History Stories
CATEGORY: Cuban Missile Crisis
Every Event Has an Echo from the Past
December 15, 2017

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Chinese Exclusion Act, a look at which historical events set the context for 2017's big moments. Read More

How the Death of a U.S. Air Force Pilot Prevented a Nuclear War
October 26, 2012

On October 27, 1962, U-2 pilot Rudolf Anderson Jr. was shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His death may have saved the lives of millions. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Cuban Missile Crisis
October 16, 2012

Explore 10 surprising facts about the moment when the Cold War turned red-hot. Read More