Hispanic Heritage Month 10A

Hispanic Heritage month is September 15 - October 15. 

Tell us about a famous Hispanic. What is his/her area of expertise (music, film, sports,politics etc.)? What are his/her most notable accomplishments?

Miguel de Cervantes was a famous writer from Spain. He wrote the book called Don Quijote. Don Quijote is a story about a man who went on crazy adventures and it is up to the reader to decide if he has gone mad or if he is just ill. He had a side kick, Sancho Panza, who isn't too bright. The two of them always get into trouble. In one adventure, Don Quijote thought that an inn was a castle and he asked the owner to dub him a knight and Sancho Panza became his squire. Together, they went on adventures to do knightly things like finding a maiden and fighting off giants (which are really windmills!).
  
  • Your comment is due by Friday, September 28th at 7:30AM. 
  • Be sure to read the posts of your classmates. 
  • In order to receive points you must not repeat a famous Hispanic who was mentioned above you! 

22 comments:

  1. Mario Lopez is an actor from California. He was born in California to his two Mexican parents. He starred in As Saved By The Bell in the 1980s. He is currently hosting a television show called America's Best Dance Crew. He was in Dancing With The Stars in the fall of 2006.

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  2. Selena Quintanilla was a very famous female latino singer. Her most famous singles were "Amor Prohibido"and"No Me Quedo Mas". She won the Female Vocalist of the year at the Tejano Music Awards in 1987. She soon started recording her songs in english also. She was married to her husband Chris Perez. Selena was murdered on April 12,1995 at the age of 23 by the president of her fan club.

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  3. Selena Marie Gomez is famous known for her character Alex Russo, on Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney Channel. She's a singer, actress, host, and fashion designer. She sings, plays the piano, guitar, and drums. She's been an actress since she was 7, staring in her first role in Barney and Friends. She's currently dating Justin Bieber. She guest stars in many different shows and has a couple movies. One movie she's currently working on is SpringBreakers, which is coming out some time in 2013. She also does voices for some animated movies, one that is probably in theaters now is Hotel Transylvania.

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  4. I will like to write about an Hispanic soccer player from Spain named Andres Iniesta. Iniesta is an attacking midfielder and is also playing in a Spanish Club named Barcelona. He has many notable accomplishments in his career because he has been nominated for the world best player twice, won the world cup with Spain once and also won the Euro cup with Spain twice. He has also won more than 8 league cups with his club including the la liga (Spanish league)and Champions league (European league and world's most expensive league), Super cup and World club cup. In fact, he recently became the European best player beating players like C. Ronaldo and L. Messi. He is also the MVP of Euro 2012 which was played during the summer before olympics.

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  5. Pablo Picasso is an artist from Spain that was famous for his paintings that involve cubism. He is especially famous for his painting Guernica. Picasso has been inpsirational over the years for many artists. Picasso died in Mougins,France in 1973.

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  6. Constance Marie Lopez is an actress who is well known for her motherly role as "Angie" on the show George Lopez. In addition, she played characters in Selena, American Family, Spin City, Tortilla Soup and many others. She is originally from Los Angeles but traveled as far as Japan. At the age of 19 she appeared in musicals and toured with David Bowie as a dancer. She has accomplished that by being chosen out of hundreds of other dancers. Most recently, she accomplished building a clothing line in 2011, shes appeared in commercials and is currently starring in ABC's Switched at Birth as Regina Vasquez.

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  7. Alex Rodriguez aka A-rod is a third baseman for the New York Yankees. He is from New York City and was born into a Dominican family. He is considered one of the best all around baseball players of all time. He is also the youngest player to hit 500 homeruns.

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  8. Shakira is a famous Colombian singer and songwriter. She sold over 60 million copies worldwide. She won two Grammy Awards, Seven Latin Grammy awards, and she is also the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time. One of her most famous song was "Hips Don't Lie" featuring Wycleft Jean.

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  9. Adrienne Bailon is singer-songwriter, dancer,actress, and television personality. She was born to a Puerto Rican mother and an Ecuadorian father on October 24,1983 but grew up in Manhattan, New York. She was one of the three girls who consists of the girl group 3LW. She is also known for her role in The Cheetah Girls.

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  10. Carlos Ruiz is a catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Ruiz, nicknamed Chooch, is 33 and has been with The Phillies since 2006. Chooch has won the World Series and the Pride of Philadelphia Award. He also caught Roy Halladay's perfect game in 2010.

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  11. Ernesto "Che" Guevara was an Argentine revolutionary who was most know for his aiding in the Cuban Revolution in the 1960s. Guevara was born in Rosario, Argentina and suffered from acute asthma, his asthma would affect him his entire life. Guevara was also an avid reader and chess player, showing his strong intellect. When Guevara entered medical school in his early twenties he decided to take a trip across South America on his motorcycle with a friend in order to "see the world." What Guevara found was a world of oppression and mistreatment of his people. Through a friend Ernesto met Fidel Castro and his guerilla soldiers who were dedicated to end the dictatorship of Cuban leader, Fulgencio Batista. Che was respected and renowned among the guerillas for his courage, intellect, and his constant belief in bettering the world. After years of fighting the revolutionaries won and Cuba became theirs. After the revolution in Cuba however, Guevara was not satisfied, he was focused on creating a world of united people under the communist regime. His ambition got the best of him however. When Guevara traveled to Bolivia in an attempt to take that country as well, the CIA set up an ambush on Guevara and his men. Che gave himself up for the lives of his men to be spared. Ernesto "Che" Guevara was executed on October 9, 1967 After being captured. Guevara was executed, his last words being, "I know you've come to kill me. Shoot, coward! You are only going to kill a man!" No man has ever been called a hero, a philosopher, a doctor, and a murderer other then el Che.

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  12. Ramón Luis Ayala Rodriguez known by his stage name Daddy Yankee. Born on February 3, 1977 and grew up in Santurce,Puerto Rico. He is a Latin Grammy Award winning Puerto Rican Reggaeton recording artist. His music is Hip hop, Reggaeton, and Latin Rap. He is best know for his songs "Rompe" and "Tempted to touch".

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  13. Carlos Ruiz is a catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Ruiz, nicknamed Chooch, is 33 and has been with The Phillies since 2006. Chooch has won the World Series and the Pride of Philadelphia Award. He also caught Roy Halladay's perfect game in 2010.

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  14. Peter Gene Hernandez, or better known as Bruno Mars, is a singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on Honolulu, Hawaii in October 8, 1985. His father was a Puerto Rican descendant, and his mother a Filipino descendant. He's 26 years old.He won seven Grammy at the 53rd Grammy Awards. He is the only artist that sold 10 million copies of two digital singles, "Just The Way you Are" and "Grenade".

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  15. Enrique Iglesias is a hispanic singer and songwriter. He was born in Madrid,Spain. Enrique sold over 60 million records; he has 1 grammy ; 2 billboard hot 100 #1 and #3 on many sogs on his. He holds the record for producing 19 #1 spain language songs.

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  16. Sofia Vergara is a Colombian actress in Hollywood. She was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. She lives with her son, Manolo. She is currently known as "Gloria Delgado-Pritchett" on "Modern Family." She won "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series" for "Modern Family." She was voted #1 on Ask Men's top 99 'most desirable' famous women of 2012.

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  17. Sonia Maria Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was born and raised in The Bronx, New York on June 25, 1954. She is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S history, and she is also the third female In the Supreme Court.

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  18. Selena Quintanilla Perez was a Mexican singer-songwriter who was in a band with her brother and sister called Selena Y Los Dinos. They didn't really become famous until the late 1980's. Selena married her guitarist, Chris Perez in 1992. In 1993, Selena found Yolanda Saldivar, who would become her fan club president.But in 1995, Yolanda was accused of stealing money from Selena's fan club.On March 31, 1995, Yolanda arranged to meet with Selena at the Holiday Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas at 6:00 a.m. Yolanda said she wanted to give all the documents to Selena in private. At 11:00 a.m. Selena and Yolanda went back to the motel. When they went to the room, Selena asked for the missing documents, and Yolanda said she didn't have them. They argued about the documents until Selena fired Yolanda. Yolanda then took a gun out of her purse, points it at Selena and shoots once hitting the upper right side of her back. Selena runs to the hotel lobby yelling: "Help me, help me! I've been shot!" then asked to call 9-1-1 and laid herself on the floor and told them who shot her. She was then taken to the hospital and was declared dead from loosing so much blood. Yolanda was sentenced to a life in jail for murder and is still serving time.

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  19. Roberto Clemente was a professional baseball player, born on August 18, 1934 and died on December 31, 1972. He played 18 seasons, all with the Pirates, and was great on and off the field. On the field he was a .317 lifetime hitter, 15x allstar, 2x world series champion, 12x gold glove award winner, 4x NL batting title, NL MVP, world series MVP, Babe Ruth award weiner and had his number retired. Clemente unfortunately died while bringing aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He had 3,000 career hits when he died and is the only person in MLB history to end his career with exactly 3,000 hits.

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  20. Raul Ibanez is a Major League Baseball player who played for the phillies from 2009-2011. Ibanez was born June 2 1972. He started his career playing for the Seattle Mariners in 1992 from there he's played for the Royals,Phillies, and as of recent the Yankees. He signed with the Yankees in 2012.

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  21. Once a dancer on the television show In Living Color, Jennifer Lopez, often nicknamed J.Lo, is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality, fashion designer and television producer. Lopez's first leading role was in the biographical film Selena, in which she earned an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress. To date, Lopez has sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

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  22. Geraldo Rivera is an alumnus of University of Arizona, where he played varsity lacrosse as goalie. He received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1969, did postgraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania. He had his own talk show and now appears on fox television.

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