In 1521 A.D., the peoples who were ruled by the Aztecs grew tired of the treatment they received at their taskmasters' hands. The Aztecs required all conquered peoples to pay heavy and burdensome taxes. They also often sacrificed their men to the Aztec gods as part of their religious practices.
In this year, these people joined forces with the Spanish explorers, who had arrived in the region, and attacked the Aztec capital. They were quickly able to overthrow the Aztec Empire.
Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
The Santa Maria was the only one of Columbus''s ships not to return to Spain. It hit a reef on December 5, 1492 and sank.