Halloween In History
1517 Martin Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg Church and starts the Protestant Reformation
1864 Nevada admitted as 36th state
1922 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes Premier of Italy
1940 Halloween was the deadline for the Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto
1952 The first atomic bomb was detonated on the Marshall Islands
1964 Barbra Streisand's "People" album goes #1 for 5 weeks
1968 President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
1969 The race riot in Jacksonville Florida
1970 Mamas and Papas singer Michelle Phillips marries actor Dennis Hopper. They divorce 8 days later.
1980 Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitiude record (16,806m)
1983 Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia
1987 Chris Antly at Belmont becomes the first jockey to win 9 races in one day.
1988 Singer Debbie Gibson holds a seance at her Halloween Party to contact the spirits of Liberace and Sid Vicious....The fact that I even remember Debbie Gibson frightens me!
If you can think of anything else that happened on Halloween send me a note and I'll include it.