Day 7, 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

Day 7 of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.  In a dramatic televised address to the nation, President John F. Kennedy spoke to the American people about the crisis.  Kennedy and his advisors had decided to blockade Cuba until the Russians removed the nuclear missiles that they had positioned in Cuba.   People feared for the worst, and churches and schools began to stockpile canned food and children practiced air raid drills.  The world seemed to be on the verge of fiery nuclear destruction.  The US negotiators waited for the response from the Russian premier, Nikita Khrushchev. (Please see October 16 for Day 1 of the Crisis).

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