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  • Rosario, Santa Fe province, Argentina
    Thursday Jun 14, 1928

    Birth

    Rosario, Santa Fe province, Argentina
    Thursday Jun 14, 1928

    Ernesto Guevara was born to Ernesto Guevara Lynch and Celia de la Serna y Llosa, on June 14, 1928, in Rosario, Argentina.




  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1948

    Studying

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1948

    In 1948, Guevara entered the University of Buenos Aires to study medicine.




  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Mar 01, 1953

    Finishing Studying

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Sunday Mar 01, 1953

    Completed his university education and passed his medical degree.




  • Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador
    Sunday Jun 07, 1953

    Guevara set out

    Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador
    Sunday Jun 07, 1953

    On July 7, 1953, Guevara set out, this time to Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador.




  • Guatemala
    Thursday Dec 10, 1953

    Update to Aunt

    Guatemala
    Thursday Dec 10, 1953

    On December 10, 1953, before leaving for Guatemala, Guevara sent an update to his Aunt Beatriz from San José, Costa Rica. In the letter Guevara speaks of traversing the dominion of the United Fruit Company, a journey which convinced him that the Company's capitalist system was a terrible one.




  • Guatemala
    1954

    Karl Marx Theories

    Guatemala
    1954

    Decided to settle in Guatemala but was unable to find work as a Doctor so he had to take a variety of jobs to earn money. He was becoming increasingly convinced that Capitalism was responsible for the extreme poverty of South and Central America and became interested in the theories of Karl Marx.




  • Guatemala
    Friday Jun 18, 1954

    Guatemala's Invasion

    Guatemala
    Friday Jun 18, 1954

    American forces invaded Guatemala and President Arbenz was forced to resign.


  • Mexico
    Sep, 1954

    Marriage

    Mexico
    Sep, 1954

    Married Hilda Gadea who was pregnant with their child.


  • Mexico
    Sep, 1954

    To Mexico

    Mexico
    Sep, 1954

    Left Guatemala and went to Mexico.


  • Cuba
    Sunday Nov 25, 1956

    Batista's attack

    Cuba
    Sunday Nov 25, 1956

    The first step in Castro's revolutionary plan was an assault on Cuba from Mexico via the Granma, an old, leaky cabin cruiser. They set out for Cuba on November 25, 1956. Attacked by Batista's military soon after landing, many of the 82 men were either killed in the attack or executed upon capture; only 22 found each other afterwards.


  • Cuba
    Sunday Nov 25, 1956

    Cuba's Revolution

    Cuba
    Sunday Nov 25, 1956

    The first step in Castro's revolutionary plan was an assault on Cuba from Mexico via the Granma, an old, leaky cabin cruiser. They set out for Cuba on November 25, 1956. Attacked by Batista's military soon after landing, many of the 82 men were either killed in the attack or executed upon capture; only 22 found each other afterwards.


  • Cuba
    Feb, 1958

    Radio Rebelde

    Cuba
    Feb, 1958

    Guevara was instrumental in creating the clandestine radio station Radio Rebelde (Rebel Radio) in February 1958, which broadcast news to the Cuban people with statements by the 26th of July movement, and provided radiotelephone communication between the growing number of rebel columns across the island.


  • Cuba
    Mar, 1958

    United States to stop selling arms to the Cuban government

    Cuba
    Mar, 1958

    By March 1958, the continued atrocities carried out by Batista's forces led the United States to stop selling arms to the Cuban government.


  • Cuba
    Thursday Jan 01, 1959
    03:00:00 AM

    Batista to Dominican Rep.

    Cuba
    Thursday Jan 01, 1959

    At 3 am on January 1, 1959, upon learning that his generals were negotiating a separate peace with Guevara, Fulgencio Batista boarded a plane in Havana and fled for the Dominican Republic, along with an amassed "fortune of more than $300,000,000 through graft and payoffs".


  • Havana, Cuba
    Friday Jan 02, 1959

    Control the Capital

    Havana, Cuba
    Friday Jan 02, 1959

    On January 2, Guevara entered Havana to take final control of the capital.


  • Cuba
    Thursday Jan 08, 1959

    Rally support in several large cities on his way to rolling victoriously

    Cuba
    Thursday Jan 08, 1959

    Fidel Castro took six more days to arrive, as he stopped to rally support in several large cities on his way to rolling victoriously into Havana on January 8, 1959.


  • Cuba
    Tuesday Jan 27, 1959

    Significant Speeches

    Cuba
    Tuesday Jan 27, 1959

    Along with ensuring "revolutionary justice", the other key early platform of Guevara was establishing agrarian land reform. Almost immediately after the success of the revolution, on January 27, 1959, Guevara made one of his most significant speeches where he talked about "the social ideas of the rebel army".


  • Tarara, Havana, Cuba
    Tuesday Jun 02, 1959

    Second Marriage

    Tarara, Havana, Cuba
    Tuesday Jun 02, 1959

    On June 2, 1959, he married Aleida March, a Cuban-born member of the 26th of July movement with whom he had been living since late 1958. Guevara returned to the seaside village of Tarara in June for his honeymoon with Aleida.


  • Cuba
    Friday Jun 12, 1959

    A three-month tour

    Cuba
    Friday Jun 12, 1959

    On June 12, 1959, Castro sent Guevara out on a three-month tour of 14 mostly Bandung Pact countries (Morocco, Sudan, Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Yugoslavia, Greece) and the cities of Singapore and Hong Kong.


  • Cuba
    Sep, 1959

    Guevara's return

    Cuba
    Sep, 1959

    Upon Guevara's return to Cuba in September 1959, it became evident that Castro now had more political power


  • East Germany
    Saturday Dec 17, 1960

    A trade agreement in East Berlin

    East Germany
    Saturday Dec 17, 1960

    At the end of 1960 he visited Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, North Korea, Hungary and East Germany and signed, for instance, a trade agreement in East Berlin on December 17, 1960.


  • Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    Bay of Pigs

    Cuba
    Monday Apr 17, 1961

    On April 17, 1961, 1,400 U.S.-trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba during the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Guevara did not play a key role in the fighting, as one day before the invasion a warship carrying Marines faked an invasion off the West Coast of Pinar del Río and drew forces commanded by Guevara to that region.


  • New York, U.S.
    Dec, 1964

    Cuban delegation to speak at the United Nations

    New York, U.S.
    Dec, 1964

    In December 1964, Che Guevara had emerged as a "revolutionary statesman of world stature" and thus traveled to New York City as head of the Cuban delegation to speak at the United Nations.


  • New York, U.S.
    Friday Dec 11, 1964

    Criticized the United Nations

    New York, U.S.
    Friday Dec 11, 1964

    On December 11, 1964, during Guevara's hour-long, impassioned address at the UN, he criticized the United Nations' inability to confront the "brutal policy of apartheid" in South Africa, asking "Can the United Nations do nothing to stop this?"


  • Congo
    1965

    To Congo

    Congo
    1965

    Guevara traveled to Congo using the alias Ramón Benítez.


  • Algiers, Algeria
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1965

    Last public appearance

    Algiers, Algeria
    Wednesday Feb 24, 1965

    In Algiers, Algeria, on February 24, 1965, Guevara made what turned out to be his last public appearance on the international stage when he delivered a speech at an economic seminar on Afro-Asian solidarity.


  • Congo
    Saturday Apr 24, 1965

    Cuban Expeditionaries

    Congo
    Saturday Apr 24, 1965

    Guevara, his second-in-command Víctor Dreke, and 12 other Cuban Expeditionaries arrived in Congo on April 24, 1965, and a contingent of approximately 100 Afro-Cubans joined them soon afterward.


  • Congo
    Saturday Nov 20, 1965

    Guevara left Congo

    Congo
    Saturday Nov 20, 1965

    Later that year, on November 20, 1965, suffering from dysentery and acute asthma, and disheartened after seven months of defeats, Guevara left Congo with the six Cuban survivors of his 12-man column.


  • Cuba
    Thursday Jul 21, 1966

    To Cuba

    Cuba
    Thursday Jul 21, 1966

    As Guevara prepared for Bolivia, he secretly traveled back to Cuba on July 21, 1966 to visit Castro.


  • La Paz, Bolivia
    Thursday Nov 03, 1966

    To La Paz

    La Paz, Bolivia
    Thursday Nov 03, 1966

    On November 3, 1966, Guevara secretly arrived in La Paz on a flight from Montevideo under the false name Adolfo Mena González, posing as a middle-aged Uruguayan businessman working for the Organization of American States.


  • Yuro ravine, Bolivia
    Saturday Oct 07, 1967

    Guevara's guerrilla encampment

    Yuro ravine, Bolivia
    Saturday Oct 07, 1967

    On October 7, 1967, an informant apprised the Bolivian Special Forces of the location of Guevara's guerrilla encampment in the Yuro ravine.


  • Yuro ravine, Bolivia
    Sunday Oct 08, 1967

    Wounded and taken prisoner

    Yuro ravine, Bolivia
    Sunday Oct 08, 1967

    On the morning of October 8, they encircled the area with two battalions numbering 1,800 soldiers and advanced into the ravine triggering a battle where Guevara was wounded and taken prisoner while leading a detachment with Simeón Cuba Sarabia.


  • La Higuera, Bolivia
    Monday Oct 09, 1967

    Execution order

    La Higuera, Bolivia
    Monday Oct 09, 1967

    October 9, Bolivian President René Barrientos ordered that Guevara be killed. The order was relayed to the unit holding Guevara by Félix Rodríguez reportedly despite the United States government's desire that Guevara be taken to Panama for further interrogation.


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