October 31: Day of the Week
October 31, 2019 is the 304th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 61 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 475Romulus Augustulus is proclaimed Western Roman Emperor.
- 1863The Maori Wars resumes as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron begin their Invasion of the Waikato.
- 1876A monster cyclone ravages India, resulting in over 200,000 deaths.
- 1913Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States.
- 1954Algerian War of Independence: The Algerian National Liberation Front begins a revolt against French rule.
- 1963An explosion at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum (now Pepsi Coliseum) in Indianapolis kills 74 people during an ice skating show. The explosion also injures 400. A faulty propane tank connection in a concession stand is blamed.
- 1994An American Eagle ATR-72 crashes in Roselawn, Indiana, after circling in icy weather, killing 68 passengers and crew.
- 199719-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.
- 2003A bankruptcy court approves MCI’s reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.
- 2003Bethany Hamilton is attacked by a tiger shark and loses her left arm and three liters of blood.
Who were born on October 31?
- 1825Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal (d. 1892)
- 1915Jane Jarvis, American jazz pianist (d. 2010)
- 1925John Pople, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
- 1928Cleo Moore, American actress (d. 1973)
- 1961Kate Campbell, American musician
- 1963Dunga, Brazilian footballer and manager
- 1966Adam Horovitz (Adrock), American rapper (Beastie Boys)
- 1967Buddy Lazier, American race car driver
- 1970Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
- 1988Cole Aldrich, American basketball player
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