October 31: Day of the Week
October 31, 2018 was the 304th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 61 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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)
- 1517Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
- 1917World War I: Battle of Beersheba – “last successful cavalry charge in history”.
- 1938Great Depression: In an effort to restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.
- 1940World War II: The Battle of Britain ends – the United Kingdom prevents a possible German invasion.
- 1941A fire in a clothing factory in Huddersfield, England kills 49.
- 1996A Fokker F100 operating as TAM Transportes Aéreos Regionais Flight 402 crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.
- 1998Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.
- 1999EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
- 2000A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.
- 2000Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first resident crew to the International Space Station. The ISS has been continuously crewed since.
Who were born on October 31?
- 1856Charles Leroux, American balloonist and parachutist (d. 1889)
- 1860Juliette Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts (d. 1927)
- 1935David Harvey, British-American academic
- 1947Herman Van Rompuy, Belgian politician
- 1954Ken Wahl, American actor
- 1961Kate Campbell, American musician
- 1968Antonio Davis, American basketball player
- 1970Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
- 1980Marcel Meeuwis, Dutch footballer
- 1984Pat Murray, American football player
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