Havana, Cuba

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City or Town
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A U.S. warship intercepts and boards a British mail ship off Cuba to arrest Confederate diplomats US/the World
Ammunition dump explodes in Cuba, killing dozens and destroying a large area of Havana Crime/Disasters
Captured blockade runner arrives at Philadelphia Naval Yard - her cargo includes 400,000 Cuban cigars Battles/Soldiers
Confederate diplomats James Mason and John Slidell sail from Havana for Europe aboard a British ship US/the World
Confederate diplomats James Mason and John Slidell slip through the Charleston blockade bound for Europe US/the World
Elisha Kent Kane, famous Arctic explorer and naval medical officer, dies in Havana Personal
Fugitive Confederate States founder and General Robert Toombs sails for Cuba from New Orleans Personal
In Cuba, a powerful Confederate warship reaches Havana from Lisbon in Portugal and learns that the war has ended Battles/Soldiers
In Vera Cruz Harbor, the U.S. Navy fights and captures two Mexican Junta ships Foreign
- Miramón forces besieging Vera Cruz subject the port to a sustained bombardment Foreign
Off the Tortugas, the U.S.S. Keystone State captures a Confederate blockade runner bound for Florida Battles/Soldiers
Passenger steamer bound for Havana disabled off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Crime/Disasters
Royal Navy capture American-built slave ship "Sunny South" off Mozambique Slavery/Abolition
Spanish authorities execute Narciso López in Havana Military/Violent
The American end of the new United States to Cuba undersea telegraph is landed near Key West, Florida. Science/Technology
The International Ocean Telegraph Company is formed to extend telegraph lines into Central American and the Caribbean. Business/Industry
The mayor of Key West and the Cuban captain-general exchange messages on the new United States to Cuba undersea telegraph. Science/Technology
The submarine cable between Punta Rassa and Key West completes the Washington to Havana telegraph line. Business/Industry
William Rufus King sworn in as Vice President in Havana, Cuba Legal/Political
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