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October 31, 1926 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

MurderAssassination Attempt

Failed assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini by 15-year-old Anteo Zamboni, who was lynched on the spot

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

Birthdays in History

  • Jimmy Savile, English entertainer and suspected sexual predator, born in Leeds (d. 2011)

Deaths in History

Person of interestHarry Houdini

Harry Houdini [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured

Magician and Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician and Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
1926 in History