Cuba ephemeris

MADRID, Spain.- The most important events that have taken place in Cuba on May 10 have been related, fundamentally, to the Ten Years’ War, the press and religion.

1869: War of the Ten Years: The headquarters of the government of the Republic in Arms in Guáimaro, Camagüey is set on fire.

1872: War of the Ten Years: Major General Ignacio Agramonte is named chief of Las Villas, without leaving his obligations in Camagüey.

Ignatius Agramonte. (Photo: Radio Encyclopedia)

1892: The Catholic weekly is founded The Christian Family, under the direction of Álvaro de la Iglesia. Among its editors were Julián del Casal and Federico Villoch.

1908: The magazine is founded Bohemia, the oldest Latin American magazine. In 1943, with the “In Cuba” section, created by Enrique de la Osa, Carlos Lechuga and others, a stage was opened for highly critical and controversial investigative journalism. born as Illustrated Weekly Magazineduring the first half of the 20th century, was considered a reference for informative journalism in Latin America.

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Bohemia magazine cover

1912: The illustrated magazine is founded in Havana The Cuban Schoolwhich provided teachers with general information on Pedagogy.

1916: Pope Benedict XV declares the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre patron saint of Cuba. It is done in response to a request from the veterans of the Cuban Wars of Independence, who on September 24, 1915 had written to Pope Benedict XV asking him to crown the Virgin as Patron Saint of Cuba.

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Virgin of Charity of Copper. (Photo: Cubadebate)

1917: The sculptor and goldsmith Eugenio Rodríguez Rodríguez was born in Havana. Although his artistic life does not cover three decades of creation, he is an essential name in the history of Cuban sculpture.

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