In January, 1955, the US Congress passed "The Formosa Resolution." It gave President Eisenhower the authority to
defend Taiwan. The United States actively defended the Republic Of China. When the United States arranged to re-supply ROC garrisons on Jinmen and Mazu, it eased the crisis and brought it to an end.
Topics: Newspaper strike, US launches four-ton satellite into space. One hour, 40 minute orbit around earth. President Eisenhower's voice can be heard coming from satellite via a tape recorder. Hear voice transmission "America's wish for peace on earth, and goodwill toward men everywhere."
The news, October 27th-29th, 1962
October 27th- Cuban Missile Crisis
Cuban antiaircraft gunners open fire on low-level reconnaissance planes over San Cristobal site #1.
October 28th, 1962- Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev announces that Soviet missiles would be dismantled and removed from Cuba.
In sports- Giants quarterback YA Tittle throws a then record seven touchdown passes against the Washington Redskins in a 49-34 Giant route at Yankee Stadium.
October 29th, 1962- The Cuban Missile Crisis between the United States and Russia ends peacefully as Russia dismantles and removes Soviet Missiles from Cuba.
In South Africa, Nelson Mandela us sentenced to five years in prison. Partway through his sentence, he was convicted of other crimes and given an additional twenty two years in jail. In other news, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt dies in her New York City home.
The US Navy nuclear submarine "Thresher" is lost. It is the nation's third submarine peacetime loss since World War ll. In all, 129 officers aboard ship, including crewmen and civilian technicians were lost.
The United States performs an underground nuclear test at Fallon, Nevada. Soviet Prime Minister Khrushchev announces the Soviet Union will not get involved with the United States in the race to put the first man on the moon.
President John F. Kennedy learns of the deaths of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu in the coup led by General Duong Van Minh. Kennedy was doubtful of CIA accounts that the two leaders had committed suicide while in custody.
News events of the day, Doctor gives President Nixon clean bill of health, but weight needs to be watched, Viet Cong ends a three-day ceasefire, Ralph Nader is appointed to a three year term at the National Motor Vehicle Safety Council.
The Vietcong insists on removal of all US troops at Paris peace talks. Senators say goodbye to President Johnson, LBJ gives farewell speech, comment on LBJ by Frank Reynolds, LBJ quips, comment on LBJ by Eric Sevareid.