Osun Defender History Corner: October 31st In Focus

Osun Defender History Corner: October 31st In Focus
  • PublishedOctober 31, 2023

Today on the history corner, we took a trip down, in the realm of flashback and we were able to recall some events that marked this day.

October 31st, 1517

Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation.

October 31st, 1864

Nevada became the 36th state of the United States.

October 31st, 1926

Magician Harry Houdini died on Halloween in Detroit, Michigan.

October 31st, 1941

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota was completed.

October 31st, 1952

The United States successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb at the Ivy Mike nuclear test.

October 31st, 1956

Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole.

October 31st, 1963

The Zodiac Killer’s first known murder occurred in Riverside, California.

October 31st, 1968

President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam.

October 31st, 1984

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her bodyguards.

October 31st, 1994

The domain name was registered.

October 31st, 2000

Soyuz TM-31 launched, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station.

October 31st, 2003

A European heatwave reached its peak, causing thousands of deaths in various countries.

October 31st, 2011

The global population reached 7 billion people, according to the United Nations.

October 31st, 2015

A Russian Airbus A321 crashed in the Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board.

October 31st, 2017

NASA announced the discovery of an interstellar object, ‘Oumuamua, passing through our solar system.

October 31st, 2019

The United Kingdom formally left the European Union.

October 31st, 2020

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touched down on the asteroid Bennu to collect a sample.

October 31st, 2021

The COP26 climate conference began in Glasgow, Scotland, with the goal of addressing climate change.

October 31st, 2021

Celebrations of Halloween occurred worldwide, with costumes, parties, and trick-or-treating.

October 31st, 2021

Many countries observed Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday to honor deceased loved ones.

Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on October 31st. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.

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