About October 31

October 31, 2021 is the 304th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 93 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 31

  • 1587
    Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
  • 1876
    A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 deaths.
  • 1913
    Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States.
  • 1913
    The Indianapolis Street Car Strike and subsequent riot begins.
  • 1918
    Banat Republic is founded
  • 1923
    The first of 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees Fahrenheit at Marble Bar, Australia.
  • 1924
    World Savings Day is announced in Milan, Italy by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks).
  • 1940
    World War II: The Battle of Britain ends – the United Kingdom prevents a possible German invasion.
  • 1941
    After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.
  • 1943
    World War II: An F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception.
  • 1961
    In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin’s body is removed from Lenin’s Tomb.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
  • 1999
    Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
  • 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
    A bankruptcy court approves MCI’s reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.

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