Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This Day In History, October 26...

1962 - The Soviet Union made an offer to end the Cuban Missile Crisis by taking their missile bases out of Cuba if the U.S. agreed to not invade Cuba and would remove Jupiter missiles in Turkey.

In the picture above is me taking an oath to enlist into the Navy only a few days earlier. President Kennedy announced to the world on Oct 22 about the Cuban Missile Crisis and he was ordering the Navy to blockade Cuban from receiving Russian missles. It was a call to action. It was time for me to join the Navy and serve my country.

My show of strenght must have worked, the USSR backed down.

1970 - "Doonesbury," the comic strip by Gary Trudeau, premiered in 28 newspapers across the U.S.

You need fearless political-minded cartoonists like Gary Trudeau to keep elected people doing the right thing.

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