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.

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