On This Day: Bay of Pigs Invasion

On April 17, 1961, over 1,000 Cuban exiles launched an invasion into Cuba in an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro's government. This became known as the Bay of Pigs invasion. View the videos below to learn about events that occurred on this day, the U.S. involvement, as well as hear firsthand accounts from two Cuban exiles who participated in the invasion.

Author Jim Rasenberger and the Bay of Pigs

Jim Rasenberger presents a history of the Bay of Pigs crisis.