1910 is most well know for the "Revolution of 1910". The spark for the revolution began when Diaz, who had been in power for years, faced a rival for the election. Madero gained a lot of support and went against Diaz. Diaz responded by imprisoning Madero. When Diaz won in a rigged election, Madero escaped to Texas and called for the Mexicans to revolt. Nobody listened, so Madero paid peasant guerillas to aid him. Emiliano Zapata assisted Madero with an army of 5,000 and by the next year, defeated Mexico's army.