Today in Latin American history, an Armistice ended the Spanish–American War in 1898.
The war came to an end when Spain formally agreed to a peace protocol on U.S. terms. These terms included the cession of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Manila in the Philippines to the United States pending a final peace treaty.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud Spanish empire was virtually dissolved, and the United States gained its first overseas empire.