World News – United States – Today in History – October 31

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Today is Sunday November 1, the 306th day of 2020 There are 60 days left in the year

On November 1, 1950, two Puerto Rican nationalists attempted to force their way into Blair House in Washington, DC, in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate President Harry S Truman (One of them was killed, with a White House policeman)

In 1512, Michelangelo’s recently completed paintings on the ceiling of the Vatican Sistine Chapel were publicly unveiled by the artist’s patron, Pope Julius II

In 1765, the Stamp Act, passed by the British Parliament, entered into force, causing stiff resistance from American settlers

In 1861, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Maj Gen George B McClellan, General-in-Chief of the Union armies, succeeding Lt Gen Winfield Scott

In 1936, in a speech in Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini described the alliance between his country and Nazi Germany as an « axis » between Rome and Berlin

In 1952, the United States detonated the first hydrogen bomb, dubbed « Ivy Mike », on Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands

In 1973, following the Saturday Night Massacre, Acting Attorney General Robert H Bork appointed Leon Jaworski as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor, succeeding Archibald Cox

In 1989, East Germany reopened its border with Czechoslovakia, prompting tens of thousands of refugees to flee west

In 1991, Clarence Thomas took his place as the new Supreme Court judge

In 2003, Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean sparked controversy within his party by telling the Des Moines Register that he wanted to be « the candidate of the guys with Confederate flags in their vans »(The former governor of Vermont explained that he intended to encourage the return of Southern voters who had abandoned Democrats for decades but were unhappy with Republicans)

Ten years ago: Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, 61, was convicted by a jury in Erie, Pa., of participating in a bizarre plot in which a pizza delivery boy was forced to break into a bank wearing a metal bomb collar which later detonated, killing him (Diehl-Armstrong was later sentenced to life in prison) The San Francisco Giants won the World Series with a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers in the fifth game

Five years ago: Turkey’s ruling party won a resounding victory in a snap parliamentary election, returning to one-party rule just five months after losing it Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was installed as the first black leader of the US Episcopal Church in a ceremony at Washington National Cathedral Fred Thompson, 73, a former popular Republican US Senator from Tennessee, appeared in feature films and on television, is dead in Nashville The Kansas City Royals won their first World Series title since 1985, beating the New York Mets 7-2 in Game 5, which lasted 12 innings, ending after midnight

A year ago: Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke announced he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which had failed to regain enthusiasm and prowess fundraising campaign for his 2018 Senate bid House investigators called Energy Secretary Rick Perry to testify in the impeachment inquiry; he was the first member of Trump’s cabinet invited to appear before the House (Perry did not appear at the closed-door hearing) President Donald Trump has said long-time homeland security chief Chad Wolf will be the next acting head of the department; he would be the fifth person to lead the agency Chicago teachers and more than 300,000 students returned to classrooms after 11-day strike The New York Mets have named Carlos Beltrán as the team’s new manager (Beltrán parted ways with the Mets less than three months later; he had been the only Astros player mentioned by name when Major League Baseball released their findings from an investigation into the theft of signs of this team) Google entered the fitness tracker business by buying Fitbit for around $ 2.1 billion

Today’s Birthdays: World Golf Hall of Fame player Gary Player is 85 Country singer Bill Anderson is 83 Actor Barbara Bosson is 81 Actor Robert Foxworth is 79 Magazine publisher Larry Flynt is 78 Country singer-humorist Kinky Friedman is 76 Actor Jeannie Berlin is 71 Music producer David Foster is 71 Actor Belita Moreno is 71 Singer-songwriter – country producer Keith Stegall is 66 Country singer Lyle Lovett is 63 Actor Rachel Ticotin is 62 Rock musician Eddie MacDonald (Smalltown Glory, The Alarm) is 61 Apple CEO Tim Cook is 60 years Actor Helene Udy is 59 Singer-pop musician Mags Furuholmen (a-ha) 58 Rock singer Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 58 Rock musician Rick Allen (Def Leppard) is 57 The singer country « Big Kenny » Alphin (Big and Rich) is 57 Singer Sophie B Hawkins is 56 Rapper Willie D (Geto Boys) has 54 years old Country musician Dale Wallace (Emerson Drive) is 51 years old Actor Toni Collette is 48 years old Rock musician Andrew Gonzales is 48 years old Jenny McCarthy, talk show host, 48 years old Actor David Berman has 47 years old Actor Aishwarya Rai is 47 years old Rock singer Bo Bice is 45 years old Actor Matt Jones is 39 years old Actor Natalia Tena is 36 years old Actor Penn Badgley is 34 years old Actor Max Burkholder is 23 years old Actor and musician Alex Wolff is 23 years old

October 31, Donald Trump, Associated Press

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