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20 Nov, The Cuban Missile Crisis

This Day in History: The Cuban Missile Crisis On this day in 1962, a blockade of Cuba officially comes to an end. Russia and the United States had been teetering on the brink of nuclear war for nearly two weeks during October, but now the Cuban Missile Crisis was officially over.   “[T]he world came closest to blowing itself up during thirteen days in October 1962,” historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. has descr


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