On this day in history, February 16, 1959, Fidel Castro was sworn in as the prime minister of Cuba after successfully commanding the 26th of July Movement and its allies in forcing dictator Fulgencio Batista into exile.
Fourteen years earlier, his high school yearbook editors predicted what would come when they had “no doubt he will have a brilliant future.”
“The caption describing Fidel Castro in his 1945 high school yearbook reads: ‘Distinguished student and a fine athlete. Very popular. Will study law and we have no doubt he will have a brilliant future.’”
“Fidel Castro chosen as the best athlete of Belen High School in 1945.”