President Kennedy and his officials discussed possible courses of action to the Cuban missiles: Air Strike or Naval Quarantine.
US obtains pictures of Cuban missile base (about 16 to 32 missiles seen)
Kennedy leaves for a campaign trip to Ohio and Illinois while his team still contemplates on what to do.
After attending a mass, General Walter Sweeney tells him that an air strike can't guarantee a 100% destruction of the missiles
Plans to proceed with a naval quarantine after five hours of discussing with officials.
Chairman Khrushchev responds to President Kennedy's naval quarantine and calls it a threat. He is ready to take actions if necessary.
The naval quarantine is met by the Soviet submarines. Later on in the day, President Kennedy meets with Ambassador Dobrynin.
A ship is searched at the quarantine for any military products but none is found. Fidel Castro urges Khrushchev to fire the first nuclear missile at the US. Letter of truce states that Cuba won't tinker with their missiles and the US has to drop the quarantine line and promise not to invade Cuba.
A second letter of truce is written with tougher terms. An American U2 plane is shot down over Cuba; the plane held Major Rudolph Anderson; he died. Kennedy awards him with a Distinguished Service Medal.
Soviet Union agrees to US' terms and agree to release their missiles.