"On October 27th, 1942, Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Cuba. Located in the Greater Antilles of the Carribean "
Spanish Conquest and Colonization
"In the 1510s Diego Velazquez begins the Spanish conquest and colonization of Cuba; He established a handful of towns including Baracoa, and Santiago.'
1550 - 1600
"The native population of Cuba's mortality rate reached an astounding 100% due to slavery and torture; African slaves are brought into Cuba to replace the native workers.'
British Troop take Havana
1762 - 1763
"British troops conquer Havana, but they returned it to Spain the following year."
"Slavery is abolished in Cuba."
American Occupation begins
"After the sinking of the battleship "Maine" in Havana harbor, the US declares war on Spain and along with Cuban Independence fighters, defeats Spanish forces in Cuba; The American Occupation begins
"American occupation ends; Cuba is declared independent."
1952 - 1958
"Fidel Castro takes power from Fulgencio Batista and declares himself dictator."
Cuban Missile Crisis
October 16 1962 - October 28 1962
The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13 day conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States. This incident almost resulted in nuclear conflict. President Kennedy avoided this nuclear attack by blockading the Cuban coast.
"Fidel Castro retires as dictator of Cuba; He gives his power to his brother Raul.