CUBA ALIGNS WITH SOVIET UNION
Cuba openly aligns itself with the Soviet Union and their policies.
US TERMINATES DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
The U.S. terminates diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
USSR & US HOLD SUMMIT TALKS
Nikita Khrushchev and John F Kennedy held summit talks in Vienna, Austria with regards to the Cuban Missile Crisis
EVIDENCE OF MISSILES IN CUBA
US Senator Kenneth Keating informs the US Senate that there is evidence of Soviet missile installations in Cuba
SEPTEMBER 11, 1962
SOVIET UNION WARNS THE USA
Soviet Foreign Minister, Andrei Gromyko, Makes a statement in which he warns that an attack by the USA on Cuba soil could mean war with the Soviet Union
OCTOBER 14 - 17, 1962.
KENNEDY ADVISED TO CONDUCT IMMIDIATE AIR STRIKES ON CUBA
The US Joint Chiefs of Staff strongly advised US President John F Kennedy to conduct an air strike based upon the evidence seen ( these discussions are referred to as the EX-COMM's briefings)
OCTOBER 22, 1962.
CONGRESS SHOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE
US Congressional leaders are shown the photographic evidence collected by the U-2 spy plane, the Soviet missile installations in Cuba and the President addresses the nation in a televised broadcast regarding the Cuban crisis
OCTOBER 23, 1962.
KENNEDY RECEIVES A LETTER FOR KHRUSHCHEV
Kennedy receives a letter from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in which Khrushchev states that there is a, "serious threat to the peace and security of peoples." Robert Kennedy speaks with Ambassador Dobrynin
OCTOBER 24, 1962.
FLEET OF SOVIET SHIPS HEAD TO CUBA
A fleet of Soviet ships, en-route to Cuba, reverse their course except for one. This forces the US Military to raise its Defence Condition. We are now at DEFCON 2
OCTOBER 25, 1962.
KENNEDY SEND LETTER TO KHRUSHCHEV
US President John F Kennedy sends a letter to Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. In this letter Kennedy placed the responsibility for the crisis on the Soviet Union
OCTOBER 26, 1962.
MISSILE REMOVAL IS PROPOSED
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev sent a letter to US President Kennedy proposing to remove his missiles if Kennedy publicly announces never to invade Cuba.
OCTOBER 27, 1962.
SPY PLANE SHOT DOWN OVER CUBA
An American U-2 Spy Plane is shot down over Cuba. The pilot, Major Rudolf Anderson was killed.
US SPY PLANE INTERCEPTED.
A U-2 Spy Plane strayed into Soviet airspace, near Alaska, the U-2 is nearly intercepted by Soviet fighters.
KENNEDY PLEDGES NOT TO INVADE CUBA
US President John F Kennedy sends Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev a letter in which he states that he will make a statement that the U.S. will not invade Cuba if Khrushchev removes the missiles from Cuba