U.S. war ships take possession of the Fonseca Gulf.
U.S. troops impose a puppet government in Nicaragua. Liberal President, José Santos Zelaya is forced out of office and Adolfo Díaz is made provisional president.
Díaz requests U.S. military assistance to control civil unrest. Nicaraguans resist U.S. occupation and the national hero, Benjamin Zeledón dies.
1 Spanish: habitational name from any of the places named Rivera, a variant of Ribera .2 Italian: northern variant of the southern (especially Sicily) topographic name Ribera .3 Catalan: in some cases, variant of Catalan Ribera .