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Tuesday October 31, 2023

October 31: Day of the Week

October 31, 2023 is the 304th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 1587
    Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Citing failing health, Union General Winfield Scott resigns as Commander of the United States Army.
  • 1864
    Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
  • 1918
    Banat Republic is founded
  • 1926
    Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.
  • 1956
    Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
  • 1997
    19-year-old British au pair Louise Woodward, convicted by a Cambridge, Massachusetts, jury of second-degree murder the day before, is sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1999
    EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
  • 2000
    A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.
  • 2011
    The world population is now over 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations

Who were born on October 31?

  • 1620
    John Evelyn, English diarist (d. 1706)
  • 1825
    Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal (d. 1892)
  • 1831
    Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist (d. 1910)
  • 1835
    Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1892
    Alexander Alekhine, Russian chess player (d. 1946)
  • 1928
    Cleo Moore, American actress (d. 1973)
  • 1934
    Fillie Lyckow, Swedish actress
  • 1945
    Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor
  • 1947
    Deidre Hall, American actress
  • 1947
    Herman Van Rompuy, Belgian politician

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