20 YEARS AGO
Marriott's Casa Marina Resort was hosting the fourth annual Pet Masquerade, open to all pets dressed in the theme of "Halloween in the Devil's Triangle."
More than 60 community leaders met to adopt goals for the future of Key West, and No. 1 was to assure the construction of 400 units of affordable housing by 1995.
In an interview, Cuban President Fidel Castro said he and the Russians were prepared to use tactical nuclear weapons to repel an invasion by the United States in 1962 during the Missile Crisis.
50 YEARS AGO
The Army installed a Hawk missile battery on Smathers Beach in clear view from on South Roosevelt Boulevard.
The Navy asked the Army Corps of Engineers to declare a restricted area of 100 yards around the naval property in the Lower Keys.
Military planes were watching Cuba for evidence that the Soviets were starting to dismantle their missile bases as agreed to with the president. The blockade ships remained in position but no other ships were approaching the line.