In a controversial Cold War incident, a Korean Air Lines 707 was downed by a missile from a Soviet fighter, killing two passengers and touching off a diplomatic firestorm.
Iran will build a bomb when it's ready, despite treaty restrictions
The U.S. launches into a nuclear standoff with the USSR over Soviet missiles in Cuba.
In 1953, an armed revolt led by Fidel Castro's revolutionary 26th of July Movement and its allies replaced Cuba's military dictatorship with a Communist one
Dignified and diminutive Maine Republican disliked communism—but liked 'Tail Gunner Joe's' way of fighting it even less
Republicans and medical industry groups used Red Scare tactics to defeat early version of Medicare-for-All