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Cuban Missiles Crisis
Transcript of Cuban Missiles Crisis
http://www.ctbto.org/uploads/pics/thetreaty1963_01.jpg January 1, 1959 End of the Cuban Revolution
Fidel Castro becomes Prime Minister October 28, 1959 US and Turkey agree to deploy Jupiter missiles in Turkey. May 7, 1960 Cuba and the USSR establish diplomatic relations. October 19, 1960 US ends all Cuban export and import.
Beginning of the embargo. December 16, 1960 La Havana receives economical aid and establishes trading relations with the USSR. Cuba/Moscow alignment. January 20, 1960 John Fitzgerald Kennedy becomes president of the US. February 20, 1960 J.G. Diefenbaker visits JFK in Washington. April 14-17, 1961 The Bay of Pigs invasion. May 1961 "Rostow Memo" incident.
US/Canadian relations are affected. May 17, 1961 JFK's speech in the Commons urge Canada to join the OAS. June 1, 1961 First US Jupiter missiles are placed in Turkey. November 3, 1961 JFK authorizes CIA's Operation Mongoose. June 4, 1961 Vienna Summit meeting. August 3, 1961 Diefenbaker withdraws his support to JFK’s missile installation in Canada January 21-31, 1962 OAS, led by the US, expels Cuba. February 3, 1962 US declares the still-standing embargo on Cuba. May 29, 1962 Soviet delegates travel to La Havana to discuss the missile placement. June 1962 JFK clandestinely interferes with Canadian federal elections. October 14-16, 1962 JFK's ExCom learn about the Soviet missiles in Cuba. October 16, 1962 JFK puts a naval blockade on Cuba. October 22, 1962 JFK publicly announces the Cuban missile threat. October 24, 1962 October 25, 1962 US shows Soviet missiles evidence in a UN emergency meeting October 26, 1962 Khrushchev sends a private letter to JFK containing his conditions for retreat. October 27, 1962 Khrushchev publicly addresses his conditions for retreat. Soviet ships either stop or reverse course. October 28, 1962 Khrushchev announces the removal of Soviet missiles in Cuba. November 5-9, 1962 Soviet missiles start leaving Cuba.
End of Crisis and nuclear threat. November 20, 1962 Last Soviet missile leaves Cuba.
US blockade on Cuba ends. April 24, 1963 Last Jupiter missile is removed from Turkey. June 20, 1963 ‘Hotline’ between Washington and Moscow is set up. August 5, 1963 Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty between Moscow and Washington. Background you need to know about... A prelude for Crisis... Canada is dragged into the Crisis... The beginning of 13 days of Crisis... The end of 13 days of Crisis... (Aftermath)