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Cuban adventurer Narciso López departs the United States on an expedition to liberate Cuba

08/24/1851
With the backing of American financiers and with many American southerners in his ranks, Cuban adventurer Narciso López departs the United States on an expedition to liberate Cuba from Spain. The attempt will end in disaster within a week. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
Neville Williams, ed., Chronology of World History, vol. 3 (Santa Barbara, California:  ABC-CLIO, 1999), 260.

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