October 18, 1939 — Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of John F. Kennedy, is born.
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger—but recognize the opportunity. —John F. Kennedy
March 13, 1962 — Lyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks upon Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and blaming it on the Cuban government in order to justify a war against Cuba. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position.