The goal of this website is to make it a bit easier to understand a bit of Cuban history and to add sunlight to the U.S. embargo of Cuba and related events and actions. (Last updated 2017. This site has been archived.)
This searchable database, in timeline format, begins on April 15, 1865 when Andrew Johnson became the 17th U.S. president (we have added when the Presidents have taken office for historical perspective). It then includes the first large scale war for Cuban independence (October 10, 1868), the Castro regime’s January, 1959 takeover of Cuba, the 1960 U.S. embargo, the April 15, 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, the October, 1962 Cuban missile crisis, and other events.
The database includes over 600 sourced quotes from government officials, journalists, authors, and others, and contains links to related documents and videos.
– To see those pro (or for strengthening) the embargo or con (or for weakening) the embargo, use search terms pro embargo or con embargo:
– To search for a specific date for example, format as M/D/YYYY (for example, 1/12/2017)