Time Hop History (10/22)

Dakota Qualls, Staff Writer

October 22, 1962

52 years ago today President Kennedy gave a televised announcement informing the United States citizens of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. Over the next week the world’s tensions were high as the two superpowers teetered on the brink of nuclear war. An agreement was eventually made and the Cuban missile site was dismantled in exchange for the U.S.’s disassembly of their missile base in Turkey.