• Castro gives oration in senior year

    Castro gives oration in senior year
    Castro was one of the seniors selected to address an auditorium packed with the archbishop of Havana, members of Congress, government officials, and numerous other dignitaries. The task of defending the school from lawmakers was divided among the speakers. Castro had to compare state intervention in private education from country to country, including Europe and Latin America. Wins praise, but receives backlash in Communist newspaper Hoy.
    Source: Young Castro
  • Naty returns to Havana and works for the U.S. Embassy's immigration Section

    Naty returns to Havana and works for the U.S. Embassy's immigration Section
    She was educated at Ruston Academy and Marjorie Webster Junior College in Washington D.C. She found her work boring and unsatisfying, read Marti in her downtime, and waited for the man of her dreams.
    Source: Havana Dreams
  • Lansky helps with Project Underworld

    Lansky helps with Project Underworld
    Lansky continues facilitating Project Underworld, an effort by the U.S. government to recruit mafiosos to counter Axis spies and sabotage. Lansky facilitated the cooperation of Charles "Lucky" Luciano, in prison for compulsory prostitution, in exchange for a commuted sentence and exile to Italy.
    Source: Havana Nocturne
  • Castro graduates high school

    Castro graduates high school
    One of three valedictorians of the class of 1945, Castro’s caption reads: “He stood out in all subjects related to letters. Excellent and dependable, he always defended the School with valor and pride. . . He goes on to a career in the Law and we have no doubt that he will ll the book of his life with brilliant pages.”
    Source: Young Castro
  • Castro spends summer at his family Finca

    Castro spends summer at his family Finca
    Source: Fidel y Raul, mis hermanos
    https://archive.org/details/fidelyralmisherm0000cast
  • Castro enters the University of Havana Law School

    Castro enters the University of Havana Law School
    A 19 year old Castro is tossed into the dangerous political life of being a student.
    Source: Source: Young Castro
  • Mirta Diaz Balart joins the University of Havana as a Philosophy Student

    Mirta Diaz Balart joins the University of Havana as a Philosophy Student
    At the moment, I am searching for any school-related of early adulthood centered on Mirta's new life in Havana as a freshman college student. University of Miami Cuban Collection is on the hunt for us.
    Source: Young Castro
  • Batista Divorces, marries Marta Fernández Miranda

    Batista Divorces, marries Marta Fernández Miranda
    Batista leaves his first wife for his mistress, now 22. They settle down in Daytona Beach. She will be the first lady of Cuba and remain with Batista until his death.
    Source: Cuba by Hugh Thomas for book click here