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President Kennedy Gives Aides Silver Calendar to Commemorate Cuban Crisis

Dec. 7, 1962 - President Kennedy has seen to it that the 13 days of the Cuban crisis are engraved, not only in memory but literally, for the 14-man group that helped him devise the strategy to meet it. Mr. Kennedy has presented a silver calendar (pictured) for the month of October to each of the 14 men. The dates from Oct. 16 through 28 are deeply etched. At the U.N., informed sources said that Adlai E. Stevenson, chief U.S. representative to the U.N., was among those who received the calendars. He has repeatedly denied statements published in The Saturday Evening Post early this week that he opposed the U.S. blockade of Cuba. The crisis came on Oct. 16, when Mr. Kennedy was shown irrefutable evidence of the Soviet buildup of offensive weapons in Cuba. On Oct. 28, Mr. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Khrushchev announced agreement on the withdrawal of the weapons.


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