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Fidel castro

By aodwyer
  • Fidel is born

    Fidel is born
    Fidel Castro was born on August 13, 1926. His father Angel Castro (a wealthy Spanish landowner). His mother Lina Ruz (a cook and maid to angels first wife).
    Source: (CNN)
  • Birthplace

    Castro was born in Brian, Cuba. Birán is a village in Holguín Province of Cuba. Best know for the birthplace of Ramon and Fidel Castro.
    Source: (CNN)
  • Castros rebellion

    Castros rebellion
    Castro participated in a failed rebellion in the Dominican Republic against Rafael Trujillo. This unsuccessful event later formed his attack on Batista which also failed. This Rebellion built the ladder of his growth in power, despite the loss.
    Source: (Markel 47)
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    Castro was sentenced to 15 years in prison

    Castro and 150 others attacked the Moncada military barracks in Santiago, Cuba in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the Batista regime. The result of that Was a 15 year sentence in prison. Castro was released early in 1955 and he was sent to exile in Mexico.
    Source: (CNN)
  • Chinas "great leap forward"

    Chinas "great leap forward"
    China upgraded in economic power in 1958, before then they were very agricultural and didn't have any industry. They finally lead on to being one of the largest economic powers of today, producing goods for the whole world at a very cheap price. Without the great leap forward many countries would be at a loss with industrial goods and power. A bad thing about the great leap forward was that china became a communist state as a result.
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  • Castro takes over as prime minister

    Castro takes over as prime minister
    Castro took over as the cuban prime minister on February 16, 1959. He established the first communist state in the western hemisphere. He ruled for nearly 50 years.
    Source: (CNN)
  • America and Cubas tension

    America and Cubas tension
    Since the 1960's, The united states and Cuba have went on and off on having an embargo set on Cuba. As for Cuba they had contracts seizing American contact. Finally in The 21st century have we seen more of a lenient bonding with the two countries.
    Source: (Markel 5)
  • CIA attempts to overthrow Castro

    CIA attempts to overthrow Castro
    In April 1961, the CIA invaded Cuba with about 1,400 American-trained Cubans who had fled their homes when Castro took over. The invasion didn't go good because they were outnumbered by Castro’s troops, and they surrendered after less than 24 hours of fighting. This moment was a huge loss for America, as for Castro it was one of his most know achievements.
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  • Missile Crisis

    Missile Crisis
    After the failed U.S. attempt to overthrow Castro, in July of 1962 Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev made a secret agreement with Fidel Castro to place Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. This event was known as the Cuban missile crisis. The event occurred from October 14, 1962 – October 28, 1962.
    Source: (Office of the Historian)
  • The Beatles arrive in the U.S.

    The Beatles arrive in the U.S.
    The Beatles arrived in the United States of America on February 7, 1964. Their plane arrived in America early that morning from a departure from London. From that day on the Beatles American invasion began, and they became a very popular and well known band in America.
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  • Neil Armstrong walks on the moon

    Neil Armstrong walks on the moon
    On July 20, 1969 word got around that a man has finally walked on the moon. Not only was this huge for American, but it was a big deal for the whole world because it launched space travel as we know it today. Without this first big leap for mankind we wouldn't have the knowledge that we have now of knowing its possible to send human beings to other places in space.
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    Mariel Boatlift

    The Mariel boatlift was a movement of Cubans who traveled from Cubas Mariel Harbor to the Florida between April 15th and October 31st of 1980. Castro allowed Cubans who wanted to leave one night to leave out of Havana, the next day nearly 125,000 Cubans landed in Floridas coast. This was a huge problem for both America and Cuba, but Fidel didn't see it as a huge loss because in his eyes they weren't loyal Cubans.
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  • Mount Saint Helens eruption

    Mount Saint Helens eruption
    Mount Saint Helens in the state of Washington, United States erupted on May 18, 1980. This volcano was the only important eruption in the United States since 1915. Nearly 540 million tons of ash was produced from this eruption, while only 57 died from inhaling the toxic ash.
  • Space challenger explosion

    Space challenger explosion
    On January 28, 1986 the space challenger blew up 73 seconds after lift off. All 7 lives were taken on board, as well as a teacher who was chosen to travel with them. The challenger landed in the Atlantic ocean with thousands watching the event.
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  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    August 6, 1991, the day history was made. Switzerland launched what is know today as the internet (of course back then it wasn't as developed). When first created only scientists and very few people used it for communication purposes. It wasn't until the late 90's and early 2000's did people start to use the internet for what is known for today.
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  • Fidel Castro dies

    Fidel Castro dies
    Fidel Castro died on November 25, 2016. Many people were happy about the news, as for some people were very sad. The country had a national 9 day mourning period for those grieving his death. Concerts had moments of silence, colleges had flowers placed and flags lowered, as well as governmental buildings mourned the death of their former commander in chief.
    Source: (CNN)