Time Capsule: October 1962 – The Cuban Missile Crisis Grips the Nation

Between violence related to school integration and a Soviet presence in Cuba, October 1962 was an anxious time for many Americans.

Aerial reconnaissance photograph showing a Soviet surface-to-air missile site at La Coloma, Cuba, 1962 (United States. Department of Defense. Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materials. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)

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  1. I previously wasn’t aware of Robert’s critical role in stopping the crises before it was too late, even though it was at the 11th hour. Treat Khrushchev’s first letter (wanting peace) as the only message received, completely disregarding the 2nd, and it worked.

    It’s a chilling thought that the people running our country today aren’t even capable of running a pre-school, still belonging in one themselves.


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