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This Day in History for October 31 – Mount Rushmore Completed and More

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1864 – Nevada is admitted as the 36th state in the US (More info)

1926 – Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that develop after his appendix ruptures (More info)

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This Day in History for October 30 – Mussolini Rises to Power and More

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1534 – The English parliament passes the Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church (More info)

1922 – Benito Mussolini becomes Prime Minister of Italy (More info)

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This Day in History for October 29 – Great Depression Begins and More

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1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of ’29 or “Black Tuesday,” ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression (More info)

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This Day in History for October 25 – Kamikaze Bombings Begin and More

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1854 – The Charge of the Light Brigade takes place at Balaklava during the Crimean War (More info)

1944 – The Japanese deploy kamikaze suicide bombers against American warships for the first time (More info)

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This Day in History for October 24 – Last Concorde Flights and More

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1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (More info)

1929 – “Black Thursday” stock market crash occurs on the New York Stock Exchange (More info)

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This Day in History for October 23 – First UN General Assembly and More

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42 BC – Marcus Junius Brutus, a leading conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar, commits suicide after his defeat at the second battle of Philippi (More info)

1850 – The first National Women’s Rights Convention begins in Worcester, Massachusetts (More info)

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This Day in History for October 22 – First Vietnam War Casualties and More

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1934 – Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd is shot by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio (More info)

1957 – The United States suffers its first casualties in Vietnam (More info)

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This Day in History for October 21 – Guggenheim Museum Opens and More

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1861 – Union troops suffer a devastating defeat in the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, the second major engagement of the Civil War (More info)

1921 – President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting President against lynching in the deep south (More info)

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This Day in History for October 19 – ‘Black Monday’ Occurs and More

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1781 – British General Cornwallis surrenders to General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, bringing an end to the last major battle of the American Revolution (More info)

1789 – Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for October 16 – Marie Antoinette Beheaded and More

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1793 – Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, is guillotined at the height of the French Revolution (More info)

1916 – In Brooklyn, New York, Margaret Sanger opens the first family planning clinic in the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for October 14 – Yeager Breaks Sound Barrier and More

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1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, clinching their last World Series to date (More info)

1912 – While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt is shot and mildly wounded (More info)

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This Day in History for October 13 – White House Cornerstone Laid and More

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1775 – The Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy, later renamed the United States Navy (More info)

1792 – The corne

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