Cuban Missile Crisis

  • Blockade of Cuba by the U.S

    President Kennedy decided to place a blockade of Cuba by the U.S navy to prevent any other shipments of military supplies to the island.
  • Soviets installing nuclear missile in Cuba

    Kennedy announced in a televised speech to the America public that the Soviet's are installing nuclear missiles in Cuba. This cause the Soviet government off guard.
  • Soviet blast te U.S quarantine of Cuba

    Khrushchev's blasted the U.S quarantine of Cuba as a viaolation of the intenational law. Also Khrushchev's warned the United States that military aggression toward Cuba might lead to a nuclear war.
  • Naval quarantin went into effect

    As the issues increases in danger such as a possible nuclear war the U.S naval quarantine went into affect.
  • Soviet ships en route to Cuba turned back

    At least a dozen of the Soviet ship had return back to Soviet Union after going to Cuba, but preperation at the missile sites on the island accelerated.
  • Letters

    Khrushchev's wrote two letters to Kennedy that marked a new stage in the crisis. The first letter was received on this date. It was an emotion apeal telling Kennedy to avoid the nuclear war.
    On the next day Oct 27, the letter had more or a hardline position. Insisting the United States to remove the nuclear missile in Turkey and in return the Soviet will withdraw the missile in Cuba.
  • Major Rudolf Anderson

    Major Rudolf Anderson was a pilot that was shot down when flying over Cuba by the Soviets. This made it more likely to have a War.
  • Give assurance

    The president offered to "give assurance against the invasion of Cuba" and to "remove promptly" the quarantine measures that were in effect.
  • Meeting at 9 p.m

    Members of the ExComm pondered the dangers in facing their country after their meeting at 9 p.m.
  • Letter to Khrushchev

    Khrushchev received President Kennedy's letter and Ambassador Dobrynin's report of his meeting with Robert Kennedy. Also they received a cable from Castro, which expressed his belief that the United States would invade his island in a few days and told Khrushchevs to launch a nuclear missile at the U.S in a response of an expected attack
  • Rest of the world breathed easier

    Moscow, Washington, and the rest of the world breathed easier after Oct 28, Castro kept Cuba on a war footing. Castro ordered the mobiliaztion of 270,000 Cuban soldiers.
  • Withdraw

    Castro saw the arrangement that resolve the missile crisis as a treat to Cuba's security. Khrushchev had not only agreed to withdraw the missile, but also to remove the squadron of the Soviet Bombers from the island