Image

The time in the butterflies

  • Birth of Trujillo

    Birth of Trujillo
    Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo was born Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina to a middle-class family on October 24, 1891 in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic. He and his 10 siblings were raised in a small rural town by parents of Spanish, Haitian and Dominican descent.
  • First job of Trujillo

    First job of Trujillo
    When Trujillo was 16 years old, he took a job as a telegraph operator. After joining a gang and committing a string of crimes, Trujillo was arrested for forging a check and subsequently lost his job.
  • Trujillo married his fist wife

    Trujillo married his fist wife
    Trujillo married his first wife, Aminta Ledesima, who would give him two daughters. In light of becoming a family man, Trujillo traded in his life of crime for a steady day job.
  • Trujillo's military ranks

    Trujillo's military ranks
    After completing his training, Trujillo quickly rose up the ranks. In 1924 he was made second-in-command of the guard and in June of 1925, he was promoted to commander-in-chief.
  • Trujillo's Military Career

    Trujillo's Military Career
    When the U.S. Marines, then occupying the Dominican Republic, offered him the opportunity to train as an officer for the country's first municipal police force, the Constabulary Guard, Trujillo jumped at the chance.
  • Trujillo became president

    Trujillo became president
    In early 1930, after Dominican President Horacio Vasquez faced revolts and a provisional government had been established, Trujillo named himself a candidate in the new presidential elections.
  • Trujillo rebuild the capital city

    Trujillo rebuild the capital city
    the capital city of Santo Domingo was virtually destroyed and 2,000 people were killed by a hurricane that ripped through the Dominican Republic in early September. Trujillo responded by placing the country under martial law and quickly began to clear the debris and rebuild the city.
  • Roosevelt' second phase of New Deal

    Roosevelt' second phase of New Deal
    Roosevelt opens second phase of New Deal in U.S., calling for social security, better housing, equitable taxation, and farm assistance.
  • Trujillo renamed the capital ciudad

    Trujillo renamed the capital ciudad
    he renamed the capital Cuidad Trujillo in his honor, along with thousands of other streets, monuments, and landmarks throughout the country.
  • Their father sent them away to school

    Their father sent them away to school
    They used to ask their father's permission for everything. Minerva was afraid to go to the school cause that. She worried about to be free.
  • Minerva made friend with Sinita

    Minerva made friend with Sinita
    Minerva met Sinita first day of the school. Sinita told her what happened to her family and why the president Trujillo wanted to kill every boy in her family. Also how evil he is.
  • World War 2

    World War 2
    The Second World War was arguably the most significant period of the 20th century. The primary combatants were the Axis nations and the Allied nations, led by Britain, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States of America.
  • Trujillo's oppressive dictatorship

    Trujillo's oppressive dictatorship
    Trujillo was credited with improving sanitation, constructing new roads, schools and hospitals, and increasing the general standard of living for the Dominican people. But his practice of securing kickbacks on all public works contracts and monopolizing a vast array of lucrative industries ensured that the increased economic prosperity was disproportionately distributed to his family, supporters and military personnel.
  • Japanese attack on U.S.

    Japanese attack on U.S.
    Japanese surprise attack on U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor brings U.S. into World War II; U.S. and Britain declare war on Japan.
  • One of the happy moment in Dedé's mind

    One of the happy moment in Dedé's mind
    Their father likes to joke around with his daughters. He told them what they will become in the future to each one. Everyone was happy at that time.
  • Minerva gave the Little book to María

    Minerva gave the Little book to María
    The little book is the gift from her First Communion. Maria started using it as dairy. She likes to write all kind of thing down.
  • María lied to Sor Adunción

    María lied to Sor Adunción
    Minerva has been caught by sneaking out of school to join some secret meeting. Minerva focused María to lie to keep her save. She decided to protect her sister.
  • Patria married Pedrito

    Patria married Pedrito
    Patria met Pedrito at church when she was washing his feet. They fall in love immediately. They got married three days before her seventeen birthday.
  • Patria lost her third child

    Patria lost her third child
    Patria gave birth to something deals she has been carrying inside her. She was really upset about it and found out the kid looked like a bundle of swarming ants. At the end she found her faith back
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Marshall Plan for European recovery proposed—a coordinated program to help European nations recover from ravages of war. By the time it ended in 1951, this “European Recovery Program” had cost $13 billion.
  • Lío asked Dedé give the letter to Minerva

    Lío asked Dedé give the letter to Minerva
    Dedé read the letter and it said Lío invited Minerva to take asylum with him. Dedé tried to protect her sister so she burned the letter didn't give to Minerva.
  • Minerva found out her dad's secret

    Minerva found out her dad's secret
    Minerva saw her dad's cat in front of a house several times. She found out her dad are having an affair. Finally she saw her four half sisters and actually talk to them.
  • Minerva found the letters from Lío.

    Minerva found the letters from Lío.
    Minerva realized her dad has been hiding the letters from Lío those suppose give to her. He arranged for Minerva to come to the Colombian embassy. She was so sad miss the great opportunity.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    Korean War begins when North Korean Communist forces invade South Korea. By July, American troops had entered the war on South Korea’s behalf. The Korean peninsula is still divided today.
  • María was sad about her father's death.

    María was sad about her father's death.
    after her dad dead. María had been upset for a long time. Especially she met all her half sisters. The oldest one was not much younger than she is.
  • María went to the college.

    María went to the college.
    María went the same college with her sister Minerva in the capital. During the week she had to saty with Minerva. She was worried about carry around her diary. For now they haven't had any trouble with the regime.
  • Nelson wanted to join the rebellion

    Nelson wanted to join the rebellion
    Patria sent him to Santo Tomas de Aquino, spa seminary in the capital. Then Nelson began to talk about joining the liberators. Patria asked someone to help but he told her was lost cannot show her the way.
  • Minerva gave her child to Patria

    Minerva gave her child to Patria
    Minerva gave her son to Patria and told her to keep him. Because she and her husband Manolo will be on the road now and will only be back couple times a week.
  • Nelson and Pedrito arrested

    Nelson and Pedrito arrested
    After Leandro arrested Nelson and Pedrito also arreated. After that their house is ransacked and burned. Also few months later Manolo, Minerva and María arrested.
  • Patria adjusted live without her family

    Patria adjusted live without her family
    She was really Suffering without her son, husband and Minerva for few months. She told her to come down and find a plan to save her family.
  • Dedé planned to leave Jaimito

    Dedé planned to leave Jaimito
    She had become solitary cause her husband became really bossy. He kept Trujillo's power for a long time.Minerva asked her to join their cell. She decided silently leave Jaimito.
  • Patria tried to help her son get releases

    Patria tried to help her son get releases
    Patria begs Pena to help get Nelson released. All family drove to capital to retrieve her son. She dropped oneness in thanks to God when Nelson released and appeared on front page that she was thankful Trujillo.
  • Trujillo ends up being assassinated

    Trujillo ends up being assassinated
    Rafael Trujillo was ambushed while traveling home in his car and gunned down by seven assassins, some of whom were members of his own armed forces.
  • Dedé told the interviewer about her family

    Dedé told the interviewer about her family
    The woman told Dedé she wanted to talk with her about the Mirabal sisters. How can she be the only survivor in her family. Fist Dedé told her one of her happy childhood memory.
  • dedé told the woman the problems with the regime

    dedé told the woman the problems with the regime
    the problem started with their friend Lío. He presented a very real opportunity to fight against the regime. Minerva chose to follow him. After him, Minerva was never the same.