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oct 16, 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis

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The Cuban Missile Crisis was a direct and dangerous confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union when the two came closest to nuclear conflict. The event came to a close when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev agreed to remove Russian missiles from Cuba in exchange for a promise from the United States to respect Cuba's territorial sovereignty.

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COLD WAR

Date:

oct 16, 1962
Now
~ 56 years ago

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