Fidel castro

Fidel Castro's Life

  • Fidel Castro Ruz Birth.

    Fidel Castro Ruz born in eastern Cuban hamlet of Biran, son of a well-off Spanish-born landowner.
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    Fidels Castro's life

  • Castro leads armed uprising.

    Castro leads armed uprising against military dictator Fulgencio Batista, captured in failed attack on Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba.
  • Prime Minister Caastro.

    Fidel Castro is named prime minister.
  • Castro's Socialist Revolution.

    Fidel Castro declares his revolution socialist.
  • Castro ends U.S. dollar bans.

    Fidel Castro's government ends ban on use of U.S. dollars, one of a series of limited economic openings that government says are aimed at saving revolution.
  • Castro is forced to resign.

    Castro forced to hand over the reins of power to his brother Raul after undergoing emergency surgery to stop intestinal bleeding caused by undisclosed illness.
  • Castro annouces his final resignation.

    Almost 19 months since he last appeared in public, Castro said he would not return as head of state and government.