Cuban timeline

  • Oct 28, 1492

    Discovery of Cuba

    Christopher colombus claims Cuba for Spain. A key event because it is the discovery of Cuba.
  • Mar 26, 1527

    Slaves in Cuba


    First African Slaves arrive in Cuba.
  • Mar 26, 1532

    Rebelion in Cuba


    First Slave rebellion is crushed.
  • Tobacoo sales


    Authorities decree that the sale of tobacco to foreigners is punishable by death.
  • The ten year war

    The ten year war also know as the great war was when Cuba tried to gain their independence from Spain. The war ended in a truce in 1878
  • The Spanish American war

    This was the last war that Cuba fought agents Spain. Cuba received help from America during the war.
  • Spanish American war comes to a end

    The United states helps Cuba defeat Spain in the Spanish American war. This ends the conflict between Cuba and Spain and Cuba finally gains their independence.
  • The Platt Amendment

    Platt Amendment passed in the U.S. stipulating the conditions for the withdrawal of United States troops, assuring U.S. control over Cuban affairs.
    This was a key event in Cuban History because it symbolized Cuba standing on its own without American intervention.
  • The President

    28 January
    Cuba returns to homerule. José Miguel Gómez of the Liberal Party becomes president.
  • Cuba in WW1


    7 April
    Cuba enters World War I on the side of the Allies. In Chambelona War Liberal Revolt is suppressed by Conservadores of Menocal
  • Cubas involvement in WW1

    Cuba enters World War I on the side of the Allies. In Chambelona War Liberal Revolt is suppressed by Conservadores of Menocal
    This is of course a very big deal because the country isn't just entering any war, it was the Great War.
  • The Birth of Fidel

    Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz born in the province of Holguín.
    The birth of the most influential man in Cuban History.
  • U.S. and Cuban treaty

    The United states stopes intervening with Cuban affaires and a treaty was established between the two countries.
  • The legalization of the communist party

    Communist party legalized again.
    The legalization of the communist party allowed Fidel to gain such an enormous amount of power.
  • Cuba goes to war

    Cuban government declares war on Germany, Japan, and Italy.
    This is important due to the fact that it make a mark in Cuban History and lead up to Fidel's rein.
  • Fidel's speech

    Fidel Castro makes "History Will Absolve Me" speech in his own defense against the charges brought on him after the attack on the Moncada Barracks.
    This was an influential speech and changed many Cubans view of him.
  • Start of a revolution


    17 January

    Castro's guerrillas score their first success by sacking an army outpost on the south coast, and start gaining followers in both Cuba and abroad.
  • Rebelious Students

    13 March

    University students mount an attack on the Presidential Palace in Havana. Batista forewarned. Attackers mostly killed, others flee and are betrayed.
  • U.S. retracts arms

    U.S. suspends shipments of arms to Batista's forces.
    This was a key event because it shows the United States' retraction of positive involvement with Cuba.
  • HIjacks in Cuba

    1 November

    A Cubana aircraft on route from Miami to Havana is hijacked by militants but crashes. The hijackers were trying to land at Sierra Cristal in Eastern Cuba to deliver weapons to Raúl Castro's rebels. It is the first of what was to become many in Cuba
  • The Leader of Cuba

    16 February
    Fidel Castro becomes Premier of Cuba.
  • U.S. Trains Cuban exiles

    U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower orders CIA director Allen Dulles to train Cuban exiles for a covert invasion of Cuba.
    This shows the United States' attempt to stop the revolution
  • Cuban missile crisis

    This was a 13-day confrontation between the U.S. and Soviet Union over soviet missile heads fired in Cuba.
  • Fidel steps down

    President Fidel Castro steps down as president due to health reasons and his brother Rail Castro takes power.
  • Relations with president Obama and Cuba

    Relations with president Obama and Cuba

    U.S. President, Barack Obama, and Raúl Castro re-establish diplomatic ties between the countries.