October 26, 1962 in History

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Events in History


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JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

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Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey: offer is rejected

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island