Did You Know? This Day in History October 31
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 News Events - 7 records
1485 - The coronation of Henry VII took place
1926 - The escape artist Harry Houdini died in hospital, of a burst appendix
1903 - In Glasgow, the Hampden Park football ground was opened
1951 - In Britain, 'Zebra' crossings came into use for the first time
1922 - Benito Mussolini became Prime Minister and Dictator of Italy
1952 - The US detonated its first hydrogen bomb at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific
1984 - In India, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was murdered by members of her bodyguard
 Famous Birthdays - 7 records
1632 - Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter
1795 - John Keats, English poet; works include 'Ode to a Nightingale'
1920 - Dick Francis, Former Royal National Hunt jockey, turned author
1930 - Mike Collins, US astronaut, and command module pilot of Apollo 11
1926 - Sir Jimmy Saville, Charity fund raiser and radio/TV entertainer
1929 - Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player
1945 - Barrie Keefe, Dramatist, work includes 'The Long Good Friday'


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