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Historical Events In October - 31

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1916  Clare Kummer's "Good Gracious Annabelle," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1916  On this day in history carl Johan Bernadotte, formerly Prince of Sweden  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1917  On this day in history australian Light Horse charges Turkish positions at Beersheba, Palestine  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1917  On October - 31 major George R. Pearkes (5th Cdn. Mounted Rifles) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1917  On this day in history eugene O'Neill's "In the Zone," premieres in NYC  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1917  On this day in history erik Routley, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1917  Tibby Cotter, cricketer (at Beersheba 49 wickets for Australia), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1918  Egon Schiele, Austria painter/graphic artist, dies at 28 on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1919  Magnus Wenninger, American priest, author of Polyhedron models on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1920  Romania annexes Bessarabia on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1920  Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes) on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1921  On this day in history federation Sportive Feminine Intl forms (1st woman track & field assn)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  On this day in history benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  Benito Mussolini becomes Prime Minister and Dictator of Italy on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1922  On this day in history barbara Bel Geddes, NYC, actress (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1923  On October - 31 hicks B Waldron, Amsterdam NY, CEO (Avon)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1924  World Savings Day was announced in Milano/Italy by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1925  On October - 31 cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad Shah in Persia  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1925  On this day in history max Linder, actor (Man in the Silk Hat), dies at 41  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  On October - 31 shirley Dinsdale, SF Calif, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1926  Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1927  Lee Grant, [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], NYC, actress (Shampoo, Landlord) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1928  On October - 31 andrew Sarris, movie critic (Village Voice)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1929  Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It) on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1930  Michael Collins, Rome, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11) on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1931  Dan Rather, Wharton Tx, news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1932  On October - 31 greek govt of Venizelos falls  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1936  On this day in history the Boy Scouts of the Philippines was formed.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1937  On this day in history spanish govt moves from Valencia to Barcelona  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1938  Orson Wells' radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds" in Mercury Theatre's Halloween treat, tricks thousands on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1938  On this day in history great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1939  27 U boats sunk this month (135,000 ton) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1291  Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet was born on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1345  On October - 31 birth of ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1424  On this day in history birth of wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1538  On this day in history birth of caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1541  Hendrik van Kinschot, Dutch lawyer was born on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1599  Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (d. 1680) was born on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1620  On October - 31 birth of john Evelyn, British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1622  Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In October - 31

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1147  Death of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1448  Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1517  Death of Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472) on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1556  John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50 on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1634  Erasmus Widmann, composer, dies at 62 on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1641  On this day in history cornelis C Jol, [Houtebeen], adm (South-America), dies at about 41  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1654  Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies on October - 31.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1659  Death of John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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