Today in History
Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on October 31 throughout history. The 304th day of the Gregorian calendar is October 31st. The UN declared this day the Day of the Seven Billion because the world’s population had surpassed seven billion people; Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her bodyguards; and Mount Rushmore was completed after 14 years of labour.
Scorpio is the zodiac sign for October 31. Dan Rather and John Candy are two famous people that were born on October 31st. Today is National Candy Apple Day and Halloween.
(October 31, 1517)
(October 31, 1941) Mount Rushmore National Memorial was constructed in the Black Hills of South Dakota after nearly 15 years of construction; the massive sculpture contains the heads of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. photo source: wikimedia.org