October 31 is the 304th day of the year There are 61 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
+ 1864 – Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
+ 1903 – The Purdue Wreck, a railroad train collision in Indianapolis, kills 17 people, including 14 players of the Purdue University football team.
+ 1913 – Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile highway across United States.
+ 1941 – After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.
+ 2002 – A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas indicts former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.
( Births )
+ 1912 – Dale Evans, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2001)
+ 1931 – Dan Rather, American journalist
+ 1935 – Dale Brown, American basketball player and coach
+ 1936 – Michael Landon, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1991)
+ 1950 – John Candy, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1994)
+ 1951 – Nick Saban, American football player and coach
+ 1967 – Vanilla Ice, American rapper, television personality, and real estate investor