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JFK ANNOUNCES END OF BLOCKADE OF CUBA

November 20, 1962


JFK ANNOUNCES END OF BLOCKADE OF CUBA


Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy announced today the end of the United States naval blockade of the island of Cuba.


The blockade, officially called a quarantine, has been in place since October 24.  


The President’s announcement, which brings an end the Cuban Missile Crisis, comes after Premier Khrushchev’s removal of all Soviet missiles as promised.


JFK said:


“The evidence indicates that all known offensive missile sites in Cuba have been dismantled & their missiles have been loaded on Soviet ships.”



             US Navy Plane Flies Over 
                      Soviet Ship with
             Crated Missiles on Board
                         October 1962


November 20, 1947


PRINCESS ELIZABETH MARRIES PHILIP


London (JFK+50) Princess Elizabeth, heir to the British throne, was married today to Philip Mountbatten, former prince of Greece & Denmark.


The wedding took place at Westminster Abbey where the Archbishop of Canterbury, Geoffrey Fisher, & the Archbishop of York, Cyril Garbett, officiated.


The wedding ceremony was broadcast to 200 million people around the world by the BBC.


Princess Elizabeth is 21 years old while Philip is 26.


Mr. Mountbatten served as a naval officer in World War II.



    Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
           & the Duke of Edinburgh


November 20, 1945


NUREMBERG TRIALS OPEN TODAY


Nuremberg, Germany (JFK+50) 24 Nazi war criminals were put on trial today here in Nuremberg by the International Military Tribunal for the Prosecution of Major War Criminals.


Among the defendants are Hermann Goering & Rudolf Hess. 


Prosecutor Robert Jackson said in his opening remarks:


“That four great nations, flushed with victory & stung with injury, stay the hand of vengeance & voluntarily submit their captive enemies to the judgment of law is one of the significant tributes that power has ever paid to reason.”*


*19 defendants were convicted, 10 were hanged while Goering committed suicide.



     Nazi War Criminals in the Dock
        Nuremberg, Germany (1945)















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