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.)