Cuban Missile Crisis By: Ashley Gajewski

Cuban Missile Crisis  By: Ashley Gajewski

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  • January 1: Fidel Castro assumes power after the Cuban Revolution
  • December 19: Cuba openly aligns itself with the Soviet Union and their policies
  • April 17: "The Bay of Pigs" A group of Cuban exiles, backed by the US, invades Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in a failed attempt to trigger an anti-Castro rebellion
  • October 22: Congressional leaders are shown the photographic evidence of the Soviet missile Cuban installations and the President addresses the nation regarding the Cuban crisis
  • October 27: An American U-2 is shot down over Cuba killing the pilot, Major Rudolf Anderson and a U-2 strays into Soviet airspace, near Alaska, and is nearly intercepted by Soviet fighters
  • October 28: Khrushchev announces over Radio Moscow that he has agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba. In return the US agrees to the withdrawal of US nuclear missiles from Turkey ending the Cuban Missile Crisis
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