October 31st

Day of Seven Billion. The world's official population reached 7 billion on approximately this day. The United Nations Population Fund designated it as the Day of Seven Billion.
Day of Seven Billion
EgyptAir Flight 990 crash. EgyptAir Flight 990 crashed off the Eastern coast of the US, killing all 217 people aboard.
Gameel Al-Batouti
Pope John Paul II admitted that the Roman Catholic Church had erred in convicting Galileo of heresy 350 years earlier.
Wikipedia:Reference desk archive/Humanities/February 2006 ...
Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated.
Assassination of Indira Gandhi
South Yemen adopts constitution. The short-lived People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, or South Yemen, adopted its constitution. South Yemen eventually unified with North Yemen in 1990 to create what is today called Yemen
Supreme People's Council (South Yemen)
Rear Admiral G. J. Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole.
George J. Dufek
Work on the Mount Rushmore monument was completed.
Mount Rushmore
Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week.
1918 flu pandemic
World War I: Battle of Beersheba in southern Palestine - "last successful cavalry charge in history" performed by the 4th Australian Light Horse.
Battle of Beersheba (1917)
Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), over 200,000 killed.
1876 Bangladesh cyclone
Nevada became the 36th state.
History of Nevada
A heavy snowfall trapped the Donner Party in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Donner Party
Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting "The Last Judgement" in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican City.
The Last Judgment (Michelangelo)
Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
All Saints' Church, Wittenberg
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