Who:Cuban outcasts invading Cuba .
What:a Failed Invasion of Cuba.
Where:The Bay of Pigs, Cuba. When: 17-19 April 1961.
Why: To overthrow Fidel Castro's government.
Gist: The failed Bay of Pigs invasion was carried out to overthrow Fidel Castro's government, landing in the Bay of Pigs, Cuba during April 17-19 1961.
Facts: U.S. CIA agents trained the outcasts in Guatemala, they were supported by B-26's, and the invasion force of 1,500 faced a Cuban force of 234,000, mostly peasant militia. This was part of the Cold War because it was a fight against communisim.