Cuban Missle Crisis Begins- 50 Years Ago Today

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On this day 50 years ago, October 12th,1962 the Cuban missile Crisis began as American spy plane took photos that offered incontrovertible evidence that Soviet-made missiles had been stationed just 90 miles off of the American coast of Florida. This crisis would bring the world to the brink of nuclear war. Who would blink President Kennedy or Soviet Premier Khrushchev? In the end the Soviet Union removed the missiles from Cuba but for 13 days things were very up in the air. The way he handled the Cuban missile Crisis was POTUS John Kennedy’s finest hour. The results of the crisis included the withdrawal of the Soviet Union’s nuclear missiles from Cuba and the withdrawal of the United States of the United States nuclear missiles from Turkey and Italy.

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2 responses to “Cuban Missle Crisis Begins- 50 Years Ago Today

  1. Such a crazy, paranoid time. All over Havana there are street markets littered with Soviet propaganda of the day. I purchased pins of Lenin that are so cool. My husband found a Soviet military training manual. As I’ve said before, I love Cuba – a magical place caught up in madness it didn’t deserve.

    • Sounds like an amazing place… on my too do list.. someday i hope.. I was alive at the time of the crisis but have no memory of it. Maybe that is a good thing.

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