors center in honor of New Mexico’s first colonizer, told an excited crowd of about 500 at a ceremony Monday that it has always been his dream to recognize Juan de Oñate.
“With this monument, we will bring Oñate’s name out of the darkness and put it in history where it should be,” said Naranjo, who spoke alternately in Spanish and English.