Cuban Missile Crisis

60 years ago today, JFK announced that the government had discovered Soviet missile silos in Cuba. This discovery led to the Cuban Missile Crisis, perhaps the closest the world has ever come to all-out nuclear war. For more on the crisis and the year it happened, visit the museum!

President Kennedy meets with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in the Oval Office (October 18, 1962) Black and white photo of four men in suits in a large white office while men in the background take photos.
President Kennedy meets with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in the Oval Office (October 18, 1962)

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