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October 22

ON THIS DAY

On this day in 1945 Argentinian military officer and politician Juan Perón married actress Eva Perón in a civil ceremony in Junin. The couple met on 22 January 1944 during a charity event at the Luna Park Stadium to benefit the victims of an earthquake in San Juan, Argentina. Juan Perón was elected President of Argentina in 1946; during the next 6 years, Eva Perón became powerful within the pro-Peronist trade unions, primarily for speaking on behalf of labor rights. She also ran the Ministries of Labor and Health, founded and ran the charitable Eva Perón Foundation, championed women's suffrage in Argentina, and founded and ran the nation's first large-scale female political party, the Female Peronist Party.

PERON (Juan Domingo, 1895-1975, President of Argentina) and his wife Eva PERON (1919-1952) Superb pair of portraits, signed and inscribed to the Governor of Formosa, Colonel D. Arturo Iglesias Paiz, both images have messages underneath and the date, the President has presented a formal three quarters length portrait photo in black and white, and his wife has given a coloured portait of her smiling face, each 15” x 10” in matching frames 22” x 17”, Buenos Aires, 17th June 1950 24702


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