October 31 holidays in 2020

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
All Hallows Eve - Christian
Reformation Day Slovakia Observance
Halloween Multiple [Show] Observance
All Saints' Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Daylight Saving Time starts Fiji Clock Change/daylight Saving Time
National Doorbell Day - Weird
National Caramel Apple Day - Weird
National Knock-Knock Jokes Day - Weird
National Magic Day - Weird
Girl Scout Founder’s Day - Weird
World Cities Day - International
Prabarana Purnima Bangladesh Optional Holiday
Water Festival Ceremony (Day 2) Cambodia Public Holiday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti India Restricted Holiday
Birthday of Guru Balmik Sawami Ji Pakistan Optional Holiday
Adhi Vap Full Moon Poya Day Sri lanka Public Holiday

Historical Events on October 31

  • 1861: Union General Winfield Scott resigns his commission as Commander of the U.S. Army. The reason he cites is failing health.
  • 1863: British troops led by General Duncan Cameron invade Waikato on this day during the Maori Wars.
  • 1864: Nevada is admitted to the United States as the 36th Two years later, the state would adopt the motto: “All For Our Country.”
  • 1913: The first automobile highway across the U.S.A – the Lincoln Highway – is dedicated on this day.
  • 1918: The Austro-Hungarian Empire is dissolved during World War I.
  • 1922: Benito Mussolini becomes Italy’s Prime Minister.
  • 1926: The last issue of the independent Italian newspaper – Il Mondo – is published on this day. It would then become suppressed by Mussolini’s regime.
  • 1941: Mount Rushmore is completed after fourteen years of work on it.
  • 1941: The first U.S Navy vessel to be sunk is the USS Reuben James which was torpedoed by a German U-boat around Iceland. More than a hundred United States Navy sailors were killed.

Famous Birthdays on October 31

  • Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer is born in 1632.
  • English author and poet Christopher Anstey is born in 1724.
  • English Poet John Keats is born in 1795.
  • American scout leader and founder of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., Juliette Gordon Low is born in 1860.
  • American poet and playwright Natalie Clifford Barney is born in 1876.
  • American author Julia Peterkin is born in 1880.
  • French painter and illustrator Marie Laurencin is born in 1883.
  • Canadian comedian, actor and screenwriter, John Candy is born in 1950.
  • American journalist Jane Pauley is born in 1950.
  • American actor and screenwriter Ken Wahl is born in 1954.
  • New Zealand screenwriter, director and producer, Peter Jackson is born in 1961.
  • American historian and author, Anna Geifman is born in 1962.
  • American actor Dermot Mulroney is born in 1963.
  • American actor and comedian Mike O’Malley is born in 1966.

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