Day 8 of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. The US and Russian governmental delegations argued over the crisis at the United Nations. The blockade of Cuba had started, with US ships and planes encircling the island. President Fidel Castro of Cuba responded on television to Kennedy’s broadcast from the previous day. Many voices called for sanity, including an organization called the “Women Strike for Peace” (the spiritual precursors of Code Pink), who carried placards outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
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