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October 31st In Pop Culture History

683 - During the second Second Islamic Civil War and the Siege of Mecca, the Kaaba caught fire and burned down.

October 31, 1492 (fiction) Sir Nicholas Mimsy-Porpington was beheaded, Harry Potter

1517 - Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

October 31, 1693 (fiction) The Sanderon Sisters, Winifred, Sarah and Mary, were found guilty of witchcraft and hanged, Hocus Pocus, Film

1913 - Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. It was the first automobile highway going across United States.

1926 - Magician Harry Houdini died of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured (after an unexpected puch to the stomach a few days earlier).

1941 - Mount Rushmore is completed, featuring the sculpted head of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

1964 - #1 Hit October 31, 1964 - November 27, 1964: The Supremes - Baby Love

1968 - "October Surprise" - Just before the US elections, US President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that he had ordered a complete cessation of "all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam" effective November 1.

1969 - Wal-mart incorporated in Arkansas.

October 31, 1981 (fiction) RIP Lily and James Potter, killed by Voldemort, Harry Potter

1991 - Are You Afraid of The Dark premiered on Nickelodeon

1998 - WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin became one of the first high-definition broadcasts in digital television.

2011 - Today is the date that there were 7 billion people living on Earth.

October 31st Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Dan Rather (1931)
Vanilla Ice (1968)
Rogers Stevens (1970)
John Candy (1950)
Dale Evans (1912)
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