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Famous Events For October 31

Famous Events For October 31 – Today In History

What Happened on October 31 in World History?

Early Centuries – October 31 Historic Events – Before 1700

1. 445 BC – reciting of rules book by Ezra to Israelites in Jerusalem
2. October 31, 0802 – The Queen Irene of Byzantium was pushed out
3. October 31, 1517 -Martin Luther hastens the Protestant Reorganization by publishing several theses on the Wittenberg church
4. October 31, 1541 – completion of the painting “The Last Judgement” by Michelangelo Buonarroti in Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

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5. October 31, 1552 – capture of Metz by King Karel and Markgraaf Albrecht
6. October 31, 1587 – the Leiden University Library which was established in 1575 was open
7. October 31, 1596 – a “Triple Covenant” against Spanish was agreed upon amongst English, French, and Dutch
8. October 31, 1617 – stepping down of Laurens Real as governor-general of Dutch East Indies

18th Century – What Happened on October 31 – The 1700s

9. October 31, 1756 – Giacomo Casanova breaks away from jail in Venice
10. October 31, 1759 – several were killed in Safed, Palestine when an earthquake hit Safed
11. October 31, 1793 – Girondins was put to death in Paris during the Reign of Terror
12. October 31, 1794 – Debut sermon by John Dalton to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society

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19th Century – October 31 This Day That Year – The 1800s

13. October 31, 1808 – The Royal Army of the Kingdom of Holland (Holland Brigade) engaged in war at Durango, Spain
14. October 31, 1815 – copyright granted to Cornishman Sir Humphrey Davy for his invention of the safety lamp
15. October 31, 1837 – in an accident involving cruiser Monmouth and Trement on Miss, 300 lost their lives
16. October 31, 1846 – a group of American Pioneers, known as the Donner party put up tents for winter since they were not able to negotiate the Donner Passage
17. October 31, 1863 – General Duncan Cameron led the British army to invade Waikato in New Zealand
18. October 31, 1864 – Nevada becomes the 36th state of the Union
19. October 31, 1868 – The postal workers in the US were given a standard dress
20. October 31, 1871 – Establishment of The Netherland Protestant Union in Dokkum
21. October 31, 1876 – A severe cyclone, Great Backerganj devastates British India (now Bangladesh) and leaves 200,000 dead
22. October 31, 1881 -During the off-season, Metropolitan Club participated in its ultimate game-winning 80 out of 151 games (18-43 versus NL group)

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23. October 31, 1887 – Debut performance of “Capriccio Espagnol” in St Petersburg
24. October 31, 1888 – copyright is given to John Boyd Dunlop for inventing inflated cycle tire
25. October 31, 1889 – valedictory of Universelle (World Fair) Exhibition in Paris. Nearly 32 million visitors visited the fair
26. October 31, 1892 – a book on the ventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle printed

20th Century – Important Events On This Day October 31 – The 1900s

27. October 31, 1900 – as President of AL, Ban Johnson addresses NL President Nick Young to maintain peace
28. October 31, 1905 – Great world-shaking rebellion in St Petersburg for forgiveness
29. October 31, 1906 – debut performance of “Caesar and Cleopatra” by George Bernard Shaw in NYC
30. October 31, 1907 – In a football match between Calgary City Rugby Football Club and Strathcona Rugby Football Club, the former defeated the latter, 15-0 at Calgary
31. October 31, 1908 – valedictory of 4th Olympic play in London
32. October 31, 1913 – The first cemented road in the US across the cost, the Lincoln Highway bestowed
33. October 31, 1914 – The combined forces of the UK and France wage war against Turkey
34. October 31, 1916 – debut performance of “Good Gracious Annabelle” by Clare Kummer in NYC

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35. October 31, 1917 – first showing of “In the Zone” by Eugene O’Neill in NYC
36. October 31, 1917 – final successful cavalry charge by the 4th Australian Light Horse division in the war of Beersheba in southern Palestine during WWI
37. October 31, 1918 – 21,000 fatalities occurred in the US in one week following the attack of Spanish flu-virus 2
38. October 31, 1918 – The Republic of Banat was established at the junction of the boundaries of Romania, Hungary, and Serbia and did not last long
39. October 31, 1920 – Bessarabia added on to Romania
40. October 31, 1921 – establishment of the first Federation of Sportive Feminine International
41. October 31, 1922 – Benito Mussolini assumes power in Italy as its Prime Minister
42. October 31, 1922 – a temperature of 100 F was recorded for 160 uninterrupted days at Marble Bar, Australia
43. October 31, 1922 – first performance of “World We Live In” by Karel & Josef Cape`k in NYC
44. October 31, 1924 – The 1st International Savings Bank Congress announced World Savings Day in Milan, Italy
45. October 31, 1925 – an officer of the Cossack group, Reza Chan succeeds Sultan Ahmad as Shah of Persia
46. October 31, 1926 – Anteo Zamboni, aged 15 years, tries to murder Benito Mussolini but is not successful. He was killed on the spot
47. October 31, 1932 – The Greek administration under Venizelos fails
48. October 31, 1936 – establishment of The Boy Scouts in the Philippines

49. October 31, 1937 – shifting of the HQ of Spanish administration from Valencia to Barcelona
50. October 31, 1938 – During the financial crisis, the New York Stock Exchange formulated a 15-point agenda to create the confidence of the stockholders
51. October 31, 1940 – culmination of the battle between RAF and Luftwaffe over the English Channel
52. October 31, 1940 – The time limit for The Warsaw Jews to shift to Warsaw Settlement
53. October 31, 1941 – Mount Rushmore Monument depicting the faces in the granite of the four Presidents of the US finished
54. October 31, 1941 – German underwater vessel U-552 destroys US Navy ship, Reuben James near Iceland, prior to US entering the WWII
55. October 31, 1941 – inferno in a garment factory in Huddersfield, England leaves 49 dead
56. October 31, 1942 – the destruction of 120 vessels belonging to friendly nations by U-boats
57. October 31, 1942 – The War of El Alamein enters the 9th day
58. October 31, 1943 – Sammy Baugh of Washington Redskin achieves 6 touchdowns against Bkl (48-10)
59. October 31, 1943 – De Quay appointed chairman of the Universal Commission by the Chief of Staff Kruls
60. October 31, 1949 – premiere of “Regina” at 46th St Theatre, NYC to give 86 presentations
61. October 31, 1949 – a jail term of 12 years imposed on Dutch Nazi Henri “Hakkie” Holdert, executive of the daily De Telegraaf and member of the SS
62. October 31, 1949 – TV transmission channel 6 in Davenport, IA starts airing the programme on NBC
63. October 31, 1950 – an unsuccessful attempt to kill Harry Truman in Washington by Collazo & Torresola
64. October 31, 1951 – the proposals made under the Schuman Plan approved by the French Second Chamber
65. October 31, 1952 – atomic test at Marshall Islands

66. October 31, 1953 – Commencement of TV transmission in Belgium
67. October 31, 1954 – rebellion in Algeria against the French commenced
68. October 31, 1954 – LPGA Texas Golf Open achieved by Betsy Rawls
69. October 31, 1954 – TV transmission channel 2 in Spokane, WA on CBS/ABC commence airing the programs70. October 31, 1955 – appointment of Mgr Alfrink as archbishop of Utrecht
71. October 31, 1956 -The first American to land an aircraft on the South Pole was Rear Adm GJ Dufek
72. October 31, 1956 – The combined forces of Britain, France, and Israel in Egypt use explosives to reopen the Suez Canal
73. October 31, 1956 – The playing of streetcars in Brooklyn, NY stopped
74. October 31, 1957 – premiere of “Jamaica” at Imperial Theatre, NYC to give 558 presentations
75. October 31, 1959 – Lee Harvey Oswald publicized in Moscow not to go back to the USA
76. October 31, 1959 – an agreement between the USSR and Egypt for the construction of Aswan Dam
77. October 31, 1960 – tornado in the Gulf of Bengal leaves 10000 dead
78. October 31, 1961 – Cyclone Hattie in British Honduras leaves 400 dead
79. October 31, 1961 – A court decrees that the rules regarding integrated playing fields in Birmingham, Alabama are not legal
80. October 31, 1963 – the last appointment of J. Edgar Hoover with President John F. Kennedy
81. October 31, 1963 – The blast of propane gas in Indiana at “Holiday on Ice” leaves 64 dead
82. October 31, 1964 – musical #1 “People” by Barbra Streisand runs for 5 weeks
83. October 31, 1967 – TV transmission channel 13 in Anchorage, AK commences airing program on ABC
84. October 31, 1967 – installation of Nguyen Van Thieu as the 1st President of South Vietnam
85. October 31, 1967 – NL Cy Young Award achieved by Mike McCormick of SF Giants
86. October 31, 1968 – perpetual stay of Linda Eastman in the UK
87. October 31, 1968 – Milwaukee Bucks defeat Detroit, 138-118 and it was their first win
88. October 31, 1968 – cease-fire ordered in North Vietnam by US President Lyndon B. Johnson
89. October 31, 1968 – atomic test by the US at Nevada
90. October 31, 1969 – the musical “Something” by George Harrison announced
91. October 31, 1969 – rebellion by ethnic groups in the east side of Jacksonville, Florida
92. October 31, 1970 – Jim Morrison is convicted to spend 6 months in jail with a fine of $500 for a show of vulgarity but remains outside the jail on furnishing a bond of $50,000 on appeal

93. October 31, 1971 – premiere of “On the Town” at Imperial Theatre NYC to give 65 presentations
94. October 31, 1971 – detonation arranged by the Irish Republican Army at the Post Office Tower in London
95. October 31, 1972 – The AL Cy Young Award achieved by Gaylord Perry
96. October 31, 1972 – A bomb attack by Ulster Freedom Fighters on a bar in Ship Street, Belfast leaves two Catholic children, aged 5 and 4 dead
97. October 31, 1973 – The NL Cy Young Award achieved by Tom Seaver
98. October 31, 1973 – a kidnapped helicopter was used by three Irish Republican Army personnel to run away from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin
99. October 31, 1974 – The target of Ted Bundy, Laura Aime goes missing from Utah
100. October 31, 1974 – The Dutch Navel terminated the captive emergency in the jail at Scheveningen
101. October 31, 1975 – premiere performance of Bob Geldof with The Boomtown Rats
102. October 31, 1976 – Cricketer, Javeen Miandad, aged 19+ years, scored 206 runs against NZ (29 fours and 1 six)
103. October 31, 1978 – stoppage of work by the labor force of the Iranian oil group
104. October 31, 1978 – The Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Yemen was approved
105. October 31, 1979 – The AL Cy Young Award achieved by Mike Flanagan
106. October 31, 1979 – In an accident to US DC-10, at Mexico City 74 lost their lives
107. October 31, 1980 – Julian Nott reaches the world’s best height of 16,806 m using a hot-air balloon
108. October 31, 1980 – Solidarity trade union gains identification by the Polish administration
109. October 31, 1980 – Libyan menace forces Senegal to send army to Gambia
110. October 31, 1981 – The US airs the first radio version of the play on NBC after 25 years
111. October 31, 1982 – valedictory of “Rock ‘n Roll!: The 1st…” at St James NYC after 9 presentations
112. October 31, 1982 – The first papal visit of Pope John Paul II to Spain
113. October 31, 1982 – Pope John Paul II consecrates the Canadian Marguerite Bourgeoys, who established the Parishioners of Notre Dame of Montreal, as Saint
114. October 31, 1983 – the musical “Pipes of Peace” announced by Paul McCartney
115. October 31, 1983 – Ron Grant goes around Australia in 217 days covering a distance of 8316 miles

116. October 31, 1984 – Debut performance of the musical, “Hired Man” by Howard Goodall and Melvyn Bragg in London
117. October 31, 1984 – an oil transporter “San Francisco” containing 2 million gallons of oil detonates spattering oil
118. October 31, 1984 – Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India killed by her security staff, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her house in New Delhi
119. October 31, 1985 – Cricketer, Zaheer Abbas calls it a day after the Test cricket
120. October 31, 1987 – Chris Antley, Jockey, was the first to achieve 9 victories in a day at Belmont
121. October 31, 1987 – two singles tennis players, in England, achieve the same world’s best of longest competition of 80 hrs 21 minutes
122. October 31, 1988 – a temperature as low as 19 F was logged in Cleveland
123. October 31, 1988 –The Colts defeat Denver, 55-23 on the first night of NFL play at Indianapolis
124. October 31, 1988 – Newspaper reports ask for more autonomy in Yugoslavia
125. October 31, 1989 – debut performance of “Love Letters” by AR Gurney in NYC
126. October 31, 1989 – atomic test by France at Mururoa island
127. October 31, 1989 – installation of Turgat Ozal as president of Turkey
128. October 31, 1989 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada
129. October 31, 1990 – Waqar Younis of Pakistan takes 29 sequence wickets, and beats NZ, 3-0
130. October 31, 1991 – US mid-east armistice discussion held in Madrid was attended by Palestinians
131. October 31, 1992 – Don Keller achieves his 18,000th parachuting
132. October 31, 1992 – recant by the Roman Catholic church after 359 years stated that Galileo Galilei was right about the theory that the Earth orbited the Sun
133. October 31, 1992 – A P Indy, Fraise, Gilded Time, Liza, Lure, Paseana, and Thirty Slews competed for the Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Championship held at Gulfstream Park
134. October 31, 1993 – Valedictory of “Wonderful Tennessee” at Plymouth Theatre, NYC after 9 presentations
135. October 31, 1993 – unfortunate incidents at the Ghana-Ivory Coast Football match, claimed 25 people
136. October 31, 1993 – 3.5 million people were unemployed in Germany, a best-ever high
137. October 31, 1993 – Rap Music Star, Tupac Shakur was convicted of a serious attack
138. October 31, 1993 – The Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament was lifted by the US
139. October 31, 1994 – In an air accident involving American Eagle ATR-72 at Gary, India, 68 persons lost their life
140. October 31, 1994 – The musical “Creep” was announced by TLC, which was supposed to be 1st US No.1. It was adjudged as Billboard Song of the Year 1995.
141. October 31, 1995 – agreement of NJ Devils of NHL to remain in NJ
142. October 31, 1996 – An air accident involving Flight 402, a Fokker F 100 of TAM in Sao Paulo, Brazil, leaves many houses damaged and killed 98 plus 2 on the ground
143. October 31, 1997 – Mathew Eappen, 8 ½ months old died while he was in the care of a British nurse, Louise Woodward, aged 19 years. She was awarded a life sentence
144. October 31, 1998 – non-compliance by Iraq with the United Nations Proposal for scrutiny of armaments by UN examiners

145. October 31, 1999 – an agreement between the Roman Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church to terminate the differences that existed for centuries over the character of trust and deliverance by an Announcement on the Philosophy of Justification
146. October 31, 1999 – Jesse Martin, sailor becomes the youngest person to circle the earth without any support in 11 months and returns to Melbourne
147. October 31, 1999 – an air accident involving Flight 990, belonging to Egypt Air during its travel from New York City to Cairo near the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts leaves all 217 on the flight dead
148. October 31, 1999 – Mika Hakkinen was triumphant by 2 points in the 50th Formula One WDC

21st Century – October 31 This Day In History – The 2000s

149. October 31, 2000 – closing down of the Multics Computer Service
150. October 31, 2000 – detonation of a commissioned aircraft Antonov An 26 after ascend in Northern Angola leaves 50 dead
151. October 31, 2000 – a crew of four and 79 passengers lost their life in an air accident involving A Boeing 747-400 belonging to Singapore Airlines and the construction machinery after it took off in Taipei, Taiwan
152. October 31, 2002 – The ex-financial adviser, Andrew Fastow of Enron Corporation was convicted on charges of money laundering, and other illegal dealings which resulted in the breakdown of Enron Corp.The case was heard by a national grand jury in Houston, Texas
153. October 31, 2003 – The restructuring proposals of MCI to exit insolvency were cleared by a bankruptcy court
154. October 31, 2003 – Mahathir Mohamad steps down as Prime Minister of Malaysia after 22 years of reign and Deputy Prime Minister Abdulla Ahmad Badawi succeeds
155. October 31, 2003 – a shark attacks surfer Bethany Hamilton, 13 years of age, and bites off her left arm during surfing in Hawaii

156. October 31, 2010 – Belgium achieves a 0.5% growth in the third quarter during financial slump
157. October 31, 2011 – The census report by the United Nations assessed the population to be at 7 billion
158. October 31, 2011 – The New York Exchange which was closed for 2 days due to Cyclone Storm Sandy, started functioning
159. October 31, 2014 – decoration of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre into baseball’s Hall of Fame
160. October 31, 2015 – All Blacks of New Zealand triumph over Australia’s Wallabies, 34-17 played at Twickenham in London at Ruby World Cup Final
161. October 31, 2015 – 224 passengers of a Russian airliner, died in an air accident in the Sinai Peninsula Egypt
162. October 31, 2015 – The Breeders Cup Classic was achieved by American Pharoah, astride Victor Espinoza at Keeneland
163. October 31, 2016 – installation of Michel Aoun as president of Lebanon, which had no chief for 2 ½ years
165. October 31, 2017 – A man accused of texting 144 foul communications was ordered by a Maui Judge, in Hawaii, to write 144 respects to his ex-girlfriend166. October 31, 2017 – the observations of John Kelley, White House Chief of Staff over the television about the causes of the Civil War did not go well with the public
167. October 31, 2017 – Extremists strike in New York when a waggon kills the public on a cycle route killing 8 and wounding 10
168. October 31, 2017 – the investigating team traced nine mutilated bodies in the residence of Takahiro Shiraishi in Zama, Japan and he was detained the next day

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