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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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08 Americana By Moe Bandy
By Moe Bandy
Americana by Moe Bandy
Written by: Larry Alderman / Rich Fagan / Patti Ryan
King Cool Music, Inc. (ASCAP) Of Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Producers: Charles Calello
Recorded LIVE at Billy Bob’s Texas
I traveled all around this country
In my time I thought I’d seen it all
But today I took the detour down a back road
Through a little town whose name I can’t recall
There were old men on benches playing checkers
Children playing hopscotch on the square
And high above a statue of an unknown soldier Old Glory was waving in the air
Suddenly I realized when I had too long forgotten
A chill rose up like mountains on my skin
Overcome with the feeling
That I knew I was seeing
America all over again
Pictures of a people proud and free
And I’ll keep holding to the dream
You’re still what living means to me
I knew this stop would throw me off my schedule
So I parked around behind the five and dine
There’s something about a small town in the summer
Like a Norman Rockwell picture back in time
It’s for courtin’ at the Rexall soda fountain
Like we did before they built the shopping mall
And I saw so many reasons why I love this country
You know some things never really change at all
As I left the two lane road and pulled back on that super highway
I thought of what I’d seen back in that town
And it hit me like a freight train
That a stone’s throw from the fast lane
America is still safe and sound
Chorus refrain x2
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