Tag: april fools

  • Gadsden Lapse: Watch Out for the Details

    On this date in 1953, parts of southern Arizona and New Mexico reverted back to Mexican control for 24 hours as a result of overlooked fine-print in the Gadsden Purchase, 100 years earlier. Here are a few things you may not have known about the Gadsden Lapse. The Gadsden Purchase was made in 1853 with […]