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This Day in History: October 31

October 31: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1864 - Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
  2. 1913 - Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States.
  3. 1924 - World Savings Day is announced in Milan, Italy by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks).
  4. 1941 - After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.
  5. 1999 - Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
  6. Famous Birthdays: John Keats (British poet), Adolf von Baeyer (German chemist, Nobel laureate), Juliette Low (American founder of the Girl Scouts), Katherine Paterson (American children's author), John Pople (English chemist, Nobel laureate)

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