1901 - Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar is a Cuban dictator and politician was born on the 16th of January in Banes, Holguín Province, Cuba.
1921 - Bought a ticket to Havana and joined the army.
1933 - Sergeant Batista was a leader of the "Sergeants' Revolt" which replaced the Provisional Government of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes who had previously ousted Gerardo Machado.
1940 - Formed a coalition with the Cuban Communist Party and was elected President of Cuba.
1944 - Forbidden by law to seek re-election by term limits and was succeeded by Grau. Batista retired to Florida before returning in 1952.
1852 - Batista staged an almost bloodless coup d'état on 10th of March removing Carlos Prío Socarrás (elected in 1948).
Moved to Portugal and then Marbella, Spain where he lived and wrote books the rest of his life.
1973 - Batista died on the 6th of August in in Guadalmina, Spain.
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