Lands on the island of Cuba on October 27
Take Havana, returning it to Spain the following year.
a Venezuelan-born general, mounts an unsuccessful expedition to free Cuba from Spanish rule.
Cuban rebels are defeated.
Slaver is abolished in Cuba.
War of Independence starts;Marti is killed in battle
Presidency of Tomas Estrada Palma
American occupation ends;Cuba is declared independent.
Second U.S. intervention