On This Day in History

Today in History for Friday 31st October 2014

Our today in history archives contain 200,000 events, birthdays, weddings, divorces and deaths.

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 153

1517 - Martin Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church - precipitates the Protestant Reformation
1541 - Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican
1876 - Great Backerganj Cyclone of 1876 ravages British India (Modern-day Bangladesh), resulting in over 200,000 human deaths.
1917 - World War I: Battle of Beersheba in southern Palestine- "last successful cavalry charge in history"
1918 - Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week
2011 - The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 238

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

1968 - Singer Davy Jones (22) weds actress Linda Haines
1970 - "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) weds singer Michelle Phillips (26) in Mexico
1980 - Baptist minister Al Sharpton (26) weds back up singer Kathy Jordan

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1976 - NBA legend Larry Bird (19) divorces highschool sweetheart Janet Condra only 11 months after getting married
2011 - Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (31) divorces basketball player Kris Humphries (26) due to irreconcilable differences only 72 days after getting married

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 129

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 237


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