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1868 Carlos M. De Cespedes started a revolution on his estate near the city of Bayamo.
1882 In city elections held this date the following were declared winners: William McClintock, mayor; Mason S. Moreno, clerk; Charles Curry, treasurer; Philip Grillon, marshal; William N. Watson, tax collector; and city commissioners M.J. Thimon, Frank Adams Jr., W.H. Williams, Jerminah Fogarty, L. Farregiosa, R.A. Monsalvatge, George H. Curry, Samuel Filor and Richard Curry.
1883 In the city election held this date the following were declared the winners: R.A. Monsalvatge, mayor; Mason S. Moreno, city clerk; Charles Curry, treasurer; William N. Watson, tax collector; James W. Roberts, marshall; and commissioners James J. Jones, John Richardson, L. Farregiosa, Charles R. Adams and M.J. Thimon.
1911 The Cuban Community celebrated the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution with a parade and a ball at the Cuban Club and dedication of Mercedes Hospital for the poor. The hospital was in the former home of Edwardo Gato, who donated it in memory of his wife Mercedes.
1924 A grand pageant and parade was held for the dedication of the new San Carlos building on Duval. The parade contained many beautify floats including a replica of the Battleship Maine.
1932 Dr. Domingo Mendez Capote, former vice president of Cuba, was the principal speaker at the celebration of "El Grito de Yara" held at the city cemetery.
1936 After unveiling a plague memorializing Jose Marti at the San Carlos, officials and members of Cuban Navy led by the Cuban Marine Band marched to the Battleship Maine plot in the cemetery where a brief Ceremony was held.