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This Day in History for October 31

This Day In History1868 – Standard uniform approved for US postal carriers.

1892 – Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

1906 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Caesar & Cleopatra” premieres in NYC.

1913 – 1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated.

1918 – Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week.

1922 – Karel & Josef Capek’s “World We Live In” premieres in NYC.

1938 – Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.

1941 – Prior to US joining WWII, German submarine U-552 torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James near Iceland.

1950 – Collazo & Torresola attempt to assassinate Harry Truman in Washington, D.C.

1956 – Rear Admiral GJ Dufek becomes 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole.

1959 – Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to USA.

1961 – Federal judge rules that laws in Birmingham, Alabama, against integrated playing fields are illegal.

1963 – Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at ‘Holiday on Ice’ in Indiana.

1968 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam.

1972 – NC native Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award.

1988 – 19 degrees F, lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in October.

1994 – American Eagle ATR-72 crashed at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed.

2002 – A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicted 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.

2011 – The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations.

2017 – John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff comments in TV interview that “the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War”, draws criticism.

2017 – Judge on Maui, Hawaii orders man to write ex-girlfriend 144 compliments after violating protection order to send 144 nasty text messages.

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