Eva Perón … 1951

evita-peron-2Eva Peron was born in Argentina in 1919. She became known affectionately as Evita. In 1934, at the age of just  fifteen she went to the nation’s capital  Buenos Aires, where she pursued a career as a stage, radio, and film actress. Eva met Colonel Juan Perón in 1944 and the two were married the following year. In 1946, Juan Perón was elected President of Argentina and Eva became First Lady.
She became very popular with the people of Argentina. In August 1951, Eva Perón was thinking to run for the vice-presidency.

This picture was taken on August 22, 1951, during a union mass rally of two million people called “Cabildo Abierto” at Casa Rosada, the official government house of Argentina. At the mass rally, the crowd demanded that Evita publicly announce her official candidacy. She pleaded for more time to make her decision. The exchange between Evita and the crowd of two million was a spontaneous dialogue. Evita told the audience that she would announce her decision over the radio a few days later.

This picture was taken on August 22, 1951, during a union mass rally of two million people called “Cabildo Abierto” at Casa Rosada, the official government house of Argentina. At the mass rally, the crowd demanded that Evita publicly announce her official candidacy. She pleaded for more time to make her decision. The exchange between Evita and the crowd of two million was a spontaneous dialogue. Evita told the audience that she would announce her decision over the radio a few days later.

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Facing  staunch opposition from the military and her failing health due to advanced cervical cancer, she eventually decided not to run.17 October 1951. By this point she was too weak to stand without Juan Perón's aid.

Facing staunch opposition from the military and her failing health due to advanced cervical cancer, she eventually decided not to run. By 17 October 1951 she was too weak to stand without Juan Perón’s aid.

Evita died at the age of 33, at 8:25 p.m., on 26 July 1952.

Evita died at the age of 33, at 8:25 p.m., on 26 July 1952.

Nearly three million people attended Evita's funeral in the streets of Buenos Aires.

Nearly three million people attended Evita’s funeral in the streets of Buenos Aires.

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