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  • Jul 1, 1898
    Colonel Teddy Roosevelt leads the Rough Riders as they capture San Juan Hill near Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War. The battle is referenced in The Henningsens' 2013 country hit "American Beautiful"
    Nov 4, 1920
    Songwriter Carlos Rigual is born in Cuba. He and his brother, Mario Rigual, co-write what becomes a Johnny Rodriguez hit after it's rewritten in English, "Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta El Sol)"
    Nov 19, 1922
    Songwriter Mario Rigual is born in Antilla, Cuba. He and his brother, Carlos Rigual, will co-write the Johnny Rodriguez country hit, "Love Me With All Your Heart (Cuando Calienta El Sol)"
    Dec 7, 1956
    Drummer Carlos Vega is born in Cuba. In addition to working on pop albums by the likes of George Benson, James Taylor and Olivia Newton-John, he also appears on country hits by Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and Reba McEntire
    Jan 11, 1960
    Roy Acuff performs at the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba during a USO tour
    Dec 29, 1971
    Charley Pride performs "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'" in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of Bob Hope's USO Christmas tour for American troops. The performance is featured the following month in Hope's NBC special
    Mar 2, 1979
    The U.S. and Cuba co-sponsor a concert for the first time in 20 years. The Havana Jam lineup includes Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, Billy Joel and Stephen Stills
    Dec 8, 2000
    A statue of the late John Lennon is unveiled in Havana's El Vedado Park by Fidel Castro, exactly 20 years after the ex-Beatle died
    Nov 1, 2008
    John Michael Montgomery and Edwin McCain perform for U.S. soldiers at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba
    Mar 27, 2009
    Jack Ingram kicks off his first USO tour in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba

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