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Cuban Timeline

Important people, dates and events in Cuba
Discovered by Christopher Columbus - colonized by Spain
Ten Years War of independence
Jose Miguel Gomez, Gerado Machado, Fulgencio Batista
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara lead the revolution

Cuban Timeline

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Cuban Missile Crisis Timeline

 

 

Cuba was first inhabited by Native American Indians

1492

 

Discovered by Christopher Columbus

1500's

 

Colonised by the Spanish under the leadership of Diego de Velazquez in 1511

1526

 

Slaves were shipped from Africa

1762

 

Havana was captured by a British force led by Admiral George Pocock and Lord Albemarle.

1763

 

Treaty of Paris: Havana returned to Spain

1868

 

1868-1878: Ten Years War of independence

1886

 

Slavery was abolished

1895

 

1895-1898: Second war of independence lead by Jose Marti

1895

 

US declares war on Spain

1898

 

US defeat Spain all Spanish claims to Cuba are relinquished and cedes it to the US.

1902

 

Cuba becomes independent but the Platt Amendment keeps Cuba under US protection which retains the right to intervene in internal affairs of Cuba
Tomas Estrada Palma elected president

1906

 

1906-1909: President Estrada resigns and the US occupies Cuban territory following a rebellion led by Jose Miguel Gomez

1909

 

Jose Miguel Gomez elected president

1912

 

Black protests against discrimination and US forces return to Cuba

1924

 

Gerado Machado establishes a dictatorship

1925

 

Socialist Party founded leading to Cuban Communist

1933

 

Gerado Machado overthrown in a coup led by Sergeant Fulgencio Batista.

1934

 

US relinquishes right to intervene in internal affairs of Cuba

1944

 

Fulgencio Batista retires and Ramon Gray San Martin becomes President of Cuba

1952

 

Fulgencio Batista takes power again

1953

 

Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful revolution against Batista

1956

 

Fidel Castro and Che Guevara lead  the revolution

1958

 

US withdraws military aid to Fulgencio Batista

1959

 

January 1: Fidel Castro leads the Communist revolution with Che Guevara and the rebel army overthrows  President Fulgencio Batista

1960

 

December 19: Cuba openly aligns itself with the Soviet Union and their Communist policies. A Cuban Communist State was set up with Russian backing. Fidel Castro allows the USSR to deploy nuclear missiles on the island

1961

 

Cuban Missile Crisis Timeline

1962

   

1972

 

Cuba becomes a member of the Soviet based Council for Mutual Economic Assistance.

1976

 

Fidel Castro elected president.

1970's

 

Cuba sends troops to intervene in African disputes

1988

 

Cuba withdraws its troops from Angola following an agreement with South Africa.

1991

 

Collapse of the USSR

1996

 

US trade embargo

2006

 

July: President Fidel Castro undergoes surgery and temporarily hands over control of the government to his brother, Raul.

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