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Fidel Castro

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  • Date of Birth

    Date of Birth
    Fidel Castro was a Cuban Dictator. He over-through the president at the time, Fulgencio Batista. He then installed a communist government to the country. He defied other, more powerful countries and inspired other small countries to remove their leaders from power. Source:(Cox 31)
  • Castro and other rebels attack the Moncada Barracks

    Castro and other rebels attack the Moncada Barracks
    On July 26, 1953 Castro and his men attacked Moncada Barracks. This was the first major move Castro would make in his attempt to take down Batista. The attack, which was planned to help the revolution by providing Castro's men with better weaponry, failed. This failure would help to fuel Castro's efforts to win. This was the start of the revolution for the rebels, and they would eventualyy remove Batista from power. Source:(Cox 51)
  • Batista is forced out of power

    Batista is forced out of power
    On January 1, 1959 Batista was forced out of power by Castro and his men. This showed Castro's great determination, as at points he was cut down to a dozen men and half a dozen rifles.Although it might have seemed impossible, his belief that he would claim victory no matter what, and perseverance led to his victory. He also received a lot of help from the poor as he promised them an increase in their quality of life Source:(Markel 71).
  • Castro Takes Power

    Castro Takes Power
    On January 8, 1959 Castro took power in Cuba. He gained a lot of support from the Cuban people during his Revolution. This led to little push-back from the people when he took control on the Cuban Government. This leads to Castro's reign and refusal to hold democratic election, which he promised to the people during the revolution, as he said his opponents would be destroyed by him in the polls,as he thought everyone would love him. Source:(Markel 74)
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    On April 19, 1961 the U.S.A. launched an invasion on Cuba called the "Bay Of Pigs". It was meant to remove Castro from power in Cuba. The attack was a failure. The U.S. soldiers couldn't adapt to the land and would be driven out by Castro's forces. This was a major increase in Cuban nationalism as the small country had fended of the United States. This would also lead to Cuba bringing in nuclear missiles from Russia as a warning to the U.S. to not try another invasion. Source:(Wyden 8)
  • Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup

    Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup
    Andy Warhol's Campbell's soup piece was a historical piece of art. It was the first piece where one object was repeated, with a slight difference in each, to fill the canvas. It was truly a one of a kind as it was the first to do . The style has been remade with many different objects since then. Source:(
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    On October 26, 1962 the U.S. learned that Russia had placed nuclear missiles in Cuba. This heightened tensions between the U.S. and the two other countries involved. Although being on the brink of a nuclear war for those thirteen days, the missiles were removed. The U.S. would then try to improve relations with the Cuban Dictator, but we did not want anything to do with the U.S. Source:(Markel 98)
  • Man on the Moon

    Man on the Moon
    on July 20, 1969 the first man walked on the moon. This was a amazing achievement for all of mankind as is showed our technological advances. A century before this, cars weren't even on the road yet. Then within 100 years we go from horses to space travel. To think how quickly and how many things where thought of in that time is astonishing. This would lead to further advances in technology ass we wanted to know more about space. Source:(
  • 1976 Constitution

    1976 Constitution
    in 1976, a Constitution was introduced to Cuba, after not having one for 16 years. The document gave the people of Cuba access to free health care, schooling as well as freedom of speech and other rights. This showed Castro's loosening as a Dictator as he allowed his people to now speak their minds and gave them other rights through this Constitution. Although these rights would at times the Cuban people would be striped of these rights. Source:(Markel 107)
  • Hubble Telescope

    Hubble Telescope
    On April 24, 1990 the Hubble Telescope was launched. This telescope would allow a great explanation of stars and space in general. This telescope was important as it provided people with information about our galaxy. Source:(
  • Soviet Union Collapses

    Soviet Union Collapses
    On Dcember 25, 1991 The Soviet Union collapsed in Russia. This led to an economic collapse Cuba. This showedthe true weakness and instability of Cuba as they relied so heavily on the Soviet Union to keep their economy going. The economic collapse led to anti-government protests in Cuba and was the begining of the end for Fidel. Source:(Cox 104)
  • Dolly the sheep

    Dolly the sheep
    on July 5, 1996 Dolly the sheep was the first successfully clowned animal. This was a huge scientific breakthrough as it was unknown whether or not clowning would be possible. This sheep being clowned has inspired tons of research and tests on the subject of clowning to what makes it work. Source:(
  • World Trade Center Attacks

    World Trade Center Attacks
    On September 11, 2001 the world trade centers where bombed. This event caused many Americans to lose their lives and sparked a war on terror. This was a horrific even and should never be forgotten. Source:(
  • Fidel Castro hands power to Brother

    Fidel Castro hands power to Brother
    On July 31, 2008 Fidel Castro handed over control of Cuba to his brother, Raul Castro. This happened as Fidel got very sick in his old age and could no longer run the country. This was a good thing as Raul was less communist then his brother and could possibly restore the economy. He also has improved relations with nearby countries during his rule. Fidel leaving power was a good thing for the country and Raul can improve the country during his rule. Source:(
  • Mars Rover

    Mars Rover
    The mars rover landing was a major event in the scientific world. It would now allow a greater understanding of the planet and allow for exploration of it. Despite still being fairly new, this project can have major effects on our knowledge of mars. Source:(
  • Date of Death

    Date of Death
    On November 25, 2016 Fidel Castro died. He left his impact on the world through his reign as Cuban Dictator. He brought along a lot of change to Cuba, some progressive, well other ideas hurt the country. He brought the world to the edge of a nuclear war. Fidel Castro may have helped Cuba's lower class with his system of Government, but hurt the economy nad other things in the country as well. Source:(