Russia will fight for Cuba
The Soviet Union promised today to defend Cuba with rockets and warned the United States an armed attack on the Marxist outpost in the Caribbean would plunge the world into a nuclear war.
The tough Kremlin statement denounced as provocative President John F. Kennedy's request to Congress for authority to call up 150,000 reservists and linked the move with preparations "for aggression against Cuba and other peace-loving states".
72 leave for the United Kingdom
Seventy-two Jamaican migrants left yesterday afternoon on the Ascania for Britain. The majority are joining relatives in England. Others are going directly into jobs there. The Ascania arrived yesterday morning from England and docked at No 3 Pier. Two hundred and thirty-six Jamaicans, who had been resident in Britain, returned home on the ship yesterday morning.
Labour Day disturbance inquiry continues
Seven police officers gave evidence at the second day's sitting of the commission of inquiry into the Labour Day disturbances at Trench Town. Several of the police officers described how they narrowly escaped serious injury and possible death when the hostile crowd turned on them with stones, bottles and other missiles, after the police had tried to quell attacks on opposing political factions.
Sir Alex to address Commonwealth PMs Conference
The prime ministers of Jamaica and Trinidad will speak tomorrow at the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference at Marlborough House.
Today, there were speeches from eight prime ministers. It is understood the underlying theme in most of the speeches was: 'What will happen to The Queen and sovereignty if Britain enters the Common Market?'
West Indies name 17 for England
West Indies cricket selectors have named 17 players for the tour of England next summer. They are: Frank Worrell (captain), David Allan, Basil Butcher, Joey Carew, Lance Gibbs, Charles Griffith, Wesley Hall, Conrad Hunte, Rohan Kanhai, Lester King, Easton McMorris, Derek Murray, Seymour Nurse, Willie Rodriquez, Garfield Sobers, Joe Solomon and Alfred Valentine.
Jamaica's historical landscape is littered with dates which have shaped the terrain as well as the future of the country's diverse inhabitants.
These events range from catastrophic to euphoric with no shortage of recollection whenever the various milestones are mentioned.
From earthquakes, hurricanes and fires to Olympic glory and Independence, The Gleaner started chronicling Jamaica's roller-coaster history ride in 1834, and has had a front-row seat at every major event since.
With 2012 marking Jamaica's 50th year of Independence from Great Britain, The Gleaner continues to share events which made the news, this day, in 1962.