History Tip of the Day – June 16th

Lee and Marina Oswald return to the United States, June 13, 1962

In the faraway Soviet city of Minsk, Lee Harvey Oswald has finally cleared the tangle of red tape that has prevented him from returning home, after defecting in 1959. Two years later, he had married a local girl, Marina Prusakova; the couple now has a four-month-old daughter. But Lee has been dismissed from his job at an electronics plant; the plant director thought him careless and oversensitive and lacking initiative. Their ship docks in Hoboken, New Jersey. The Oswalds take a small room in New York City’s Times Square. The plan is to stay there until they can afford to fly to Texas.