May 20, 1902, is a day that free Cubans throught the world, and inside the island, no longer celebrate. On that fateful day, the Yankee imperialists installed on the Cuban "presidency" a U.S. boot-licker called Tomas Estrada Palma. He was a U.S. citizen and served his Yankee master very faithfully. He would not be the last puppet installed by the Ugly Americans. Machado, Grau, Prio and Batista would follow.
Y en eso llego Fidel! He would lead the most important struggle for national independence. Eisenhower would send Batista millions of tax-payers dollars to try to stop Cuba's last liberation war. It was a failure. Right under the noses of the imperialists, Cubans decided to build a socialist state.
The thoroughly corrupt and immoral John F. Kennedy decided he was going to send a "liberation" brigade to bring capitalism back to the island. The Cuban people slapped them on the face in about 66 hours at the Bay of Pigs.
The Yankees never learned their lesson. As recently as 2000 and 2008, two more POTUS would try to peddle their fake "change" garbage. The results were the same.
Liberation Day in Cuba is now celebrated the First of January every year.