Today in History for 31st October 2019

Historical Events

1649 – John Wallis, newly appointed Savilian Professorof Geometry at Oxford University, gives his Inaugural lecture
1864 – Nevada admitted as 36th state of the Union
1905 – Great revolutionary demonstration for amnesty in St Petersburg
1959 – Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to USA
1968 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
1993 – 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match

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Famous Birthdays

1902 – Eduard Franz, American actor (Zorro), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
1920 – Fritz Walter, German footballer, born in Kaiserslautern, Germany (d. 2002)
1930 – Ray Crane, English trumpeter, born in Skegness, Lincolnshire (d. 1994)
1947 – Russ Ballard, English rocker (Argent), born in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England
1960 – Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran, born in Tehran, Iran
1966 – Koji Kanemoto, Japanese wrestler (NJPW/AAA/UWA, Tiger Mask, King Lee), born in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

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Famous Deaths

1556 – John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50
1664 – Willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz, viceroy of Friesland, dies at 51
1969 – Hugo Pfister, Swiss composer, dies at 55
1987 – Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image), dies at 83
1995 – Henry A Walter Richard Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland, dies at 42
1995 – Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, dies at 94

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