The History Place - John F. Kennedy Photo History

The President: October Missile Crisis - October 23rd 1962, President Kennedy signs a proclamation prohibiting shipments of missiles and other weapons to Cuba, and authorizing the U.S. military to intercept and search any ships heading toward Cuba. The whole world then waits to see what will happen. Days later, the Russians back down and agree to remove the missiles from Cuba if the U.S. will lift its naval blockade and guarantee no U.S. invasion of Cuba.

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