What are the important events that happened on October 31? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 31: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 31 is the 305th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 18, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 410,520 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectapentagon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 89 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,410 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 31 Historical Events

  • 1517
    Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
  • 1822
    Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempts to dissolve the Mexican Empire.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Citing failing health, Union General Winfield Scott resigns as Commander of the United States Army.
  • 1863
    The Maori Wars resumes as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron begin their Invasion of the Waikato.
  • 1926
    Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.
  • 1973
    Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape. Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, Republic of Ireland aboard a hijacked helicopter that lands in the exercise yard.
  • 1994
    An American Eagle ATR-72 crashes in Roselawn, Indiana, after circling in icy weather, killing 68 passengers and crew.
  • 1996
    A Fokker F100 operating as TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais Flight 402 crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.
  • 1999
    EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
  • 2003
    A bankruptcy court approves MCI’s reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.

Who were born on October 31?

  • 1599
    Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (d. 1680)
  • 1622
    Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)
  • 1920
    Fritz Walter, German footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1922
    Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1928
    Cleo Moore, American actress (d. 1973)
  • 1942
    David Ogden Stiers, American actor
  • 1946
    Norman Lovett, British actor
  • 1957
    Shirley Phelps-Roper, American attorney
  • 1986
    Brent Corrigan, American pornographic actor
  • 1990
    Lil' JJ, American comedian and actor

Who died on October 31?

  • 1517
    Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)
  • 1884
    Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (b. 1858)
  • 1913
    William Evans-Gordon, British politician (b. 1857)
  • 1916
    Charles Taze Russell, American religious figure (b. 1852)
  • 1939
    Otto Rank, Austrian psychologist (b. 1884)
  • 1991
    Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • 1993
    River Phoenix, American actor (b. 1970)
  • 2002
    Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician (b. 1903)
  • 2006
    Peter Fryer, English writer and journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2007
    Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby footballer (b. 1951)

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