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 This day in History - October 31
340 Historic Events for October 31
1950

Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Lost Paradise), dies at 72

Death
1951

Second Chamber accept plan-Schuman

Event
1952

1st thermonuclear bomb detonated-Marshall Islands

Event
1952

Bernard Edwards, Greenville NC, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love)

Birth
1953

TV broadcasting begins in Belgium

Event
1953

John Lucas, Durham NC, NBA guard (Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee)

Birth
1954

Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Texas Golf Open

Event
1954

Algerian Revolution against French begins

Event
1954

KREM TV channel 2 in Spokane, WA (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1955

Mgr Alfrink appointed archbishop of Utrecht

Event
1956

1st American to land an airplane at South Pole-Rear Adm GJ Dufek

Event
1956

Britain and France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal

Event
1956

Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service

Event
1956

Pietro Badoglio, Premier of Italy (1943-44), dies at 85

Death
1957

"Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances

Event
1958

Russell Earl Cochran, Paducah KY, PGA golfer (1991 Centel Western)

Birth
1959

Val Kilmer, actor (Top Secret, Batman Forever)

Birth
1959

Ann Henricksson, St Paul MN, tennis star

Birth
1959

Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US

Event
1959

USSR and Egypt sign contracts for building Aswan Dam

Event
1960

Janice Harrer, Torrance Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Oly-96)

Birth
1960

Reza Pahlavi, Iran, son of Shah of Iran

Birth
1960

H L Davis, US writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64

Death
1960

Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die

Event
1961

Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras

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