13 days of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962

  • Day one

    American U-2 spy plane found nuclear missile sites being built by Soviet union in Cuba.
  • Day two

    A readout team at the National Photographic Intelligence Center reviews photos and identifies objects similar to MRBM components.
  • Day three

    President Kennedy is advised about what is gone on and calls for a meeting to discuss military tactics.
  • Day four

    After another U-2 flight on the night of the 17th, the military discoveres intermediate range SS-5 nuclear missiles.
  • Day five

    Gromyko advises Kennedy that Soviet aid to Cuba has been only for the "defensive capabilities of Cuba."