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1962 in the United States

Events from the year 1962 in the United States.

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October 14–28: Cuban Missile Crisis

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

  • December 2 – Vietnam War: after a trip to Vietnam at the request of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield becomes the first American official to make a non-optimistic public comment on the war's progress.
  • December 8 – The 1962 New York City newspaper strike begins, affecting all of the city's major newspapers; it would last for 114 days.
  • December 14 – U.S. spacecraft Mariner 2 flies by Venus, becoming the first probe to successfully transmit data from another planet.
  • December 24 – Cuba releases the last 1,113 participants in the Bay of Pigs Invasion to the U.S., in exchange for food worth $53 million.
  • December 30 – An unexpected storm buries Maine under five feet of snow, forcing the Bangor Daily News to miss a publication date for the first and only time in history.

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