Day Year    Historical dates of Cuba in the month of February
1 1751 Foundation of Holguin (originally called San Isidoro de Holguin).
1873 Death of poetess Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda.
2 1514 Foundation of the village of Santa Maria del Puerto de Principe, currently named Camagüey.
1849 Birth of Jose Maceo y Grajales, in Majaguabo, Oriente.
3 1934 Revolutionary Gabriel Barcelo died of tuberculosis.
4 1891 Jose Marti participated in the American Monetary Commission.
1919 Birth of revolutionary Fernando Chenard Piña, killed in the assault on Moncada Garrison.
1959 US Government threatened to cut down Cuban sugar export quota, because of the revolutionary measures that were implemented those days.
1962 Second Havana Declaration.
6 1879 Jose Marti received permission to teach in High School Education in Havana.
1932 Birth of Commander Camilo Cienfuegos Gorriaran.
1962 Foundation of the National Department of Daycare Centers.
7 1901 Death in Madrid of Ana Betancourt, pioneer of Cuban movement for female emancipation.
1958 Detention and murder of revolutionary fighter Gerardo Abreu (Fontan).
1959 The Heroic Guerilla Fighter, Commander Ernesto Che Guevara, was declared Cuban citizen.
9 1873 Major General Ignacio Agramonte led the battle of San Miguel, Puerto Principe.
11 1959 Beginning of a literacy course for members of the Rebel Army in Ciudad Libertad (Freedom City).
12 1867 Failure of the Information Board.
13 1953 Ruben Batista died as a consequence of the wounds inflicted during the students’ demonstration of January 15.
1953 Assassination of communist leader Paquito Rosales, in Manzanillo.
15 1898 Battleship Maine was blown by the United States in Havana Bay to justify their eventual interference in the Spanish-Cuban War.
16 1903 President Estrada Palma signed the “agreement” to lease the territory of Caimanera to the United States.
19 1963 Death of legendary singer Benny More.
20 1962 The revolutionary government created the National Committee of the Cuban Academy of Sciences.
21 1723 Rebellion and killing of tobacco farmers in Jesus del Monte.
1901 Signing of the 1901 Constitution in Havana. It remained unchanged until 1928.
22 1877 Death of patriot Francisco Vicente Aguilera.
23 1896 Antonio Maceo arrived in Matanzas.
24 1832 Birth in Bayamo of poet Juan Clemente Zenea.
1895 Resumption of the independence war, with uprisings in Matanzas, Las Villas and Oriente.
25 1802 Birth in Havana of the famous bishop Espada.
1853 Death of philosopher Felix Varela.
1931 Birth of revolutionary Rafael Freyre Torres, killed in the attack on Moncada Garrison.
26 1869 The Patriotic Assembly declared in Camagüey the abolition of slavery.
1962 Beginning of the first anti-polio vaccination campaign.
27 1874 Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, Father of our Homeland and leader of the 1868 war, died fighting against Spanish troops.
(Translated by: Pedro A. Fanego)


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