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.
- 1913Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States.
- 1941A fire in a clothing factory in Huddersfield, England kills 49.
- 1956Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
- 1973Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape. Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, Republic of Ireland aboard a hijacked helicopter that lands in the exercise yard.
- 1999Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
- 2000A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and four crew members.
- 2000A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50.
- 2003Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir’s 22 years in power.
Who were born on October 31?
- 1711Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (d. 1778)
- 1795John Keats, British poet (d. 1821)
- 1851Lovisa of Sweden, queen of Denmark (d. 1926)
- 1927Lee Grant, American actress
- 1929Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player (d. 2004)
- 1946Stephen Rea, Irish actor
- 1955Michalis Chrysohoidis, Greek politician
- 1975Fabio Celestini, Swiss footballer
- 1980Samaire Armstrong, American actress
- 1987Nick Foligno, Canadian ice hockey player
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