October 31, 2009 in Nation/World


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Mega Ball: 20

Today in history

1517: Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace church, marking the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

1864: Nevada became the 36th state.

1926: Magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix.

1959: A former U.S. Marine showed up at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow to declare he was renouncing his American citizenship so he could live in the Soviet Union. His name: Lee Harvey Oswald.

1967: Nguyen Van Thieu took the oath of office as the first president of South Vietnam’s second republic.

1968: President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, saying he hoped for fruitful peace negotiations.

1984: Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two Sikh security guards.

1996: A Brazilian jetliner crashed in Sao Paulo, killing all 96 people on board and three on the ground.

1998: A genetic study was released suggesting President Thomas Jefferson did in fact father at least one child by his slave Sally Hemings.

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