Castro given wild ovation by Havana

On Jan. 9. 1959, The Times re­por­ted that Fi­del Castro, 32-year-old rebel lead­er who ous­ted dic­tat­or Ful­gen­cio Batista in a gruel­ing two-year re­volt, entered Havana in a tri­umph to the sa­lute of boom­ing guns, peal­ing church bells and the cheers of hun­dreds of thou­sands.

Published: Jan. 9, 1959
Sources: Los Angeles Times
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