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Female Bullfighter Impresses Crowd

Wed., Sept. 27, 1995

With a distinctive flourish, Cristina Sanchez became the first woman bullfighter to perform in Plaza Mexico, the world’s largest bullfighting arena.

Before 40,000 spectators, Sanchez killed a bull named Caleno on Sunday night, impressing a crowd of many drawn simply by the prospect of seeing a female bullfighter. In reward for her grace and skill, she was given the bull’s ear, a honor similar to a standing ovation in music halls.

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