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Looking Back to JFK  and The Cuban Missile Crisis A brief summary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Fourteen days that had the world holding its breath.
Tags: john  f  kennedy  cuban  missile  crisis  russia  nikita  khrushchev  world  history  news 
Added: 29th September 2007
Views: 1913
Posted By: Guido
Kennedy Addresses the Nation On the Cuban Missile Crisis October 22nd 1962 President John F. Kennedy announces that American spy planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the island nation.
Tags: john  f  kennedy  cuban  missile  crisis   
Added: 22nd October 2007
Views: 3037
Posted By: Naomi
Errol Flynn and Fidel Castro In January 1959, actor Errol Flynn appeared on Front Page Challenge, a Canadian game show similar to What's My Line. Flynn discusses his experiences during the Cuban Revolution. Flynn died later that year.
Tags: Erool  Flynn  Cuba 
Added: 20th January 2008
Views: 3185
Posted By: Lava1964
The Outer Limits Similar in style to The Twilight Zone, though tending more toward hard science, space travel, time travel, and human evolution, it tried to examine in each show some form of the question, 'What is the nature of man?'. The Outer Limits was an anthology show in which each episode was a self-contained story, sometimes with a plot twist. In its original incarnation the show ran for two seasons from 1963 to 1965 in black-and-white. The original title was 'Please Stand By', but at the time, America was facing the Cuban Missile Crisis and the executives thought it might make people fearful of an air raid. This is why, later in the newer series when the show would cut to a commercial, the Control Voice said, "Please stand by." A tip-of-the-hat to the original series title.
Tags: The  Outer  Limits  original  series  anthology  60s 
Added: 28th July 2008
Views: 1514
Posted By: Naomi
Teofilo Stevenson Bigoraphy Earlier I posted a clip of famed Cuban amateur boxer Teofilo Stevenson flattening an overmatched Brazilian opponent at the 1975 Pan-American Games. Here is a British documentary that highlights Stevenson's fabulous Olympic career.
Tags: boxing  amateur  Teofilo  Stevenson  Olympics 
Added: 21st January 2009
Views: 1823
Posted By: Lava1964
Cuban Cigar Ad The caption on this pre-Castro-era Cuban cigar ad says, 'Wake up with an exquisite aroma.'
Tags: cigar  ad  Cuba 
Added: 16th January 2010
Views: 2447
Posted By: Lava1964
Mike Cuellar Passes Away Ex-major league pitching star Mike Cuellar died of cancer at a hospital in Florida on Friday, April 2, 2010 at the age of 72. Cuellar was the first Cuban pitching star in the majors and the first foreign-born pitcher to win a Cy Young Award. Cuellar was one of four 20-game winners the Baltimore Orioles had in 1971.
Tags: Mike  Cuellar  baseball  death 
Added: 3rd April 2010
Views: 1095
Posted By: Lava1964
Heavyweight Champion Jess Willard This photo of boxer Jess Willard was taken in Havana, Cuba in 1915. (The 6'6-1/2" Willard is the chap in the center.) When this photo was taken, Willard was about to challenge aging Jack Johnson for the title on April 5. Willard, who was considered enormous by the standards of a century ago, won the coveted crown by stopping Johnson by a knockout in the 26th round of a scheduled 45-round outdoor fight contested at a racetrack under the scorching midday Cuban heat. Men were men back then!
Tags: boxing  Jess  Willard  champion 
Added: 23rd April 2013
Views: 1578
Posted By: Lava1964

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