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.
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)
- 1587Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.
- 1861American Civil War: Citing failing health, Union General Winfield Scott resigns as Commander of the United States Army.
- 1864Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
- 1918Banat Republic is founded
- 1926Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.
- 1956Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2011The world population is now over 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations
Who were born on October 31?
- 1620John Evelyn, English diarist (d. 1706)
- 1825Charles Lavigerie, French cardinal (d. 1892)
- 1831Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist (d. 1910)
- 1835Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
- 1892Alexander Alekhine, Russian chess player (d. 1946)
- 1928Cleo Moore, American actress (d. 1973)
- 1934Fillie Lyckow, Swedish actress
- 1945Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor
- 1947Deidre Hall, American actress
- 1947Herman Van Rompuy, Belgian politician
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