Tuesday, September 17, 2019

October 31st #history


There was a bank run on Halloween 1931

31 Oct, 1931 - U.S.A. Gold Standard
1931 : Following the announcement that Great Britain had decided to abandon the Gold Standard in mid-September a mini panic occurred when people were worried their money was not safe in local banks, the panic caused people to draw savings from the banks which in turn placed more pressure on the banks than the 1929 stock market crash had already, because of this by 31st October 827 banks were forced to close.

Houdini dies

31 Oct, 1926 - U.S.A. Harry Houdini
1926 : Harry Houdini magician and escapologist dies of gangrene and peritonitis after his appendix ruptured.

Mount Rushmore finished 

31 Oct, 1941 - U.S.A. Mount Rushmore
1941 : The Mt. Rushmore sculpture is completed after Gutzon Borglum and 400 stone masons sculpt the colossal 60-foot carvings of U.S. presidents, The project had started on October 4th, 1927 to represent the first 150 years of American history.
George Washington 1732–1799
Thomas Jefferson 1743–1826
Abraham Lincoln 1809–1865
Theodore Roosevelt 1858–1919
Project started to finish = 14 years 4 weeks = 144
From and including: Tuesday, October 4, 1927
To and including: Friday, October 31, 1941
Result: 5142 days
Or 14 years, 28 days including the end date.
or 14 years, 4 weeks = 144

31 Oct, 1956 - Egypt Suez Canal Crisis
1956 : Following Egypt's decision to nationalize the Suez Canal Britain and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.

31 Oct, 1959 - Lee Harvey Oswald
1959 : Years before the Kennedy assassination Lee Harvey Oswald is featured in local papers when he applies for Soviet citizenship.

31 Oct, 1961 - Soviet Union Joseph Stalin
1961 : Joseph Stalin's body is removed from Lenin's Tomb as part of the process of de-Stalinization in The Soviet Union.

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