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Thirteen Days - timeline
Friday 9th June: Robert McNamara is born. (San Francisco, California)
Cuban Missile Crisis.
Sunday 14th October: The Cuban Missile Crisis begins.
Saturday 20th October: The White House press corps is told that President John F. Kennedy has a cold; in reality, he is holding secret meetings with advisors on the eve of ordering a blockade of Cuba.
Monday 22nd October: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces that the Soviet Union has placed nuclear weapons in Cuba and, in response, the United States will establish a blockade around the island to prevent any other offensive weapons from entering Castro's state.