Bild: Founding Fathers of modern Cuba: Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. , :bsz International: 60 years ago: Start of the Cuban revolution Foto: Public Domain

On November 25, 1956, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and 80 other revolutionaries boarded a yacht in Mexico. They began a journey which led them to the conquest of Cuba in 1959 and the creation of a socialist republic which still survives.