This Week In History

 
October 27, 1962-  Negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union finally result in a plan to end the two-week-old Cuban Missile Crisis. 
 
October 28, 1985- The leader of the so-called “Walker family spy ring,” John Walker, pleaded guilty to giving U-S Navy secrets to the Soviet Union.
 
October 29, 1994-  Francisco Martin Duran of Colorado Springs, Colo., fired more than two dozen shots from a semiautomatic rifle at the White House while standing on Pennsylvania Avenue
 
October 30, 1961- The most powerful nuclear weapon the world has seen was detonated by the Soviet Union.
 
October 31, 1956- Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole.
 
November 01, 1950 - Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate President Harry S. Truman at the Blair House in Washington, D.C.
 
November 02, 1824-  Popular presidential vote was 1st recorded; Jackson beat J.Q. Adams.

 

 

 

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