1962-10-25 ⪢⪢
On October 25th, the blockade was challenged for the first time. Soviet ships approached the quarantine zone but American ships held their ground. The Soviet vessels were forced to turn back and the blockade continued. → hold one's ground
 1962-10-25 ⪢⪢
On that same day, the US embassadar to the United Nations, Adlai Stevenson, confronted the Soviets in the UN assembly revealing photographic evidence that forced the Soviet Union to admit the missile bases existed.
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