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U-2 reconnaissance photo showed concrete evidence of missile assembly in Cuba

14 October

On October 14, 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis began, and hostilities between the United States and the Soviet Union brought the world to the brink of a nuclear conflict. On this day, photographs taken by a U-2 spy plane offered irrefutable evidence that Soviet medium-range missiles in Cuba – designed to carry the nuclear warheads – were stationed 90 miles off the American border.…

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Peter Carl Faberge

Peter Carl Faberge was a world famous master jeweler and head of the ‘House of Faberge’ in Imperial Russia in the waning days of the Russian Empire.

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