Daily Archives: October 19, 2012

Sparks fly at final debate before presidential election 20 years ago this hour (1992)


Video: 'Presidential Debate 1992 #3'

(Monday, October 19, 1992, 7:00 p.m. EDT, during the 1992 presidential campaign) — In a jousting, climactic campaign debate tonight, U.S. President George W. Bush charged Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton would “sock it to the middle class” if elected president. Continue reading Sparks fly at final debate before presidential election 20 years ago this hour (1992)

Kennedy advisers debate whether to bomb, invade and/or blockade Cuba 50 years ago today (1962)


Video: October 19, 1962 (at 8:08)

(Friday, October 19, 1962, day four of the Cuban missile crisis, part of the Cold War) — U.S. President John F. Kennedy met today with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to discuss the military options for responding to the missiles in Cuba. Continue reading Kennedy advisers debate whether to bomb, invade and/or blockade Cuba 50 years ago today (1962)