Lost and Found – October 31st Edition

What to remember about October 31st…

  • 1517  Martin Luther, Instigator of the Protestant Reformation, sends his letter and The Ninety-Five Thesis to his bishop
  • 1776  In speech to parliament, King George III acknowledges that war in America is going badly
  • 1864  Nevada is admitted to the Union as 36th state
  • 1926  Master escape artist and magician Harry Houdini dies in Detroit, Michigan of a ruptured appendix
  • 1941  Work ends on the carvings at Mt. Rushmore
  • 1941  USS Reuben James is torpedoed by German U-Boat; is 1st U.S. Navy vessel sunk in enemy action of WWII
  • 1959  Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to renounce his U.S. citizenship at embassy in Moscow, U.S.S.R.
  • 1968  President Johnson halts bombing of North Vietnam days before the election citing progress at peace talks
  • 2000  Russian Soyuz TM-31 launches with 1st resident crew for the International Space Station
  • 2003  While surfing, 13-year old Bethany Hamilton loses her arm in shark attack; her autobiography Soul Surfer becomes film in 2011
  • 2005  President George W. Bush nominates Judge Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court

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