On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1918

Historical Events

  • Short-lived Banat Republic founded in territory where Romania, Hungary and Serbia meet

Historic DiscoverySpanish Flu

Spanish flu kills 21,000 people in the US in a single week

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Staff of the American Red Cross remove a Spanish flu victim from a house in St. Louis, Missouri, during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic
Staff of the American Red Cross remove a Spanish flu victim from a house in St. Louis, Missouri, during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic
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Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American parapsychologist and reincarnation expert, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Egon Schiele, Austrian painter and graphic artist, dies at 28
  • [Stephen] Istv├ín Tisza, Hungarian PM (1903-05, 1913-17), assassinated by soldiers at 57
1918 Highlights

About October 31, 1918

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 102 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio