Tuesday, October 31, 2023

History for October 31

History for October 31 - On-This-Day.com 
Chiang Kai-Shek 1887
  • 1517 - Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.
  • 1922 - Benito Mussolini became prime minister of Italy.
  • 1940 - The British air victory in the Battle of Britain prevented Germany from invading Britain.
  • 1941 - Mount Rushmore was declared complete after 14 years of work. At the time the 60-foot busts of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were finished..
  • 1969 - Wal-Mart Discount City stores were incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • 1984 - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated near her residence by two Sikh security guards. Her son, Rajiv, was sworn in as prime minister.

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