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UN Closed for Bay of Pigs

STORY BY: Anonymous Q
YEAR: 1961
LOCATION: New York City, NY

This BOOM audience member, living in New York City in the 1960s, recalls having a bucket list of places to visit. One of them was the United Nations headquarters, and the day she chose to visit, it was closed. Why? Because of the USA's failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, which led her to believe that "Khrushchev was going to bomb New York". Thanks for sharing.

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