The Cuban Missile Crisis moved to Cape Cod
On this day in 1962, the world held its breath as our young President was tested by Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev (shown in the cartoon arm wrestling Kennedy sitting on missiles) over the USSR's placement of a missile in Cuba.
The New York Times story began:
PRESIDENT SEES ADVISERS ON CUBA
Security Council Members Fly to Hyannis Port for Discussion of Impasse Group
HYANNIS PORT, Mass., Nov. 23--President Kennedy met today with Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and several other members of the executive committee of the National Security Council... read the rest below.
It has been called among the most memorable moments in sports history.
Flutie passed for 472 yards and four touchdowns in the game and became the first collegiate quarterback ever to surpass 10,000 yards passing in a college career.
On this day in 2000, a fire of suspicious origin destroyed the My Tinman Diner on MacArthur Boulevard in Bourne just before the Otis Rotary. The estranged husband of a waitress at the diner was later charged with arson and sentenced to five years in prison.
The diner, a rare Sterling Streamliner, was built by American Flyer Co. of Hudson in the 1930s and moved from New Bedford to Bourne in the early 1960s.
My Tinman was owned and managed by Barbara and Joe Lind, neither of whom had cooked in a restaurant before opening their diner on St. Patrick's Day in 1990.
In 2008, My Tinman Diner opened at a new location in Falmouth. The owners closed their doors permanently in 2011.