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Ramon Puig - 1950s in Cuba, wearing the original, authentic guayabera which he became famous for around the world.The word “Guayabera” was originated from the word "yayabero", a singular nickname for those who lived in the town of Yayabo River in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. The "Traditional" design is characterized for having four pockets, with a triangle detail and a line button. It also has two rows of pleats in the front, three in the back, 27 buttons in total and a hem surrounding these buttons.
A HIstory of Cuban baseball-The Quality, Passion, Politics, and Language of Cuban Baseball-To say that Cubans are passionate about baseball is an understatement.The Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame (Salón de la Fama del Béisbol Cubano) is a hall of fame that honors eminent baseball players from the pre-revolution Cuban League. Established in 1939, by 1961 it had honored 68 players whose names are shown on a marble plaque at Havana's Estadio Latinoamericano.
"The First Lady of Afro-Cuban Jazz", Graciela Pérez-Grillo (sometimes referred to as Graciela Pérez-Gutiérrez) was born on August 23, 1915 in Havana, Cuba. She won a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and made her last public appearance at New York’s Lincoln Center on her 93rd birthday.
Carlos Finlay, a Cuban doctor and scientist, first proposed in 1881 that yellow fever might be transmitted by mosquitoes rather than direct human contact. Since the losses from yellow fever in the Spanish–American War in the 1890s were thirteenfold higher than the losses due to military operations, further experiments were conducted by a team under Walter Reed that successfully proved the ″Mosquito Hypothesis″. Yellow fever was thus the first virus shown to be transmitted by mosquitoes.
In Colon Cemetery in Havana, Cuba is the site of the celebrated "boneyard." A single grave in the cemetery cost 10 dollars in rent for five years. At the end of the five years, if the remains were not claimed, the bones were thrown into the boneyard (sometimes known as the "bone pile") by the cemetery authorities. In the 1890s, American soldiers often removed skulls and bones and drove through the streets of Havana displaying them.