On This Day in History for October 31 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 125 of 125

  • 1989 Turgat Ozal elected president of Turkey
  • 1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1990 Pakistan make 3-0 drubbing of NZ, Waqar Younis 29 series wkts
  • 1991 Palestinians attend US mideast peace talks in Madrid
  • 1992 Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky diver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei
  • 1993 Germany unemployment hits country record of 3.5 million
  • 1994 American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed
  • 1996 Transportes Aéreos Regionais (TAM) Flight 402, a Fokker F100, crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.
  • 1997 British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life for the death of Matthew Eappen 8½ months (judge changes to time served)
  • 1998 Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.
  • 1999 Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran Church leaders sign the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, ending a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.
  • 1999 EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
  • 2000 The last Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) machine was shut down.
  • 2000 A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50
  • 2000 A 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
  • 2002 A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.
  • 2003 A bankruptcy court approves MCI's reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.
  • 2003 Mahathir 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.
  • 2010 Belgium leaves the recession with 0.5% growth in the third quarter
  • 2011 The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations
  • 2012 The New York stock exchange opens after being closed for two days after Hurricane Sandy
  • 2015 Ruby World Cup Final: New Zealand's All Blacks defeat Australia's Wallabies 34-17 at Twickenham in London
  • 2015 Russian airliner crashes killing all 224 on board in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt - Russia's worst air disaster
  • 2015 Breeders Cup Classic: American Pharoah ridden by Victor Espinoza wins at Keeneland

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Deaths in History

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