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.
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)
- 1822Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempts to dissolve the Mexican Empire.
- 1863The Maori Wars resumes as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron begin their Invasion of the Waikato.
- 1917World War I: Battle of Beersheba – “last successful cavalry charge in history”.
- 1923The first of 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees Fahrenheit at Marble Bar, Australia.
- 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.
- 1941A fire in a clothing factory in Huddersfield, England kills 49.
- 1959Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to renounce his American citizenship at the US Embassy in Moscow, USSR.
- 1994An American Eagle ATR-72 crashes in Roselawn, Indiana, after circling in icy weather, killing 68 passengers and crew.
- 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.
- 2000A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.
Who were born on October 31?
- 1856Charles Leroux, American balloonist and parachutist (d. 1889)
- 1879Sara Allgood, Irish actress (d. 1950)
- 1890Susie Gibson, American supercentenarian. (d. 2006)
- 1943Paul Frampton, English physicist
- 1948Michael Kitchen, British actor
- 1961Kate Campbell, American musician
- 1970Nicky Wu, Taiwanese actor and martial arts expert
- 1972Shaun Bartlett, South African footballer
- 1973Tim Byrdak, American baseball player
- 1975Johnny Whitworth, American actor
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