Daily Archives: October 20, 2012

St. Louis Cardinals win World Series 30 years ago today (1982)


Video: '1982 World Series game seven ninth inning audio'

(Wednesday, October 20, 1982) — The St. Louis Cardinals won the 1982 World Series today, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, in the seventh and deciding game. It was the Cardinals’ nine World Series title. Continue reading St. Louis Cardinals win World Series 30 years ago today (1982)

Kennedy, advisers decide to quarantine Cuba 50 years ago today (1962)


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(Saturday, October 20, 1962, day five of the Cuban missile crisis, part of the Cold War) — U.S. President John F. Kennedy, in Chicago campaigning for congressional candidates, decides to return to the White House as the crisis reaches a new urgency. After five hours of discussion with top advisors, a quarantine is decided upon. Continue reading Kennedy, advisers decide to quarantine Cuba 50 years ago today (1962)

Sino-Indian War begins as Chinese attack India’s frontier 50 years ago today (1962)


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(Saturday, October 20, 1962, the Sino-Indian War) — The Sino-Indian War began today as waves of Chinese Communist troops, armed with machine guns and backed by heavy mortars, launched a massive two-pronged attack today on India’s frontier.

The attacks, on India’s northeast frontier and in the Ladakh area of Kashmir, touched off the heaviest fighting in the Chinese-Indian border dispute, which erupted three years ago.