1728: The University of Havana is founded.
1527: First African slaves arrive in Cuba.
1532: First Slave rebellion is crushed.
1537: French fleet briefly occupy Havana.
1553: Governor of Cuba relocates to Havana from Santiago de Cuba.
Title: “CUBANA LINDA” New Historical Novel Author: Ava Soteras-Gutierrez A 1791 revolt in Sainte Domingue, (later given the Taino name of Haiti), motivated 33,000 of its white, largely formerly French citizens to seek refuge in Cuba within the next decade. Their presence was particularly felt in the in easternmost area …
1523: Emperor Charles V authorizes 4,000 gold pesos for the construction of cotton mills.
1514: Havana is founded as San Cristobal de la Habana.
1512: Indigenous Cuban resistance leader Hatuey is burned at the stake.
1508: Sebastian de Ocampo circumnavigates Cuba, confirming that it is an island.