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Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of Castle Church at Wittenberg today (1517). Also, the Leiden University Library opened (1587), Nevada became the 36th state (1864), a cyclone killed 200,000 people in India (1876), the Lincoln Highway was dedicated on the same day the Indianapolis Street Car Strike began (1913), Marble Bar, Australia sweltered through the first of what would become 160 consecutive days of 100Β° temperatures (1923), Harry Houdini died (1926), Mount Rushmore was completed (1941), the United Kingdom and France began bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal (1956), Josef Stalin’s body was removed from Lenin’s Tomb (1961), President Lyndon Johnson announced a halt to the bombing of North Vietnam, the first “October Surprise” (1968), Jesse Martin returned to Melbourne, Australia after an 11-month, non-stop, solo sailing journey around the world (1999), Soyuz TM-31 was launched to carry the first permanent crew to the International Space Station (2000), and former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow was indicted on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice (2002). Mahathir bin Mohamad resigned after 22 years as Prime Minister of Malaysia (2003).

Happy Halloween! ::hugggggs::