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Daily Calendar for Sunday, October 31, 2021

Born

  • John Keats (poet)
  • Richard Morris Hunt (architect)
  • Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman (author)
  • Ethel Waters (actress)
  • Lee Grant (actress)
  • Dan Rather (newscaster)
  • Michael Landon (actor)
  • Brian Piccolo (football player)
  • Frank Shorter (runner)
  • Jane Pauley (broadcast journalist)
  • John Candy (actor)
  • Peter Jackson (director)
  • Rob Schneider (actor)
  • Mike O'Malley (actor)
  • Eddie Kaye Thomas (actor)
  • Samaire Armstrong (actress)

Died

  • Harry Houdini (magician)
  • George Halas (football coach)
  • Federico Fellini (filmmaker)
  • River Phoenix (actor)

Events

  • Martin Luther affixed his 95 Theses to door of Wittenberg Castle Church
  • Nevada admitted to the Union as the 36th state
  • The U.S. naval destroyer Reuben James was torpedoed by a German submarine and sunk off the coast of Iceland, despite the fact that the U.S. was not at war with Germany
  • After 14 years of work, drilling was completed on Mount Rushmore, near Keystone, South Dakota
  • Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, is assassinated by two of her Sikh bodyguards in New Delhi. Rajiv Gandhi is inaugurated as his mother’s successor
  • Due to ice build up on its wings, an American Eagle commuter plane crashed in Roselawn, Indiana, killing all 68 passengers and crew members aboard

Weather

  • The temperature at Minneapolis, Minnesota, reached 83 degrees F
  • New York City experienced an October high temperature of 95 degrees F

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