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 This day in History - October 31
340 Historic Events for October 31
1846

Donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, construct a winter camp

Event
1847

Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)

Birth
1851

Peter II Petrovic Njegos, bishop of Montenegro (1830-51), dies at 37

Death
1852

Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother)

Birth
1854

Georg A Erman, German Egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt)

Birth
1860

Johan Nathan, murderer, hanged

Death
1860

Juliette Gordon Low, activist/founder (Girl Scouts of America)

Birth
1863

Louis Ludwig Blenker, German/US brig-general (Union), dies at 51

Death
1864

Nevada admitted as 36th state

Event
1865

William Parson, 3rd Earl of Rosse and maker of large telescopes, dies

Death
1868

Standard uniform approved for postal carriers

Event
1870

Mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55

Death
1871

Founding of Netherland Protestant Union in Dokkum

Event
1875

Seerp Anema, poet/writer (Dutch Coasts)

Birth
1876

Eduard van Oort, zoologist (Ornithology of Netherlands)

Birth
1876

Cyclone hits Bengal, about 200,000 die

Event
1879

Big Snake, brother of Ponca chief Standing Bear, dies

Death
1881

Metropolitan club plays its last game of its non-league season They win 80 of 151 games (18-43 versus NL teams)

Event
1887

George Alexander Macfarren, composer, dies at 74

Death
1887

Edouard Lalonde, Canada, NHLer (Mont Canadiens)/lacrosse player

Birth
1887

Chiang Kai-shek, Chekiang Province China, pres of Nationalist China

Birth
1887

Rimski-Korsakov's "Capricio EspagĀ¤ol," premieres in St Petersburg

Event
1888

John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tire

Event
1888

Harold Vincent Milligan, composer

Birth
1888

George Hubert Wilkins, Aust, polar explorer (Flying the Arctic)

Birth