October 31, 2014
Today is 304th day of the year
62 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1632 - "Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter"
  • 1795 - "John Keats, English poet; works include 'Ode to a Nightingale'"
  • 1920 - "Dick Francis, Former Royal National Hunt jockey, turned author"
  • 1926 - "Sir Jimmy Saville, Charity fund raiser and radio/TV entertainer"
  • 1929 - "Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player"
  • 1930 - "Mike Collins, US astronaut, and command module pilot of Apollo 11"
  • 1945 - "Barrie Keefe, Dramatist, work includes 'The Long Good Friday'"
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events today

  • 1485 - The coronation of Henry VII took place
  • 1903 - "In Glasgow, the Hampden Park football ground was opened"
  • 1922 - Benito Mussolini became Prime Minister and Dictator of Italy
  • 1926 - "The escape artist Harry Houdini died in hospital, of a burst appendix"
  • 1951 - "In Britain, 'Zebra' crossings came into use for the first time"
  • 1952 - The US detonated its first hydrogen bomb at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific
  • 1984 - "In India, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was murdered by members of her bodyguard"
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