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TUES­DAY, OC­TO­BER 31, 2017

To­day is the 304th day of 2017 and the 40th day of au­tumn.

TO­DAY’S HIS­TORY: In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his “Ninety-five Th­e­ses” on the door of the Cas­tle Church in Wit­ten­berg, Ger­many, in protest of the sell­ing of pa­pal in­dul­gences.

In 1926, ma­gi­cian Harry Hou­dini died of com­pli­ca­tions from a rup­tured ap­pen­dix.

In 1941, the Mount Rush­more Na­tional Memo­rial in Key­stone, South Dakota, was de­clared com­plete.

In 1957, Toy­ota Mo­tor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., es­tab­lished its first Amer­i­can head­quar­ters in Hol­ly­wood, Cal­i­for­nia.

In 1984, In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Indira Gandhi was as­sas­si­nated by two body­guards.

TO­DAY’S BIRTH­DAYS: John Keats (1795-1821), poet; Juli­ette Gor­don Low (1860-1927), Girl Scouts founder; Chi­ang Kai-shek (1887-1975), Tai­wanese leader; Dale Evans (1912-2001), ac­tress/singer­song­writer; Dan Rather (1931- ), TV jour­nal­ist; Michael Lan­don (1936-1991), ac­tor; John Candy (1950-1994), ac­tor; Jane Pauley (1950- ), TV jour­nal­ist; Peter Jack­son (1961- ), film­maker; Der­mot Mul­roney (1963- ), ac­tor; Vanilla Ice (1967- ), rap­per; Piper Per­abo (1976- ), ac­tress; Wil­low Smith (2000- ), ac­tress/singer.

TO­DAY’S FACT: An out­spo­ken critic of cler­i­cal celibacy, Martin Luther mar­ried Kather­ine of Bora, a for­mer nun, in 1525. They had five chil­dren to­gether.

TO­DAY’S SPORTS: In 1950, Earl Lloyd be­came the first African-amer­i­can to play in an NBA game.

TO­DAY’S QUOTE: “I was never afraid of fail­ure; for I would sooner fail than not be among the great­est.” — John Keats

TO­DAY’S NUM­BER: 7 bil­lion — es­ti­mated pop­u­la­tion of the world on Oct. 31, 2011, which was of­fi­cially des­ig­nated “The Day of Seven Bil­lion” by the United Na­tions Pop­u­la­tion Fund.

TO­DAY’S MOON: Be­tween first quar­ter moon (Oct. 27) and full moon (Nov. 3).

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