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This Month in History
Debut of the tenor Florencio Constantino at the Luisa Martínez Casado Theater.
That night he interpreted the opera La Bohème, by maestro Puccini.
12-4-1860: The Avellaneda Theater is inaugurated in Paseo de Vives (Prado), corner Argüelles.
4-17-1986: Tomás Acea Cemetery in Cienfuegos declared a National Monument.
It is located outside the urban area. This monumental eclectic construction with an impressive façade was built by the interest of Nicolás Acea's family, one of the wealthiest in the city. In it, the funeral enclosures are harmoniously integrated into the landscape with interior avenues, flanked by fruit and ornamental trees. This necropolis is the one with the longest history on the island. It treasures funerary monuments of great cultural value. Its entrance gate is an interesting replica of the Parthenon, built in 1926. The Monument to the Fallen revolutionaires of September 5th and the Pantheon of the Internationalists fighters stand out in this cemetery.
16-4-1926: Cienfuegos-born theater actor Arquímedes Pous dies in Puerto Rico.
21-4-1940An exhibition of drawings and caricatures by Alfonso Salcines Díaz from Cienfuegos was inaugurated at El Ateneo.
21--4- 1940 An exhibition of drawings and caricatures by Alfonso Salcines Díaz from Cienfuegos was inaugurated at El Ateneo
This caricaturist and painter, born in Cienfuegos, became known in the magazine El Figaro in 1909 and later in the magazines Bohemia and Cuba y America. In 1913 his comic strip Los viajes de Maximin y Siropito, published in the newspaper El Heraldo de Cuba, became popular. He came to use the pseudonym Alex (1906).
4-15-1881: Clotilde del Carmen Rodríguez y López (La hija del Damují) dies.
She was born in Cienfuegos on June 3, 1829. She was the first teacher who taught primary education to the children of Cienfuegos. She is the first poet born in the Fernandina de Jagua colony. She never wanted to publish her verses, but a disciple printed against her will a volume of her poetic productions titled Efusiones del Alma (1964). She wrote innumerable poems, a drama and several comedies. Creator of the Cienfuegos flag that she embroidered for General Germán Barrios to carry as a banner to the patriots who marched to the field of the revolution. The Daughter of Damují, as she was called, died in her hometown, on a date like this.