Today in History, English
Today in History, English

124261October 31Event2003 – Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir's 22 years in power.
124262October 31Event2003 – United Nations Convention against Corruption is adopted.
124263October 31Event2011 – The global population of humans reaches seven billion. This day is now recognized by the United Nations as Seven Billion Day.
124264October 31Event2014 – Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes in the Mojave Desert during a test flight.
124265October 31Event2015 – Kogalymavia Flight 9268 crashes in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board.
124266October 31Birth1291 – Philippe de Vitry, French composer, poet, and theorist (d. 1361)
124267October 31Birth1345 – Ferdinand I of Portugal (d. 1383)
124268October 31Birth1391 – Edward, King of Portugal (d. 1438)
124269October 31Birth1424 – Władysław III of Poland (d. 1444)
124270October 31Birth1599 – Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English politician (d. 1680)
124271October 31Birth1620 – John Evelyn, English gardener and author (d. 1706)
124272October 31Birth1636 – Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (d. 1679)
124273October 31Birth1686 – Senesino, Italian singer and actor (d. 1758)
124274October 31Birth1692 – Anne Claude de Caylus, French archaeologist and author (d. 1765)
124275October 31Birth1694 – Yeongjo of Joseon (d. 1776)
124276October 31Birth1705 – Pope Clement XIV (d. 1774)
124277October 31Birth1711 – Laura Bassi, Italian physician, physicist, and academic (d. 1778)
124278October 31Birth1724 – Christopher Anstey, English author and poet (d. 1805)
124279October 31Birth1737 – James Lovell, American educator and politician (d. 1789)
124280October 31Birth1795 – John Keats, English poet (d. 1821)
124281October 31Birth1815 – Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician and academic (d. 1897)
124282October 31Birth1825 – Charles Lavigerie, French-Algerian cardinal and academic (d. 1892)
124283October 31Birth1827 – Richard Morris Hunt, American architect, designed the New York Tribune Building (d. 1895)
124284October 31Birth1831 – Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist, physiologist, and anthropologist (d. 1910)
124285October 31Birth1835 – Adelbert Ames, American general and politician, 27th Governor of Mississippi (d. 1933)
124286October 31Birth1835 – Krišjānis Barons, Latvian linguist and author (d. 1923)
124287October 31Birth1835 – Adolf von Baeyer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)
124288October 31Birth1838 – Luís I of Portugal (d. 1889)
124289October 31Birth1840 – Franz Müller, German tailor and murderer (d. 1864)
124290October 31Birth1847 – Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist and engineer (d. 1897)

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