TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Oct. 31, 1926

Ma­gi­cian Harry Hou­dini died in Detroit of peri­toni­tis re­sult­ing from a rup­tured ap­pen­dix.

ALSO ON THIS DATE

1941

Work was com­pleted on the Mount Rush­more Na­tional Me­mo­rial in South Dakota, be­gun in 1927.

1956

Navy Rear Adm. Ge­orge J. Dufek and six oth­ers be­came the first air trav­el­ers to set foot at the South Pole.

1968

Pres­i­dent Lyn­don B. John­son or­dered a halt to all U.S. bomb­ing of North Viet­nam, say­ing he hoped for fruit­ful peace ne­go­ti­a­tions.

1984

In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Indira Gandhi was as­sas­si­nated by two Sikh (seek) se­cu­rity guards.

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