October 22 in history: The Cuban Missile Crisis, Lance Armstrong falls from grace, and more

'This Day in History': 10/22/1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis Begins

On October 22nd in 1962, John F Kennedy announced a blockade of Cuba in response to Soviet missiles in the region. This initiated that beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Other events on October 22 in history:
: Actor, Jeff Goldblum, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
1964: Writer, Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded but declines the Nobel Prize for literature.
1965: President Lymdon Johnson signed The Highway Beautification Act.
1975: Air Force Sgt. Leonard Matlovich was given a dishonorable discharge after publically stating his homosexuality.
2012: Cyclist, Lance Armstrong, was stripped of all 7 of his Tour de France titles after it was concluded he was guilty of doping charges.

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