Today in History
Today is Saturday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2015. There are 61 days left in the year. This is
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 31, 1517,
On this date:
In 1795, English poet John Keats was born in London.
In 1864, Nevada became the 36th state as
In 1887, Nationalist Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek was born in Zhejiang Province.
In 1926, magician
In 1941, the Navy destroyer USS Reuben James was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Iceland with the loss of some 100 lives, even though the United States had not yet entered World War II. Work was completed on the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, begun in 1927.
In 1955, Britain's Princess Margaret ended weeks of speculation by announcing she would not marry Royal Air Force Group Captain Peter Townsend.
In 1961, the body of Josef Stalin was removed from Lenin's Tomb as part of the Soviet Union's "de-Stalinization" drive.
In 1964, Theodore C. Freeman, 34, became the first member of
In 1968, President
In 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two Sikh (seek) security guards.
In 1994, a Chicago-bound American Eagle ATR-72 crashed in northern Indiana, killing all 68 people aboard.
In 1999, EgyptAir Flight 990, bound from New York to Cairo, crashed off the Massachusetts coast, killing all 217 people aboard.
Ten years ago: President
Five years ago: A former teenage
One year ago: Commercial space tourism suffered a huge setback when a prototype passenger rocket,
Today's Birthdays: Actress Lee Grant is 90. Former astronaut Michael Collins is 85. Former