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The Cuban missile crisis is known as the October crisis in Cuba and the Caribbean crisis. It was a confrontation in October 1962 between the Soviet Union and Cuba. It is generally regarded as the moment in which the Cold War came closest to turning into a nuclear conflict.

October 16 – October Crisis: The Canadian government declares a state of emergency and outlaws the Quebec Liberation Front. October 17 October Crisis: Pierre Laporte is found murdered in south Montreal.

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The thirteen days referred to as the Cuban Missile Crisis (known as the October Crisis in Cuba or Caribbean Crisis (Russian: Kарибский кризис) in the USSR) was a confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side and the United States on the other in October 1962, during the Cold War.


British trade commissioner James Cross, kidnapped by the FLQ on Oct. 5, 1970, precipitating the October Crisis in Quebec.



CBC Digital Archives - The October Crisis: Civil Liberties Suspended - 1970: Pierre Trudeau says 'Just watch me' during October Crisis


My October by Claire Holden Rothman (Penguin Canada) - Rothman blends three unique voices to capture the struggles of a modern family torn apart by the power of language and the weight of history, including the shadow of the October Crisis. Learn more about My October here ( and here (