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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, October 31, 2023

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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