Historical Events for 31st October 2018

1759 – Earthquake in Safed, Palestine kills hundred
1808 – Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain
1837 – Collision of river boat Monmouth and Trement on Mississippi; 300 die
1888 – Scottish vet John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tyre
1951 – French Second Chamber accepts the Schuman Plan
1962 – “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” horror film released directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, based on novel by Henry Farrell
1963 – Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at ‘Holiday on Ice’ in Indiana
1987 – American jockey Chris Antley becomes first rider to win 9 races in a day (4 at Aqueduct / 5 at The Meadowlands)
1995 – NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ
2011 – The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations

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