On This Day

October 31, 1956 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Britain and France join Israeli forces in Egypt and begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal
  • Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service
  • Rear Adm GJ Dufek becomes 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole

Birthdays in History

  • Anders Lago, Swedish Social Democratic politician, born in Jönköping, Sweden
  • Charles Moore, British editor-in-chief (Sunday Telegraph), born in Hastings, Sussex, England