What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 18, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 445,584 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 104 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 2,871 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 31 Historical Events

  • 1954
    Algerian War of Independence: The Algerian National Liberation Front begins a revolt against French rule.
  • 1959
    Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to renounce his American citizenship at the US Embassy in Moscow, USSR.
  • 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
    Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
  • 2003
    Bethany Hamilton is attacked by a tiger shark and loses her left arm and three liters of blood.

Who were born on October 31?

  • 1920
    Fritz Walter, German footballer (d. 2002)
  • 1941
    Derek Bell, British racing driver
  • 1961
    Larry Mullen, Irish drummer (U2)
  • 1974
    Natasja Saad, Danish hip hop and reggae artist (d. 2007)
  • 1988
    Sébastien Buemi, Swiss racing driver

Who died on October 31?

  • 1913
    William Evans-Gordon, British politician (b. 1857)
  • 1984
    Indira Gandhi, Indian politician (b. 1917)
  • 1985
    Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)
  • 1988
    Alfred Pellan, Québécois painter (b. 1906)
  • 2010
    Theodore Sorensen, American lawyer and special counsel to John F. Kennedy (b. 1928)

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