Battle of Havana

British and Spanish fleets fight in Havana Harbor.

University of Havana Founded

Located in the Vedado district of Havana, the University of Havana or "Universidad de La Habana" was founded on January 5, 1728 as the oldest in Cuba, and one of the first to be founded in the Americas.

English Withdraw from Cuba

English withdraw from Cuba after Spain acknowledges England's right to Jamaica.

English Capture Santiago de Cuba

English capture Santiago de Cuba to assist trade with Jamaica.

El Morro Castle Construction Begins

Construction of El Morro Castle, built by the Spanish, at an entrance to Havana harbor begins.

Havana Founded

City of Havana founded as San Cristobel de la Habana.

US President Visits Cuba

March 27 President Barack Obama makes a historic three-day visit to Cuba, the first US president to visit Cuba in 88 years. Castro Dies November 25 Cuban revolutionary and politician, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz. dies.