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Holidays and observances

  • All Saints' Day a holy day of obligation (a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries), and its related observance: - Day of the Innocents, The first day of Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos celebration. (Mexico, Haiti)
  • Christian feast day: - Santa Muerte (Folk Catholicism, Mexico and Southwestern United States)
  • Earliest day on which Arbor Day can fall, while 7 November is the latest; celebrated on the first Friday in November. (Samoa)
  • Earliest day on which Children's Day can fall, while 7 November is the latest; celebrated on the first Saturday in November. (South Africa)
  • Earliest day on which Health Day can fall, while 7 November is the latest; celebrated on the first Saturday in November. (Turkmenistan)
  • Earliest day on which National Bison Day can fall, while 7 November is the latest; celebrated on the first Saturday in November. (United States)
  • Liberty Day (United States Virgin Islands)
  • National Brush Day (United States)
  • The first day of winter observances: - Calan Gaeaf, celebrations start at sunset of October 31. (Wales)
  • The first day of winter observances: - Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere and Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere, celebrations start at sunset of October 31 (Neopagan Wheel of the Year)

Events

  • 1982 – Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of its factory in Marysville, Ohio; a Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
  • 1960 – While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.
  • 1954 – The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence.
  • 1952 – The United States successfully detonates Ivy Mike, the first thermonuclear device, at the Eniwetok atoll. The explosion had a yield of ten megatons TNT equivalent.
  • 1951 – Operation Buster–Jangle: Six thousand five hundred American soldiers are exposed to 'Desert Rock' atomic explosions for training purposes in Nevada. Participation is not voluntary.
  • 1945 – The official North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is first published under the name Chongro.
  • 1944 – World War II: A United States Army Air Forces F-13 Superfortress conducted the first flight by an Allied aircraft over the Tokyo region of Japan since the 1942 Doolittle Raid.
  • 1943 – World War II: In the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, United States Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on Bougainville in the Solomon Islands.
  • 1942 – World War II: Matanikau Offensive begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends three days later with an American victory.
  • 1941 – American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
  • 1920 – American fishing schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian fishing schooner Delawana in the First International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • 1916 – Pavel Milyukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the government of Boris Stürmer.
  • 1914 – World War I: The first British Royal Navy defeat of the war with Germany, the Battle of Coronel, is fought off of the western coast of Chile, in the Pacific, with the loss of HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth.
  • 1911 – World's first combat aerial bombing mission takes place in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War. Second Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti of Italy drops several small bombs.
  • 1897 – The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public; the library had previously been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.
  • 1896 – A picture showing the bare breasts of a woman appears in National Geographic magazine for the first time.
  • 1894 – Thomas Edison films American sharpshooter Annie Oakley, which is instrumental in her hiring by Buffalo Bill for his Wild West Show.
  • 1870 – In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott.
  • 1848 – In Boston, Massachusetts, the first medical school for women, Boston Female Medical School (which later merged with the Boston University School of Medicine), opens.
  • 1800 – John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).
  • 1611 – Shakespeare's play The Tempest is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
  • 1604 – William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello is performed for the first time, at Whitehall Palace in London.
  • 1520 – The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first discovered and navigated by European explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the first recorded circumnavigation voyage.
  • 1512 – The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time.

Births

  • 1986 – Penn Badgley, American actor and television personality
  • 1983 – Josh Wicks, American soccer player
  • 1979 – Alex Prager, American photographer and director
  • 1972 – Jenny McCarthy, American actress and model
  • 1966 – Gary Howell, American businessman and politician
  • 1964 – Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1963 – Big Kenny, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1962 – Anthony Kiedis, American singer-songwriter
  • 1961 – Calvin Johnson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1960 – Tim Cook, American businessman and engineer, current CEO of Apple Inc.
  • 1958 – Joe DeRenzo, American drummer, composer, and producer
  • 1957 – Lyle Lovett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1955 – Beth Leavel, American actress and singer
  • 1953 – Jan Davis, American engineer and astronaut
  • 1951 – Ronald Bell, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and producer
  • 1950 – Mitch Kapor, American computer programmer and businessman, founded Lotus Software and Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • 1950 – Robert B. Laughlin, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1949 – Belita Moreno, American actress and acting coach
  • 1949 – Michael D. Griffin, American physicist and engineer
  • 1947 – Jim Steinman, American songwriter and producer
  • 1945 – Narendra Dabholkar, Indian author and activist, founded Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (d. 2013)
  • 1944 – Bobby Heenan, American wrestler, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2017)
  • 1944 – Kinky Friedman, American singer-songwriter and author
  • 1942 – Larry Flynt, American publisher, founded Larry Flynt Publications
  • 1942 – Marcia Wallace, American actress and comedian (d. 2013)
  • 1941 – Robert Foxworth, American actor and director
  • 1940 – Barry Sadler, American sergeant, author, actor, and singer-songwriter (d. 1989)
  • 1940 – Roger Kellaway, American pianist and composer
  • 1937 – Bill Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter
  • 1935 – Edward Said, Palestinian-American theorist, author, and academic (d. 2003)
  • 1930 – A. R. Gurney, American playwright and author (d. 2017)
  • 1930 – Russ Kemmerer, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1929 – Nicholas Mavroules, American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • 1928 – James Bradford, American weightlifter (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Vic Power, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach (d. 2005)
  • 1926 – Betsy Palmer, American actress and game show panelist (d. 2015)
  • 1926 – Stephen Antonakos, Greek-American sculptor (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American author (d. 2001)
  • 1922 – George S. Irving, American actor (d. 2016)
  • 1921 – John W. Peterson, American pilot and songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1920 – James J. Kilpatrick, American journalist and author (d. 2010)
  • 1918 – Ken Miles, English-American race car driver (d. 1966)
  • 1917 – Clarence E. Miller, American engineer and politician (d. 2011)
  • 1915 – Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American painter, poet, and educator, co-founded the DuSable Museum of African American History (d. 2010)
  • 1914 – Moshe Teitelbaum, Romanian-American rabbi (d. 2006)
  • 1907 – Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer (d. 1976)
  • 1906 – Johnny Indrisano, American boxer (d. 1968)
  • 1904 – Laura LaPlante, American silent film actress (d. 1996)
  • 1898 – Sippie Wallace, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1986)
  • 1888 – George Kenner, German-American painter and illustrator (d. 1971)
  • 1886 – Hermann Broch, Austrian-American author and poet (d. 1951)
  • 1880 – Grantland Rice, American journalist and poet (d. 1954)
  • 1880 – Sholem Asch, Polish-American author and playwright (d. 1957)
  • 1871 – Stephen Crane, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1900)
  • 1859 – Charles Brantley Aycock, American educator, lawyer, and politician, 50th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1912)
  • 1849 – William Merritt Chase, American painter and educator (d. 1916)
  • 1808 – John Taylor, English-American religious leader, 3rd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1887)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Charles Duncan Michener, American entomologist and academic (b. 1918)
  • 2015 – Fred Thompson, American actor, lawyer, and politician (b. 1942)
  • 2015 – Houston McTear, American sprinter (b. 1957)
  • 2015 – Thomas R. Fitzgerald, American lawyer and judge (b. 1941)
  • 2014 – Jean-Pierre Roy, Canadian-American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Wayne Static, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1965)
  • 2013 – John Y. McCollister, American lieutenant and politician (b. 1921)
  • 2010 – Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist, founded Kombatan (b. 1945)
  • 2009 – Esther Hautzig, Lithuanian-American author (b. 1930)
  • 2009 – Robert H. Rines, American violinist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 2008 – Shakir Stewart, American record producer (b. 1974)
  • 2008 – Yma Sumac, Peruvian-American soprano and actress (b. 1922/1923)
  • 2007 – Paul Tibbets, American general (b. 1915)
  • 2006 – Adrienne Shelly, American actress, director, and screenwriter (b. 1966)
  • 2006 – William Styron, American novelist and essayist (b. 1925)
  • 2005 – Michael Piller, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1948)
  • 2005 – Skitch Henderson, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1918)
  • 2004 – Mac Dre, American rapper and producer, founded Thizz Entertainment (b. 1970)
  • 2004 – Terry Knight, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1943)
  • 1999 – Theodore Hall, American physicist and spy (b. 1925)
  • 1999 – Walter Payton, American football player and race car driver (b. 1954)
  • 1994 – Noah Beery, Jr., American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1993 – Severo Ochoa, Spanish-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • 1985 – Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (b. 1911)
  • 1984 – Norman Krasna, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
  • 1982 – James Broderick, American actor and director (b. 1927)
  • 1982 – King Vidor, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
  • 1972 – Ezra Pound, American poet and critic (b. 1885)
  • 1972 – Robert MacArthur, Canadian-American ecologist and academic (b. 1930)
  • 1970 – Robert Staughton Lynd, American sociologist and academic (b. 1892)
  • 1955 – Dale Carnegie, American author and educator (b. 1888)
  • 1952 – Dixie Lee, American singer (b. 1911)
  • 1938 – Charles Weeghman, American businessman (b. 1874)
  • 1678 – William Coddington, American judge and politician, 1st Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601)
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