Regimes of Trujillo and Castro

Timeline created by GBrockman99
In History
  • Rafael Trujillo Born

    Rafael Trujillo Born
    Rafael Trujill born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • Trujillo Joins Constabulary Guard

    Trujillo joins his country's first municipal police force, the Constabulary Guard.
  • Fidel Castro Born

    Fidel Castro Born
    Fidel Castro born in Biran, Cuba.
  • Trujillo Becomes President

    Trujillo Becomes President
    Trujillo uses assassinations and torture to win Presidential election.
  • Thousands of Hatians Massacred

    Thousands of Hatians Massacred
    Trujillo orchestrates a massacre of thousands of Hatian migrants in the Dominican Republic.
  • Cuban Revolution Begins

    Cuban Revolution Begins
    Cuban Revolution begins when Castro and approx. 150 supporters attack the Moncada military barracks in an attempt to overthow Batista. Castro is captured and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
  • Castro Meets Che Guevara

    Castro Meets Che Guevara
    Fidel Castro is released from prison and heads to Mexico where he meets Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
  • Castro Invades Cuba

    Castro Invades Cuba
    Castro invades Cuba with 81 insurgents near Manzanillo. Many of the insurgents are captured, but Castro, his brother Raul, and Guevara escape to the mountains. From there they launch a two year guerilla campaign against the Cuban government.
  • Batista Flees Cuba

    Batista Flees Cuba
    Batista leaves Cuba for The Dominican Republic, officially ending his government in Cuba. A new government is created with Fidel Casto as Commander-in-Cheif of the military forces
  • Cardona Resigns as Prime Minister

    Cardona Resigns as Prime Minister
    Jose Mira Cardona resigns as Prime Minister. He is replaced by FIdel Castro.
  • 14th of June Movement

    14th of June Movement
    Cuban backed invasion on the Dominican Republic occurs in an attempt to oust Trujillo as dictator of the country
  • Castro SIgns Trade Agreement with Soviets

    Castro SIgns Trade Agreement with Soviets
    Fidel Castro signs a trade aggrement with the USSR leading to strained relations with the US
  • Assassination Attempt on Romulo Betancourt

    Assassination Attempt on Romulo Betancourt
    Trujillo orders an assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Romulo Betancourt. The bomb planted on his car wounded, but failed to kill the target.
  • Mirabal Sisters Assassinated

    Mirabal Sisters Assassinated
    Three of the four Mirabal sisters, Minerva, Partia, and Marie Teresa, are assassinated by Trujillo's government. They were among the leaders of the 14th of June Movement
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Cuban exiles invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs one day after Cuba is officially declare a socialist state. The invasion fails and most insurgents are captured.
  • Trujillo Assassinated

    Trujillo Assassinated
    Trujillo is ambushed in his car on a road outsido of Cuidad Trujillo. He is shot and killed
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Soviet Premier Khrushchev sends nuclear missiles to Cuba in an attempt to deter a future US invation. This leads to a 13 day standoff nearly resulting in nuclear war. In the end, the missiles are removed from Cuba and the US announces publicly it will not invade Cuba
  • Castro Permanently Steps Down as President

    Castro Permanently Steps Down as President
    Fidel Castro permenently steps down as Cuban president due to declining health. He hands his power to his brother Raul