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Saturday October 31, 2020

October 31: Day of the Week

October 31, 2020 is the 305th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Scorpio is the zodiac 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.

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October 31 Historical Event(s)

  • 1822
    Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempts to dissolve the Mexican Empire.
  • 1863
    The Maori Wars resumes as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron begin their Invasion of the Waikato.
  • 1913
    Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States.
  • 1941
    A fire in a clothing factory in Huddersfield, England kills 49.
  • 1956
    Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
  • 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
    Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
  • 2000
    A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members.
  • 2000
    A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.
  • 2003
    Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir’s 22 years in power.

Who were born on October 31?

  • 1711
    Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (d. 1778)
  • 1795
    John Keats, British poet (d. 1821)
  • 1851
    Lovisa of Sweden, queen of Denmark (d. 1926)
  • 1927
    Lee Grant, American actress
  • 1929
    Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player (d. 2004)
  • 1946
    Stephen Rea, Irish actor
  • 1955
    Michalis Chrysohoidis, Greek politician
  • 1975
    Fabio Celestini, Swiss footballer
  • 1980
    Samaire Armstrong, American actress
  • 1987
    Nick Foligno, Canadian ice hockey player

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