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500 Years of Cuban History

Our mission is to provide a clear and detailed journey through the themes, concepts, people, events and ideas that make up Cuban history.

Introduction | Timetables | early history | Struggle for separation from Spain | José Martí | Antonio Maceo | Sugar | Race | Presidents | 1950s | 1960s | Bay of Pigs | Missile Crisis | Sports Timeline | Cuban History Gallery

Antonio Maceo Gomez fights on horseback Juan Gualberto Gomez Students executed, 1871 Crossing the Trocha
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The map above shows the path taken by Maceo, Gomez and Los Mambises in one of the greatest chapters from Cuban history. Outnumbered, outmanned, but never outclassed, the Liberation Army began The Western Invasion on October 22, 1895, entering Havana on January 1, 1896, amidst Spanish newspaper headlines that the rebels had “turned back.”

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