JFK+50: Volume 5, No. 1757
CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS ENDS ON DAY 13
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Fifty-three years ago today, Sunday, October 28, 1962, Radio Moscow transmitted a message from Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev announcing his decision to diffuse the Cuban Missile Crisis on the 13th day by dismantling the nuclear missiles and returning them to the USSR.
The following statement was read by a Russian announcer beginning at 9 a.m. Washington time...
Premier Khrushchev said, later in the message, that he was assured by President John F. Kennedy's letter of Oct. 27, that the United States would not invade Cuba.
The message concluded with Mr. Khrushchev saying...
"We are confident that reason will triumph, that war will not be unleashed and peace and the security of the peoples will be insured."
President Kennedy called Khrushchev's decision to remove the missiles from Cuba "statesmanlike." JFK had learned of Khrushchev's decision as he was dressing for church. He said to Dave Powers...
"Cuban Missile Crisis Paperweight," John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, www.jfklibrary.org/
Crop of Cuban Missile Crisis Calendar