About October 31

October 31, 2022 is the 304th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Scorpio is the sun 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 83 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 31

  • 1822
    Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempts to dissolve the Mexican Empire.
  • 1876
    A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 deaths.
  • 1913
    The Indianapolis Street Car Strike and subsequent riot begins.
  • 1917
    World War I: Battle of Beersheba – “last successful cavalry charge in history”.
  • 1918
    Banat Republic is founded
  • 1940
    World War II: The Battle of Britain ends – the United Kingdom prevents a possible German invasion.
  • 1941
    World War II: The destroyer USS Reuben James is torpedoed by a German U-boat near Iceland, killing more than 100 United States Navy sailors. It is the first U.S. Navy vessel sunk by enemy action in WWII.
  • 1943
    World War II: An F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception.
  • 1944
    Dr. jur. Erich Göstl, a member of the Waffen SS, is awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, to recognise extreme battlefield bravery, after losing his face and eyes during the Battle of Normandy.
  • 1954
    Algerian War of Independence: The Algerian National Liberation Front begins a revolt against French rule.
  • 1956
    Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
  • 1961
    In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin’s body is removed from Lenin’s Tomb.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members.
  • 2000
    A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.
  • 2000
    Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been continuously crewed since.
  • 2002
    A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas indicts former Enron Corp. 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.
  • 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.

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