Budapest in negotiations with the Russians about the withdrawal of the Red Army, Russia will allow refugees to cross the border into Austria. Report from the UN on ceasefire attempt and talks to send UN forces, the United States urges Russia to withdraw troops, Abba Eban agrees to ceasefire proposal by the UN.
Highlights: Cuba is invaded by anti-Castro rebels, sea-borne invasion force to be coordinated with uprising within the island, Senator Jacob Javits says the US will not invade Cuba, Castro accuses the US of an air attack in Cuba, Eichmann pleads not guilty to charges against him for crimes against the Jews, Laotian prince Souvanna Phouma in Moscow for talks on the Laotian crisis.
President Kennedy cuts political tour because of a cold, returns to Washington, Chinese communists overrun Indian post at the border, a possible tax-cut in 1963, Egypt sends troops to Yemen in Middle East revolt.
The state department announces will stop, search, and even sink ships continuing offensive military weapons to Cuba, this will even include Russian ships, photos show missiles in Cuba aimed at the US, President Kennedy sends a note to Nikita Khrushchev.
President Kennedy signs a formal declaration putting forth a blockade, confrontation soon by the US Navy with thirty-five Russian ships now on the way to Cuba, the Russians charge "provocation and piracy on the high seas."
Topics: British Labor Party leader Hugh Gaitskell has died, the East Germany communist conference, Peking official Wu Yuchang is derided and booed, President Kennedy will go to Europe ( Italy and Germany) in the Spring but will avoid France, more ransom money is sent to Castro's Cuba, Washington DC holds an inaugural anniversary party for President Kennedy, Carol Burnett tells about it.
Topics: 750 negroes including comedian Dick Gregory are arrested in Birmingham racial crisis, Congressman Adam Clayton Powell predicts blood-letting in Washington, President Kennedy appoints General Curtis Lemay as Chief Of Staff.
Panama wants a new treaty on the Panama Canal, The Jimmy Hoffa trial is underway, comment by Hoffa, Jack Ruby hearings in Dallas, Texas, comment by Melvin Belli, Alabama Governor George Wallace to run in preferential presidential primaries in the West, US helicopters fight in South Vietnam, 175 US combat deaths, Harold Stassen runs for president for the fourth time.
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