5. In 1539, the first printing press in North America was used in Mexico city. Also read: Amazing Facts about USA and Interesting Facts about USA. 6. The oldest university in North America is The National University of Mexico founded by Charles V Spain, in 1551. 7.
On February 19, 1913, Pedro Lascuráin became the President of Mexico. But his new presidency was short-lived—very short-lived. He was in office for only 45 minutes. His presidency has been the shortest in history. Here’s why Lascuráin barely had time to realize he was president. On February 13, 1913, Mexican General Victoriano Huerta overthrew President Francisco I. Madero in a coup.
However, this is not the case. Prior to 1991 Mexico was considered the world’s 13 th largest country. However with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 2011, Kazakhstan became an independent country ranked 9 th in total area. This pushed Mexico down to 14 th.