Sunday, October 28, 2012

On October 28


On this day in ...
... 1962 (50 years ago today), Premier Nikita Krushchev announced that the Soviet Union would withdraw its missiles from Cuba. Thus ended the 13-day Cuban Missile Crisis. Over the years, we've recounted aspects of this crisis in posts available here, and during this anniversary year, many reporters have recalled the event. Particularly worth a listen is the BBC broadcast in which  Jo interviews eyewitnesses to that historical moment, including Krushchev's son and a U.S. military officer present at key meetings. Download the 10-minute podcast here.

(Prior October 28 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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