3. 10/10/1868

“The first large-scale war for Cuban independence began on October 10, 1868 with a historic speech known as the Grito de Yara (Cry of Yara) by landowner and slave-owner Carlos Manuel de Céspedes. From his farm, La Demajagua, Céspedes freed his slaves and declared war on the Spanish crown.”

Jerry A. Sierra, “The Ten-Year War (1868-78).” HistoryofCuba.com

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