This Date in History calender- October 31

In Celebrities, Films/Film stars, Foreign Affairs, literature, television, Vietnam War, World War II on October 31, 2007 by Editor Z

Courtesy:, wikipedia, History Channel

1892: World’s of the world’s most famous fictional sleuth and literature collide, when what will become a classic by writer Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” is first published.

1912: A whole new genre of the still young medium of motion pictures is born (the gangster film) with the premiere of Director D.W Griffith‘s “The Musketeers of Pig Alley”.

1926: Magican Harry Houdini dies.

1940: A crucial moment in World War II with the end of a fierce battle, when the Battle of Britain comes to a close, with German aim of invading the country unmet and Great Britain remaining intact.

1954: The stirrings of a revolution begin under the surface of French ruled Algeria, when a revolt led by the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) begins.

1956: The United Kingdom, stands alongside France and Israel as they start bombing Egypt in an effort to reopen the Suez canal. This would be part of what would become known as the Suez War.

1968: Citing progress in peace talks with the North Vietnamese, and just two days until the U.S presidential Election, U.S president Lyndon Johnson orders a halt to “all air, Naval, and artillery bombardment on North Vietnam”.

1983: On NBC, the game shows Hollywood Squares and the Match game air back to back for the first time in what is called the “Match Game Hollywood Squares Hour”.


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