Historical Events for 31st October 2023

1552 – Emperor Karel and Markgraaf Albecht strike siege of Metz
1941 – Clothing factory fire in Huddersfield, England kills 49
1943 – World War II: F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception.
1957 – Yip Harburg, Fred Saidy, and Harold Arlen’s musical “Jamaica”, starring Lena Horne, opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 558 performances
1959 – Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to USA
1968 – Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)
1978 – Iranian oil workers go on strike
1984 – Rajiv Gandhi takes office as India’s 6th Prime Minister succeeding his mother Indira Gandhi who was assassinated
1987 – American jockey Chris Antley becomes first rider to win 9 races in a day (4 at Aqueduct / 5 at The Meadowlands)
2017 – Judge on Maui, Hawaii orders man to write ex-girlfriend 144 compliments after violating protection order to send 144 nasty text messages

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