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 This day in History - October 31
340 Historic Events for October 31
1914

Great Britain and France declare war on Turkey

Event
1916

Clare Kummer's "Good Gracious Annabelle," premieres in NYC

Event
1917

William Hardy McNeill, historian (Rise of the West)

Birth
1917

Erik Routley, composer

Birth
1917

Eugene O'Neill's "In the Zone," premieres in NYC

Event
1917

Tibby Cotter, cricketer (at Beersheba 49 wickets for Australia), dies

Death
1918

Stephen Tisza, Hungarian PM (-1917), assassinated by soldiers

Death
1918

Egon Schiele, Austria painter/graphic artist, dies at 28

Death
1918

Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week

Event
1920

Romania annexes Bessarabia

Event
1920

Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)

Birth
1921

Federation Sportive Feminine Intl forms (1st woman track and field assn)

Event
1922

Karel and Josef Cap‚k's "World We Live In," premieres in NYC

Event
1922

Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy

Event
1922

Norodom Sihanouk, king/pres/prem Cambodia (My War with the CIA)

Birth
1922

Barbara Bel Geddes, NYC, actress (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught)

Birth
1923

Hicks B Waldron, Amsterdam NY, CEO (Avon)

Birth
1925

Max Linder, actor (Man in the Silk Hat), dies at 41

Death
1925

Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad Shah in Persia

Event
1926

Shirley Dinsdale, SF Calif, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters)

Birth
1926

Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], US magician, dies in Detroit

Death
1927

Lee Grant, [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], NYC, actress (Shampoo, Landlord)

Birth
1928

Andrew Sarris, movie critic (Village Voice)

Birth
1929

Bud Spencer, Italian actor (Aladdin, Extralarge, Go For It)

Birth
1930

Ray Crane, trumpeter

Birth