Important Events in Cuban History

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  • Oct 12, 1492

    The Island of Guanahani, now Cuba, is Found

  • Aug 25, 1514

    The Cuban capital of Havana is founded

  • Independence from Spain

  • Slavery is Abolished in Cuba

  • The USS Maine is sunk in a harbor in Cuba

  • The United States declares War on Spain

  • The Spanish-American War ends with the US having won

  • The first elections took place

  • Fulgencio Batista is thrown from office

  • The United States recognizes Castro as the leader of Cuba

  • Cuban Revolution

  • Operation Peter Pan takes place where the US gathers 14,000 children to take to the US.

    The childrens parents opposed the new government.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

  • The US begins to get information suggesting that Russia is putting missiles in Cuba

  • Cuban Missile Crisis Begins

  • End of the Cuban Missile Crisis

  • The United States gives airlifts for Cubans who want to leave Cuba

  • Cuba officially has the largest armed forces in Latin America

  • The Soviet Union is dissolved. Cuban economy is affected majorly.

  • Castro faints during a speech on TV

  • Jimmy Carter (former president) becomes the first US President to visit Cuba

  • Fidel Castro resigned as President of Cuba