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1

The Thirteen days was a period during the Cuban Missile Crisis when..?

the world came very close to nuclear war.

2

On October 16th President Kennedy is informed that..?

US spy planes have found missile sites on Cuba.

3

On October 20th Kennedy decides..?

against an attack but orders a blockade of Cuba.

4

On October 24th the USSR says that a blockade is..?

an act of aggression and that its ships will ignore it.

5

On October 25th the USA and USSR prepared for..?

immediate nuclear attack.

6

On October 27th Cuba..?

prepared for an invasion.

7

On October 27th Khrushchev offered..?

to remove missiles from Cuba.

8

Khrushchev would only agree to remove missiles from Cuba if..?

the USA did the same with it's bases in Turkey and Italy.

9

On October 27th a US spy plane..?

was shot down over Cuba.

10

On October 27th Robert Kennedy set up a deal in which the USA..?

would secretly withdraw warheads from Italy and Turkey.

11

On October 28th Khrushchev agrees to a deal where the USSR..?

remove missiles from Cuba.

12

In return for removing missiles from Cuba the USA agreed..?

to never attack Cuba and take its missiles out of Italy and Turkey.

13

What year did The Thirteen Days take place?

1962

14

When was Kennedy informed that US spy planes had been found at missile sites on Cuba?

October 16th 1962

15

When did Kennedy order a blockade of Cuba?

October 20th 1962

16

When did the USSR say that they would ignore the blockade?

October 24th 1962

17

When did the USA and USSR prepare for immediate nuclear attack?

October 25th 1962

18

When did Cuba prepare for invasion?

October 27th 1962

19

When did Khrushchev offer to remove missiles from Cuba if the USA did the same with Turkey and Italy?

October 27th 1962

20

When was a US spy plane shot down over Cuba?

October 27th 1962

21

When did Robert Kennedy set up a deal in which the USA would withdraw Missiles out of Italy and Turkey?

October 27th 1962

22

When did Khrushchev agree to the deal?

October 28th 1962