This day in history: Oct. 31

1864

Nevada becomes the 36th state of the Union.

1918

21,000 people in the United States die in the span of a week, due to the Spanish flu-virus.

1923

Marble Bar, Australia experiences 100 degree weather for 160 consecutive days.

1941

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is completed after being in construction for 14 years.

1970

Jim Morrison is sentenced to six months in jail, as well as a $500 fine, for indecent exposure and public profanity.

1981

The first live U.S. radio drama in 25 years, “A Halloween Story,” is broadcast on NBC.

1994

Venus Williams makes her professional debut at 14 years old in Oakland, CA at the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament.

2003

Surfer Bethany Hamilton loses her arm during a shark attack in Hawaii at age 13.

2011

The world population increases to 7 billion, according to the United Nations.

2017

A man on Maui, HI is ordered by a judge to write 144 compliments to his ex-girlfriend after violating order by sending her 144 offensive texts.

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