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Tuesday, October 31, 2006


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Samhain Eve (Druid)
Old Celtic New Year’s Eve
Festival of Inner Worlds
Goddess Month of Cailleach/Samhain begins
Homemakers Day
Increase Your Psychic Powers Day
Beggar’s Night
National UNICEF Day
Youth Honor Day (Iowa, Massachusetts)
Antigua Independence Day
National Magic Day
Reformation Day
Trick or Treat Night
Duck Apple Night (Liverpool, UK)
Apple and Candle Night (Wales)
Thump-the-Door Night (Isle of Man)
St. Quentin’s Day (patron of bombardiers, locksmiths, porters; against coughs, sneezes)
Feast to Pomona (Roman Empire)
National Caramel Apple Day
Dookie Apple Night (Newcastle, UK)
St. Wolfgang’s Day (patron of carpenters, shepherds; against apoplexy, gout, hemorrhages, stomach trouble, wolves)


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John Keats
Benoit Fourneyron
Frank Shorter
Jane Pauley
Cal Hubbard
Itzhak Perlman
David Ogden Stiers
John Candy
Michael Collins
Dan Rather
Eddie Charlton
Dave McNally
Gerhard Domagk
Dale Evans
Juliette Gordon Low
Robin Moore
Annabella Lwin
Ed “The Creeper” Stroud
Richard Hunt
Meindert Hobbema
Joseph Swan
Melinda Dillon
Larry Mullen
John Evelyn
Deidre Hall
Tom Paxton
Lee Grant
Michael Landon
Barbara Bel Geddes
Ethel Waters
Wilbur “Pete” Henry
Mickey Rivers
Bill Fralic
Larry Mullen Jr.
Roy Romer
Chaing Kai-Shek
Kinky Friedman
Preston Pegram
Mary Reiver

EVENTS 10.31

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Nevada became 36th state (1864)
Protestant Reformation began (1517)
Monty Python’s 4th season debuted
1st Pacemaker installed (1958)
Columbia University founded (1754)
Battle of Britain ended (WW 2; 1940)
Mount Rushmore completed (1941)
Supremes’ Baby Love reached No. 1 (1964)
Pneumatic Tire patented (1888)
Harry Houdini died after punch in the stomach (1926)
Stalin’s body removed from public display (1961)
Indira Gandhi assassinated (1984)
Sistine Chapel 1st opened to the public (1512)
James Joyce finished Ulysses (1921)
Dixie Dugan comic strip began (1929)
IRA Bomb exploded on top of London’s Post Office Tower (1971)
Boris Pasternak expelled from Soviet Writers’ Union for Dr. Zhivago (1958)
Mug-House Riots, rival factions of Hanover & Jacobites both met at the same tavern (1715)
After a 65-year dispute, Du Bois Brewing must stop selling Du Bois Budweiser Beer (1971)
Dixie Brewing opened (Louisiana; 1907)
Buffalo Brewpub opened (New York; 1986)
Wilmington Brewing opened (North Carolina; 1994)
Ouray Brewing opened (Colordao; 1995)
Cedar River Brewing opened (Washington; 1996)

Monday, October 30, 2006

OCTOBER, Last Monday

by @ 4:00 am. Date Category: Movable Dates

American Beer Day


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Covenant of Grace Day
Devil’s Night (Detroit, Michigan)
Chan Kom (Mexico)
Buy-A-Doughnut Day
Goddess Month of Hathor ends
Swaziland Independance Day
Los Angelitos (Mexico)
St. Dorothy of Montau’s Day (patron of Prussia)
National Candy Corn Day
St. Serapion of Antioch’s Day
Look in the Back of Your Refrigerator Day


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

John Adams
Christopher Columbus
Jan Vermeer
Christopher Wren
Erza Pound
Alfred Sisley
Harold Pinter
Ted Williams
Charles Atlas
Louis Malle
Henry Winkler
Diego Maradona
Paul Valery
Harry Hamlin
Ruth Gordon
Grace Slick
Admiral “Bull” Halsey
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Melissa Holliday (Pb 1/95)
Bill Terry
Ed Delahanty
Joe Adcock
Gordon Parks
Nestor Almedros
Dale Dawkins
Fred Friendly
Jim Perry
Dick Gautier
John S. Bowen
Bob Barnes (1956)

EVENTS 10.30

by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Time clock patented
Yeoman of the Guard established by Henry VII of England (1485)
Shostakovich 11th Symphony premiered
1st Person shown on television (1925)
Orson Welles 1st broadcast The War of the Worlds on radio (1938)
Muhammed Ali beat Sonny Liston for the Heavyweight Boxing Title (1964)
Rev. Sun Myung Moon simultaneously wed 6,516 couples (1988)
Martians destroyed Los Angeles (War of the Worlds; 1938)
1st US College admitted women (Oberlin College; 1838)
Jerry & friends got lost in the mall parking garage (on Seinfeld; 1991)
Lawrence of Arabia turned down the Order of the Bath from King George V (1918)
Men At Work’s Who Can It Be Now? reached No. 1 (1982)
World Columbian Exposition in Chicago closed (1893)
Tsar of Russia reluctantly agreed to grant the October Manifesto (1905)
Chinese boy Emperor Pu Yi granted Chinese Constitution (1911)
Polish Solidarity leader, Father Jerzy Popieluszko, found dead after being missing for 12 days (1984)
Fire destroyed the A. Getelman Brewery, Milwaukee (1877)
Fordham Brewing opened (Maryland; 1995)
Katie Bloom’s Irish Pub & Brewery opened (Texas; 1995)
Mount Airy Brewing opened (Maryland; 1995)
Prairie Rock Brewing opened (Illinois; 1995)
O’Hooley’s Pub & Brewery opened (Ohio; 1996)
Tampa Bay Brewing opened (Florida; 1996)

Sunday, October 29, 2006

OCTOBER, Sunday before 31st

by @ 4:30 am. Date Category: Movable Dates

Reformation Sunday

OCTOBER, Last Sunday

by @ 4:00 am. Date Category: Movable Dates

Standard Time resumes; turn back your clock at 2:00 a.m.
Feast of Christ the King


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Laugh Suddenly For No Reason A Lot Today Day
Hermit Day
Festival of Global Climate Change
Hide From Everyone Day
Iroquois Feast of the Dead (every 12 years)
Kampuchea Independance Day
Oatmeal Day
Second Fiddle of the Month (Fairy)
Turkey Republic Day
St. Baldus’ Day (patron of cattle; against family problems)
National Disgusting Little Pumpkin-Shaped Candies Day

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