Today in History

What happened on the 31st of October in history?

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  • 1517
    Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses begins Protestant Reformation
  • 1793
    Execution of the Girondins at Paris during the Reign of Terror.
  • 1864
    Nevada admitted as 36th state.
  • 1865
    William Parson 3rd Earl of Rosse & maker of large telescopes dies
  • 1922
    Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy.
  • 1926
    Erich Weiss better known as Magician Harry Houdini dies.
  • 1952
    1st thermonuclear bomb detonated - Marshall Islands
  • 1956
    Bkln NY ends streetcar service
  • 1956
    1st American to land by air at South Pole - GJ Dufek
  • 1959
    Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US
  • 1968
    President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam.
  • 1980
    Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16 806 m).