Today in Latin American History
Fulgencio Batista Bombed a Revolt During the Cuban Revolution in 1957
Today in Latin American history, Fulgencio Batista bombed the revolt in Cienfuegos during the Cuban Revolution in 1957.
The Cuban Revolution was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel Castro’s 26th of July Movement and its allies against the government of Cuban President Fulgencio Batista.
The revolution began in July 1953, and finally ousted Batista in January 1959, replacing his government with Castro’s revolutionary state.
The revolution had major domestic and international repercussions; in particular, it reshaped Cuba’s relations with the United States, which continues to maintain an embargo against Cuba as of 2013.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, former President of Chile Manuel Montt Torres who was in office 1851-61 was born in 1809
- Today in LatAm history, the first President of Chile Manuel Blanco Encalada who was in office in 1826 died in 1876
- Today in LatAm history, Chilean Catholic archbishop Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa was born in 1933
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Antonio Valentin Angelillo who played for the National team was born in 1937
- Today in LatAm history, Chilean youths affiliated with the National Socialist Movement were assassinated in 1938
- Today in LatAm history, Puerto Rican baseball player Candy Maldonado who played for the San Francisco Giants was born in 1960
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian footballer Leonardo Araujo the current director of Paris Saint-Germain was born in 1969
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine footballer Franco Costanzo who played for the National team & River Plate was born in 1980