1867 – Born on June 5, 1867 in Stones, Tolima
1887 – He made his studies in the School of the Spirit Santo in Bogota, entered to the Catholic University and later, to the Greater School of our Lady of the Rosary, where he received the rank of doctor in Right and Ciencias Politicas. Participated in the writing of the literary newspaper the Test.
1891 – The Colombian newspaper, published leaf to defend the candidacy of Miguel Expensive Antonio to the Vice presidency of the Republic.
1921 – Emeritus professor of Right and public man in ministries (it carried out the Outer portfolios of Public Instruction, Property, Relations, Government, War and Post office and Telegraphs), assemblies, legislative chambers and diplomatic legations, Méndez was member of the Colombian Academies of Jurisprudence and the Language. Chosen to become the President for the year 1926-1930, arrived at the first magistrature postulated like unique candidate of the Conservative Party and without the liberal party participated in the electoral fight.
1927 – An Italian mission arrived at the country to change the regime of prisons and to control the crime, but it failed in the profit of his objectives. The international relations in their administration occupied an outstanding site; President Mendez profit to end the three diplomatic question that affected Colombia: with the exchange of ratifications of the treaty Lozano-Salomo’n (signed in March 24 of 1922, ratified in March 19 of 1928); and in the Esguerra-Barcenas treaty (March 24 of 1928), signed with Nicaragua, one ratified the Colombian sovereignty on the Archipelago of San Andres, Providence and Santa Catherine.
1930 – During the government of Miguel Abadia Mendez, the public order was seen seriously affected, among other things because the union activities were persecuted and repressed. Within this frame the massacre of the bananeras appeared in December of 1928, sad military solution to the labor conflict between the United Fruit Company and its workers. This and other events registered in the administation of Mendez, lead to the wearing down of the Conservative Party and made possible to the arrival of liberalism to the power, with Enrique Olaya Herrera. This ended the 20-year period rule of the conservatives (Conservative Party).