Historical Events on October 31, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on October 31st This Day in History

Year Name
2020 Berlin Brandenburg Airport opens its doors after nearly 10 years of delays due to construction issues and project corruption.
2017 A truck drives into a crowd in Lower Manhattan, New York City, killing eight people.
2015 Metrojet Flight 9268 is bombed over the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board.
2014 During a test flight, the VSS Enterprise, a Virgin Galactic experimental spaceflight test vehicle, suffers a catastrophic in-flight breakup and crashes in the Mojave Desert, California,
2011 The global population of humans reaches seven billion. This day is now recognized by the United Nations as the Day of Seven Billion.
2003 Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir's 22 years in power.
2002 A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas indicts former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.
2000 Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been crewed continuously since then.
2000 Singapore Airlines Flight 006 crashes on takeoff from Taipei, killing 83.
1999 Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean near Nantucket, killing all 217 people on board.
1998 Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.
1996 TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais Flight 402 crashes in São Paulo, Brazil, killing 99 people.
1994 American Eagle Flight 4184 crashes near Roselawn, Indiana killing all 68 people on board.
1984 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two Sikh security guards. Riots break out in New Delhi and other cities and around 3,000 Sikhs are killed.
1979 Western Airlines Flight 2605 crashes on landing in Mexico City, killing 73 people.
1973 Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape. Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin aboard a hijacked helicopter that landed in the exercise yard.
1968 Vietnam War October surprise: Citing progress with the Paris peace talks, US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces to the nation that he has ordered a complete cessation of "all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam" effective November 1.
1963 Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum gas explosion: A gas explosion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum in Indianapolis kills 81 people and injures another 400 during an ice show.
1961 In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin's body is removed from the Lenin's Mausoleum, also known as the Lenin Tomb.
1956 Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
1956 Hungarian Revolution of 1956: A Revolutionary Headquarters is established in Hungary. Following Imre Nagy's announcement of October 30, banned non-Communist political parties are reformed, and the MDP is replaced by the MSZMP. József Mindszenty is released from prison. The Soviet Politburo makes the decision to crush the Revolution.
1943 World War II: An F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception by a United States Navy or Marine Corps aircraft.
1941 After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.
1941 World War II: The destroyer USS Reuben James is torpedoed by a German U-boat near Iceland, killing more than 100 U.S. Navy sailors. It is the first U.S. Navy vessel sunk by enemy action in WWII.
1940 World War II: The Battle of Britain ends: The United Kingdom prevents a possible German invasion.
1938 Great Depression: In an effort to restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.
1924 World Savings Day is announced in Milan, Italy by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks).
1923 The first of 160 consecutive days of 100° Fahrenheit at Marble Bar, Western Australia.
1922 Benito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy
1918 World War I: The Aster Revolution terminates the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, and Hungary achieves full sovereignty.
1917 World War I: Battle of Beersheba: The "last successful cavalry charge in history".
1913 Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile highway across United States.
1913 The Indianapolis Streetcar Strike and subsequent riot begins.
1907 The Parliament of Finland approved the Prohibition Act, but the law was not implemented because it was not ratified by Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.[2]
1903 The Purdue Wreck, a railroad train collision in Indianapolis, kills 17 people, including 14 players of the Purdue University football team.
1895 The strongest earthquake in the Midwestern United States since 1812 strikes near Charleston, Missouri, causing damage and killing at least two.
1864 Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
1863 The New Zealand Wars resume as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron begin their Invasion of the Waikato.
1822 Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempts to dissolve the Congress of the Mexican Empire.
1587 Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.
1517 Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
932 Abbasid caliph al-Muqtadir is killed while fighting against the forces of general Mu'nis al-Muzaffar. Al-Muqtadir's brother al-Qahir is chosen to succeed him.
802 Empress Irene is deposed and banished to Lesbos. Conspirators place Nikephoros, the minister of finance, on the Byzantine throne.
683 During the Siege of Mecca, the Kaaba catches fire and is burned down.
475 Romulus Augustulus is proclaimed Western Roman Emperor.
Famous People Born on October 31

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Year Name
1887 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey player and lacrosse player (d. 1970)
1892 Alexander Alekhine, Russian chess player and author (d. 1946)
1990 JID, American rapper
1965 Denis Irwin, Irish footballer and journalist
1912 Dale Evans, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2001)
1933 Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1956 Bruce Bawer, American poet and critic
1930 Michael Collins, American general, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2021)
1876 Natalie Clifford Barney, American poet and playwright (d. 1972)
1896 Ethel Waters, American singer and actress (d. 1977)
Famous People Deaths On October 31

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Date Name
1659 John Bradshaw, English lawyer and judge, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (b. 1602)
1320 Ricold of Monte Croce, Italian Dominican missionary (b. 1242)
1869 Charles A. Wickliffe, American politician, 14th Governor of Kentucky (b. 1788)
2000 Ring Lardner, Jr., American journalist and screenwriter (b. 1915)
2014 David Manker Abshire, American commander and diplomat, United States Permanent Representative to NATO (b. 1926)
1988 John Houseman, Romanian-born American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1902)
2005 Hal Anger, American biophysicist and engineer (b. 1920)
1335 Marie of Évreux, Duchess Consort of Brabant (b. 1303)
1992 Gary Rippingale, English ice hockey player (b. 1974)
1944 Joseph Hubert Priestley, British botanist (b. 1883)