What Happened on October 31st

Historical Events

  • 1517 Martin Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church - precipitates the Protestant Reformation
  • 1541 Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican
  • 1876 Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), over 200,000 killed
  • 1917 World War I: Battle of Beersheba in southern Palestine- "last successful cavalry charge in history"
  • 1918 Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week
  • 2011 The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations
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Did You Know?

Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

On October 31, 1892

Famous Weddings

  • 1968 Singer Davy Jones (22) weds actress Linda Haines
  • 1970 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) weds singer Michelle Phillips (26) in Mexico
  • 1980 Baptist minister Al Sharpton (26) weds back up singer Kathy Jordan

Famous Divorces

  • 1976 NBA legend Larry Bird (19) divorces highschool sweetheart Janet Condra only 11 months after getting married
  • 2011 Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (31) divorces basketball player Kris Humphries (26) due to irreconcilable differences only 72 days after getting married
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