The Missile Crisis in Cuba was a thirteen days clash between the Soviet Union and America regarding the disposition of ballistic missiles by the U.S. in Turkey and Italy and consequently in Cuba. Below is an annotated timeline of the Crisis that took place in October 1962.
|October 14-17th1962||The United State sends its spy planes to remote areas of Cuba to take photographs of mobile missile launchers.|
|October 20th, 1962||The then U.S. president, Kennedy asks the U.S. Navy to block off the coast and prevent any ships from reaching port, thus, preventing any more missiles from getting to Cuba. However, the navy does not remove the ones already in Cuba.|
|October 22nd,1962||Kennedy announces on television about the Cuban Crisis and the United States forces are asked to move to the Global Defense Condition (DEFCON) 3.|
|October 23rd, 1962||Kennedy receives a letter from Khrushchev in which he states that the situation in Cuba is a threat to the harmony and security of the people.|
|October 24th, 1962||Soviet ships heading to Cuba change their course except for one. The U.S military relocates to DEFCON 2.|
|October 25th, 1962||John Kennedy writes to Khrushchev accusing the Soviet Union of responsibility for the Cuban Crisis.|
|October 26th, 1962||John Kennedy receives a letter from Khrushchev, promising to remove his missiles from Cuba on condition that Kennedy publicly promises to never attack Cuba.|
|October 27th, 1962||Major Anderson Rudolf, a pilot is shot and killed in Cuba A United States aircraft is intercepted near Alaska by the Soviet Union militia. John Kennedy writes Khrushchev a letter promising not to attack Cuba on condition that Khrushchev withdraws the missiles.|
|October 28th, 1962||Khrushchev makes an announcement agreeing to withdraw missiles from Cuba while the U.S. agrees to withdraw its missiles from Turkey, ending the Cuban missile crisis.|
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