This Day in History

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 24th in the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis — Day 9 of the "Thirteen Days"! The US goes to DEFCON 2 and Khrushchev sends a telegram!

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day 9/5

"Every time that I fill a high office, I make one hundred men discontented and one man ungrateful."

Louis XIV, King of France born September 5, 1638