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Automobile from Paris to Havana

ose Muñoz drove the first automobile that came and traveled all over the streets of Cuba in December, 1898 he spent in Paris the years of the Hispanic-Cuban war. There he had witnessed the growth of this new means of transport and thought to make a good business with their sale in the island. Read More

History of the Cuban aviation

At the beginning, there were some first failed attempts. However, on January 2, 1912 this country would have its first aviator Agustín Parlá Orduña who after some months later could be called pilot when he was graduated in the Curtis School in Miami, Florida. Then, the following pilot was Domingo Rosillo del Toro, who was graduated in Paris, in October of that same year. Read More

First transatlantic flight Sevilla-Camaguey

Captain Mariano Barberan and Lieutenant Joaquin Collar were the pilots of the Cuatro Vientos spacecraft. They traveled 4533 miles over the Atlantic Ocean, throughout it widest part on board of that large Hispano-Swiss Breguet of 850 HP. Read More

The first Cuban pirate, favorite of the English Crown

The Cuban archipelago was a strategic location for the pirate action. However, not only Cuba was victim of the vandalism of those foreigners that used to plunder the wealth of this young Spanish colony. This land also had its own killers. Diego Grillo was the first pirate to be born in this island who was very well known worldwid Read More

Wilfredo Lam painted the jungle in wrapping paper

The greatest human genius paradoxically have always lived and died in the abject poverty. Cuba is not an exception regarding this. That is the case of one of the transcendental painters of the island although with an Oriental surname, Wilfredo Lam. Read More

A mythological being, the first Cuban woman with driving license

By the name of Maria Calvo Nodarse was issued the first driving license issued to a woman in Havana at the beginning of the last century. Read More

Esteban Salas: father of the sacred music in Cuba

Esteban Salas is considered the starting point for the practice of the sacred music in Cuba. The Cuban religious music before him was only reduced to literal reproductions of the canticles of books from other regions. The work of Salas originated a discipline unknown in Cuba those days. Read More

Josephine Baker: a great a friend of Cuba

With her spectacular dance of the bananas, she became the Queen of Paris nightlife. In 1950, when Josephine Baker, the celebrated African-American artist, first visited Cuba, she was denied lodging at the National Hotel because of the color of her skin. Read More

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