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Braga aumenta avanço na liderança da Liga portuguesa Outubro 31, 2005

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Braga 2 – 0 Belenenses

Ganhar avanço e gerir…

Em jogo que completou a nona Jornada da Liga portuguesa o Sporting de Braga não desaproveitou a oportunidade concedida pelos “empatas” dos grandes e aumentou a margem da liderança para cinco pontos.

O Braga chegou relativamente cedo à vantagem. Aos quinze minutos um livre de Jaime da meia-esquerda cruzado para área permitiu que João Tomás ao 2º. poste sem marcação aparecesse a fuzilar de cabeça inaugurando o marcador. Ainda os ecos do golo não se tinham cessado e João Tomás dá uma assistencia de “morte” que Deivid por duas vezes falhou. na primeira a permitir a defesa de Marco Aurélio e na recarga a atirar por cima.

E em termos de oportunidades o jogo praticamente acabou. O Belenenses não se conformou com a desvantagem e procurou atacar. Para isso Couceiro fez entrar ao intervalo Romeu. O Belenenses até teve periodos de maior posse de bola mas sempre em zonas muito recuadas, sempre que pretendia a aproximação da área bracarense a boa organização dos locais evitava situações de perigo. O resultado estava feito – mais uma vitória por um zero comentava um benfiquista – quando um jogador belenense – Sandro – quiz contrariá-lo e fez um golo na própria baliza em jogada que parecia inofensiva.

Vitória da equipa mais pragmática em jogo “fraquinho” que teve boa actuação do árbitro Nuno Almeida. No entanto, ficaram amarelos por mostrar a Cesinha (simulou um penalty aos 73′ ) e a Andrés Madrid que seria o segundo aos 89′ (cortou em falta uma tentativa de contra-ataque belenense).

Na próxima jornada o Braga vai à Madeira jogar com o Marítimo em jogo que representa um bom teste à candidatura ao título da equipa de Braga.

 

A Saúde em Portugal e a suposta proibição de aumentar a produção

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Por motivos académicos e profissionais cedo tive que saber o que é a Economia. Sem entrar em discussão sobre a definição mais adequada sigo aqui a de Lionel Robbins segundo o qual a economia lidaria com o comportamento humano enquanto condicionado pela escassez dos recursos: a economia trata da relação entre fins e meios (escassos) disponíveis para atingi-los. Deste modo, o foco da ciência económica consistiria em estudar os fluxos e meios da alocação de recursos para atingir determinado fim, qualquer que seja a natureza deste último.

Vem isto a propósito de que o Ministro da Saúde com preocupações sobre o Orçamento terá determinado que os hospitais estão proibidos de aumentar a produção. Foi este um dos temas da crónica de hoje “Na Ordem do Dia – TSF – Dr. Pedro Nunes”

Pois bem o Ministro da Saúde não é economista e porventura desconhece o significado de “Economia”.

Mas o objectivo está traçado : proibido aumentar a produção. Em vez de se preocupar em fixar os meios e tomar ou incentivar medidas que procurem deles extrair a melhor produção possível, isto é incentivando a produtividade, começou antes por limitar o “output” : “proibido aumentar a produção”.

Mais preocupante ainda do que o “chumbo” em Economia de que o Ministro receberia com tal medida, é a subalternidade do entendimento sobre a Saúde ímplicita nessa decisão. De facto não interessa que possa haver uma pandemia ou haja necessidade de mais consultas, de mais diagnósticos, de mais doentes, incremento de doenças velhas ou aparição de novas. Está proibido aumentar a produção.

Em altura em que ficou conhecido o aumento significativo das filas de espera para intervenções cirúrgicas finalmente está encontrada uma boa desculpa para todos os problemas da saúde. Os médicos já podem despachar os doentes com um incisivo : “Estou proibido de aumentar a produção, vá queixar-se ao Ministro”.

Entretanto ou concomitantemente aumentam os impostos. Não é este o país que queremos …
 

On this day in History – Oct. 31

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0475 – Romulus Augustus was proclaimed Roman Emperor.
1147 – Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester dies. English politician
1214 – Leonora of England dies (b. 1162). Queen of Alfonso VIII of Castile
1291 – Philippe de Vitry was born (d. 1361). French composer.
1345 – King Fernando I of Portugal was born (d. 1383)
1391 – King Duarte of Portugal was born (d. 1438)
1424 – King Wladislaus III of Poland was born (d. 1444)
1448 – John VIII Palaeologus dies (b. 1390). Byzantine Emperor
1451 – Nascimento do descobridor da América, Cristóvão Colombo (1451-1506), em Génova, Itália.
1512 – Vaticano: se inauguran los frescos de la Capilla Sixtina, pintados por Miguel Ángel.
1517 – Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church.
1517 – Fra Bartolommeo dies (b. 1472). Italian artist
1538 – Caesar Baronius was born (d. 1607). Italian cardinal and historian
1587 – Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.
1599 – Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles was born (d. 1680). English statesman and writer.
1620 – John Evelyn was born († 1706). English diarist.
1622 – Pierre Paul Puget was born (d. 1694). French artist.
1632 – Johannes Vermeer was born (d. 1675). Flemish painter
1636 – Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria was born (d. 1679)
1659 – John Bradshaw dies (b. 1602). English judge
1705 – Pope Clement XIV was born (1774)
1723 – Cosimo III de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany dies (b. 1642)
1732 – Victor Amadeus II of Savoy dies (b. 1666)
1733 – Eberhard IV Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg dies (b. 1676)
1744 – Leonardo Leo dies (b. 1694). Italian composer
1750 – Marquess of Alorna (D. Leonor de Almeida Lorena e Lencastre) was born. Portuguese writer.
1768 – Francesco Maria Veracini dies (b. 1690). Italian composer.
1784 – José Rafael de Gallegos y Alvarado was born. President of Costa Rica (1833-1835 and 1845-1846)
1784 – Jose Maria Perez de Urdininea was born. President of Bolivia (18 Apr 1828- 02 Aug 1828)
1795 – John Keats was born (d. 1821). British poet.
1815 – Karl Weierstraß was born (d. 1897). German mathematician.
1822 – Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempted to dissolve the Mexican Empire.
1828 – Joseph Swan was born. English physicist and chemist, most famous for the development of the light bulb.
1835 – Adolf von Baeyer was born (d. 1917). German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1838 – King Luís I de Portugal was born (d. 1889).
1860 – Juliette Low was born. American founder of the Girl Scouts
1860 – Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald dies (b. 1775). British admiral
1861 – American Civil War: Citing failing health, Union General Winfield Scott resigns as Commander of the United States Army.
1863 – The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato.
1864 – Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
1875 – Eugene Meyer was born (d. 1954). American businessman and newspaper publisher
1879 – Jacob Abbott dies (b. 1803). American author.
1887 – Chiang Kai-shek was born (d. 1975). Nationalist Chinese leader.
1889 – Santa-Rita Pintor was born (d. 1918). Portuguese futurist painter.
1896 – Pedro de Freitas Branco was born. Portuguese conductor.
1892 – Alexander Alekhine was born (d. 1946). Russian chess player
1892 – Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
1895 – Basil Liddell Hart was born (d. 1970). British military historian
1896 – Ethel Waters was born (d. 1977). American singer and actress
1902 – Carlos Drummond de Andrade was born (d. 1987). Brazilian cronist and poet.
1902 – Abraham Wald was born (d. 13 Dec 1950). Hungarian mathematician
1912 – Dale Evans was born (d. 2001). American singer and actress
1912 – António Vilar was born in Lisbon (d. 16 Aug 1995). Portuguese actor.
1912 – The Musketeers of Pig Alley, directed by D.W. Griffith, debuts as the first gangster film.
1912 – Dominican Republic becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1916 – Charles Taze Russell dies (b. 1852). American founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses
1917 – World War I: Battle of Beersheba – “last successful cavalry charge in history”
1918 – Independência da Hungria
1918 – Ian Stevenson was born. American parapsychologist
1920 – Dick Francis was born. Welsh novelist
1920 – Helmut Newton was born (d. 2004). German photographer.
1920 – Fritz Walter was born. German footballer
1922 – Barbara Bel Geddes was born (d. 2005). American actress
1922 – Illinois Jacquet was born (d. 2004). American saxophonist.
1922 – King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia was born
1922 – Benito Mussolini becomes the youngest Premier in the history of Italy.
1923 – 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins.
1925 – John Anthony Pople was born (d. 2004). English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1926 – Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.
1926 – Harry Houdini dies (b. 1874). Hungarian-born American magician.
1927 – Lee Grant was born. American actress
1928 – Cleo Moore was born (d. 1973). Actress.
1929 – Eddie Charlton was born (d. 1994). Australian snooker player.
1929 – José Relvas dies (b. 5 Mar 1858). Portuguese politician.
1929 – António José de Almeida dies (b. 27 Jul 1866). Portuguese proeminent republican personality and President of Portugal
1930 – Michael Collins was born. Astronaut
1931 – Dan Rather was born. American television journalist
1936 – Michael Landon was born (d. 1991). American actor
1936 – The Boy Scouts of the Philippines was formed.
1937 – Tom Paxton was born. American singer
1937 – Claudete Soares was born. Brazilian singer
1938 – Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.
1939 – Ron Rifkin was born. American actor
1939 – Otto Rank dies (b. 1884). Austrian psychologist.
1940 – World War II: Battle of Britain ends – The United Kingdom prevents Germany from invading Great Britain.
1941- After 14 years of work, drilling is completed on Mount Rushmore.
1941 – World War II: The destroyer USS Reuben James is torpedoed by a German U-boat near Iceland, killing more than 100 United States Navy sailors.
1941 – American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
1943 – Max Reinhardt dies (b. 1873). German director.
1944 – Kinky Friedman was born. American musician and novelist
1945 – Brian Doyle-Murray was born. American comedian and actor
1945 – Peru é admitido como Estado-Membro da ONU
1946 – Stephen Rea was born. Irish actor
1947 – Deidre Hall was born. American actress
1947 – Frank Shorter was born. American runner
1950 – John Candy was born (d. 1994). Canadian comedian and actor
1950 – Jane Pauley was born. American news anchor
1953 – Michael J. Anderson was born. American actor
1954 – Algerian War of Independence: The Algerian National Liberation Front begins a revolt against French rule.
1956 – Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
1958 – Jeannie Longo was born. French cyclist
1958 – John Jairo Torres de la Pava was born. Colombian singer.
1959 – Neal Stephenson was born. American author
1961 – Peter Jackson was born. New Zealand film director
1961 – Larry Mullen was born. Irish drummer (U2)
1961 – Alonzo Babers was born. American runner
1961 – In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin‘s body is removed from Lenin’s Tomb.
1963 – Dunga was born. Brazilian footballer
1963 – Fred McGriff was born. baseball player
1963 – Rob Schneider was born. American actor
1964 – Marco van Basten was born. Dutch football player
1965 – Annabella Lwin was born. British singer (Bow Wow Wow)
1966 – Adam Horovitz was born. American singer (Beastie Boys)
1966 – Antonio de Arruda Carneiro Leão dies (b. 2 Jul 1887). Brazilian teacher, educator and essayist.
1968 – Vanilla Ice was born. American rapper
1968 – Antonio Davis was born. American basketball player
1968 – Vietnam War October surprise:Citing progress with the Paris peace talks, US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces to the nation that he has ordered a complete cessation of “all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam” effective November 1.
1970 – Rogers Stevens was born. American guitarist (Blind Melon)
1971 – Alphonso Ford was born (d. 2004). American basketball player
1976 – José María Gutiérrez Hernández (Guti) was born. Spanish football player (Real Madrid)
1978 – España: las Cortes aprueban la Constitución.
1979 – Simão Sabrosa was born at Constantim, Vila Real. Portuguese football player (Benfica). See his personal page
1981 – In the Harry Potter novels Voldemort kills James & Lily Potter.
1981 – Frank Iero was born. American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
1981 – Irina Denezhkina was born. Russian Generation Y writer
1983 – George Halas dies (b. 1895). American football player, coach, and team owner.
1983 – Raúl Alfonsin is elected President of Argentina
1984 – Indira Gandhi dies (b. 1917). Prime Minister of India
1984 – Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two Sikh security guards (riots soon broke out in New Delhi and nearly 2,000 innocent Sikhs were killed).
1986 – Christie Hayes was born. Australian actress
1986 – Robert S. Mulliken dies (b. 1896). American physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1987 – Joseph Campbell dies (b. 1904). American author and expert on mythology.
1988 – John Houseman dies (b. 1902). Romanian-born actor and director.
1989 – Turquia: Turgut Ozal assume a presidencia.
1991 – Joseph Papp dies (b. 1921). American theatrical producer.
1993 – Federico Fellini dies (b. 1920). Italian director.
1993 – River Phoenix dies (drug overdose) (b. 1970). American actor.
1994 – An American Eagle ATR-72 crashes in Roselawn, Indiana, after circling in icy weather, killing 64 passengers.
1994 – Em Lusaca, assinatura de um acordo de Paz entre o Governo de Luanda e a UNITA.
1995 – Rosalind Cash dies (b. 1938). American actress.
1996 – A Brazilian TAM Fokker-100 crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.
1997 – Entrada em vigor das sanções da ONU à UNITA, por este movimento não cumprir as acções necessárias para implementar o acordo de Lusaca.
1997 – Um desabamento de lama, provocado por intensas chuvadas, causa a morte a 29 pessoas, na localidade de Ribeira Quente, em S. Miguel, Açores.
1997 – 19-year-old British au pair Louise Woodward, convicted by a Cambridge, Massachusetts, jury of second-degree murder the day before, is sentenced to life in prison.
1998 – Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.
1999 – EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
1999 – Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran Church leaders sign the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, ending a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.
1999 – Greg Moore dies (b. 1975). Canadian race car driver
2000 – Ikram Antaki dies (9 Jul 1948). Sirian-born Mexican writer.
2000 – Ring Lardner, Jr. dies (b. 1915). American screenwriter
2000 – A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and 4 crew members
2000 – A chartered Antonov AN-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50
2000 – The last Multics machine was shut down.
2002 – A federal grand jury in Houston formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.
2002 – Lionel Poilâne dies (b. 1945).French baker and entrepreneur
2002 – Raf Vallone dies (b. 17 Feb 1916). Italian actor.
2003 – Dharmsamrat Paramhans Swami Madhavananda, Indian guru (b. 1923)
2003 – Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
2003 – Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian singer (b. 1908)
2003 – A bankruptcy court approves MCI‘s reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.
2003 – Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia after 22 years in power.
2004 – Tabaré Vázquez is elected President of Uruguay
R.C. Saints – October 31 is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints:
St. Antoninus St. Arnulf St. Bega St. Notburga St. Quentin St Urban St. Wolfgang
Also see October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Protestant ChurchReformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
October 31th is Halloween / Dia das Bruxas
Dia Mundial da Poupança
CornwallAllantide
WikipediaWikipedia:Tim Starling Day
 

On this day in History – Oct. 31

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0475 – Romulus Augustus was proclaimed Roman Emperor.
1147 – Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester dies. English politician
1214 – Leonora of England dies (b. 1162). Queen of Alfonso VIII of Castile
1291 – Philippe de Vitry was born (d. 1361). French composer.
1345 – King Fernando I of Portugal was born (d. 1383)
1391 – King Duarte of Portugal was born (d. 1438)
1424 – King Wladislaus III of Poland was born (d. 1444)
1448 – John VIII Palaeologus dies (b. 1390). Byzantine Emperor
1451 – Nascimento do descobridor da América, Cristóvão Colombo (1451-1506), em Génova, Itália.
1512 – Vaticano: se inauguran los frescos de la Capilla Sixtina, pintados por Miguel Ángel.
1517 – Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church.
1517 – Fra Bartolommeo dies (b. 1472). Italian artist
1538 – Caesar Baronius was born (d. 1607). Italian cardinal and historian
1587 – Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.
1599 – Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles was born (d. 1680). English statesman and writer.
1620 – John Evelyn was born († 1706). English diarist.
1622 – Pierre Paul Puget was born (d. 1694). French artist.
1632 – Johannes Vermeer was born (d. 1675). Flemish painter
1636 – Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria was born (d. 1679)
1659 – John Bradshaw dies (b. 1602). English judge
1705 – Pope Clement XIV was born (1774)
1723 – Cosimo III de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany dies (b. 1642)
1732 – Victor Amadeus II of Savoy dies (b. 1666)
1733 – Eberhard IV Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg dies (b. 1676)
1744 – Leonardo Leo dies (b. 1694). Italian composer
1750 – Marquess of Alorna (D. Leonor de Almeida Lorena e Lencastre) was born. Portuguese writer.
1768 – Francesco Maria Veracini dies (b. 1690). Italian composer.
1784 – José Rafael de Gallegos y Alvarado was born. President of Costa Rica (1833-1835 and 1845-1846)
1784 – Jose Maria Perez de Urdininea was born. President of Bolivia (18 Apr 1828- 02 Aug 1828)
1795 – John Keats was born (d. 1821). British poet.
1815 – Karl Weierstraß was born (d. 1897). German mathematician.
1822 – Emperor Agustín de Iturbide attempted to dissolve the Mexican Empire.
1828 – Joseph Swan was born. English physicist and chemist, most famous for the development of the light bulb.
1835 – Adolf von Baeyer was born (d. 1917). German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1838 – King Luís I de Portugal was born (d. 1889).
1860 – Juliette Low was born. American founder of the Girl Scouts
1860 – Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald dies (b. 1775). British admiral
1861 – American Civil War: Citing failing health, Union General Winfield Scott resigns as Commander of the United States Army.
1863 – The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato.
1864 – Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
1875 – Eugene Meyer was born (d. 1954). American businessman and newspaper publisher
1879 – Jacob Abbott dies (b. 1803). American author.
1887 – Chiang Kai-shek was born (d. 1975). Nationalist Chinese leader.
1889 – Santa-Rita Pintor was born (d. 1918). Portuguese futurist painter.
1896 – Pedro de Freitas Branco was born. Portuguese conductor.
1892 – Alexander Alekhine was born (d. 1946). Russian chess player
1892 – Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
1895 – Basil Liddell Hart was born (d. 1970). British military historian
1896 – Ethel Waters was born (d. 1977). American singer and actress
1902 – Carlos Drummond de Andrade was born (d. 1987). Brazilian cronist and poet.
1902 – Abraham Wald was born (d. 13 Dec 1950). Hungarian mathematician
1912 – Dale Evans was born (d. 2001). American singer and actress
1912 – António Vilar was born in Lisbon (d. 16 Aug 1995). Portuguese actor.
1912 – The Musketeers of Pig Alley, directed by D.W. Griffith, debuts as the first gangster film.
1912 – Dominican Republic becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1916 – Charles Taze Russell dies (b. 1852). American founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses
1917 – World War I: Battle of Beersheba – “last successful cavalry charge in history”
1918 – Independência da Hungria
1918 – Ian Stevenson was born. American parapsychologist
1920 – Dick Francis was born. Welsh novelist
1920 – Helmut Newton was born (d. 2004). German photographer.
1920 – Fritz Walter was born. German footballer
1922 – Barbara Bel Geddes was born (d. 2005). American actress
1922 – Illinois Jacquet was born (d. 2004). American saxophonist.
1922 – King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia was born
1922 – Benito Mussolini becomes the youngest Premier in the history of Italy.
1923 – 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins.
1925 – John Anthony Pople was born (d. 2004). English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1926 – Magician Harry Houdini dies of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.
1926 – Harry Houdini dies (b. 1874). Hungarian-born American magician.
1927 – Lee Grant was born. American actress
1928 – Cleo Moore was born (d. 1973). Actress.
1929 – Eddie Charlton was born (d. 1994). Australian snooker player.
1929 – José Relvas dies (b. 5 Mar 1858). Portuguese politician.
1929 – António José de Almeida dies (b. 27 Jul 1866). Portuguese proeminent republican personality and President of Portugal
1930 – Michael Collins was born. Astronaut
1931 – Dan Rather was born. American television journalist
1936 – Michael Landon was born (d. 1991). American actor
1936 – The Boy Scouts of the Philippines was formed.
1937 – Tom Paxton was born. American singer
1937 – Claudete Soares was born. Brazilian singer
1938 – Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.
1939 – Ron Rifkin was born. American actor
1939 – Otto Rank dies (b. 1884). Austrian psychologist.
1940 – World War II: Battle of Britain ends – The United Kingdom prevents Germany from invading Great Britain.
1941- After 14 years of work, drilling is completed on Mount Rushmore.
1941 – World War II: The destroyer USS Reuben James is torpedoed by a German U-boat near Iceland, killing more than 100 United States Navy sailors.
1941 – American photographer Ansel Adams takes a picture of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico that would become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.
1943 – Max Reinhardt dies (b. 1873). German director.
1944 – Kinky Friedman was born. American musician and novelist
1945 – Brian Doyle-Murray was born. American comedian and actor
1945 – Peru é admitido como Estado-Membro da ONU
1946 – Stephen Rea was born. Irish actor
1947 – Deidre Hall was born. American actress
1947 – Frank Shorter was born. American runner
1950 – John Candy was born (d. 1994). Canadian comedian and actor
1950 – Jane Pauley was born. American news anchor
1953 – Michael J. Anderson was born. American actor
1954 – Algerian War of Independence: The Algerian National Liberation Front begins a revolt against French rule.
1956 – Suez Crisis: The United Kingdom and France begin bombing Egypt to force the reopening of the Suez Canal.
1958 – Jeannie Longo was born. French cyclist
1958 – John Jairo Torres de la Pava was born. Colombian singer.
1959 – Neal Stephenson was born. American author
1961 – Peter Jackson was born. New Zealand film director
1961 – Larry Mullen was born. Irish drummer (U2)
1961 – Alonzo Babers was born. American runner
1961 – In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin‘s body is removed from Lenin’s Tomb.
1963 – Dunga was born. Brazilian footballer
1963 – Fred McGriff was born. baseball player
1963 – Rob Schneider was born. American actor
1964 – Marco van Basten was born. Dutch football player
1965 – Annabella Lwin was born. British singer (Bow Wow Wow)
1966 – Adam Horovitz was born. American singer (Beastie Boys)
1966 – Antonio de Arruda Carneiro Leão dies (b. 2 Jul 1887). Brazilian teacher, educator and essayist.
1968 – Vanilla Ice was born. American rapper
1968 – Antonio Davis was born. American basketball player
1968 – Vietnam War October surprise:Citing progress with the Paris peace talks, US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces to the nation that he has ordered a complete cessation of “all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam” effective November 1.
1970 – Rogers Stevens was born. American guitarist (Blind Melon)
1971 – Alphonso Ford was born (d. 2004). American basketball player
1976 – José María Gutiérrez Hernández (Guti) was born. Spanish football player (Real Madrid)
1978 – España: las Cortes aprueban la Constitución.
1979 – Simão Sabrosa was born at Constantim, Vila Real. Portuguese football player (Benfica). See his personal page
1981 – In the Harry Potter novels Voldemort kills James & Lily Potter.
1981 – Frank Iero was born. American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
1981 – Irina Denezhkina was born. Russian Generation Y writer
1983 – George Halas dies (b. 1895). American football player, coach, and team owner.
1983 – Raúl Alfonsin is elected President of Argentina
1984 – Indira Gandhi dies (b. 1917). Prime Minister of India
1984 – Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two Sikh security guards (riots soon broke out in New Delhi and nearly 2,000 innocent Sikhs were killed).
1986 – Christie Hayes was born. Australian actress
1986 – Robert S. Mulliken dies (b. 1896). American physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1987 – Joseph Campbell dies (b. 1904). American author and expert on mythology.
1988 – John Houseman dies (b. 1902). Romanian-born actor and director.
1989 – Turquia: Turgut Ozal assume a presidencia.
1991 – Joseph Papp dies (b. 1921). American theatrical producer.
1993 – Federico Fellini dies (b. 1920). Italian director.
1993 – River Phoenix dies (drug overdose) (b. 1970). American actor.
1994 – An American Eagle ATR-72 crashes in Roselawn, Indiana, after circling in icy weather, killing 64 passengers.
1994 – Em Lusaca, assinatura de um acordo de Paz entre o Governo de Luanda e a UNITA.
1995 – Rosalind Cash dies (b. 1938). American actress.
1996 – A Brazilian TAM Fokker-100 crashes into several houses in São Paulo, Brazil killing 98 including 2 on the ground.
1997 – Entrada em vigor das sanções da ONU à UNITA, por este movimento não cumprir as acções necessárias para implementar o acordo de Lusaca.
1997 – Um desabamento de lama, provocado por intensas chuvadas, causa a morte a 29 pessoas, na localidade de Ribeira Quente, em S. Miguel, Açores.
1997 – 19-year-old British au pair Louise Woodward, convicted by a Cambridge, Massachusetts, jury of second-degree murder the day before, is sentenced to life in prison.
1998 – Iraq disarmament crisis begins: Iraq announces it would no longer cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors.
1999 – EgyptAir Flight 990 traveling from New York City to Cairo crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on-board.
1999 – Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran Church leaders sign the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, ending a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.
1999 – Greg Moore dies (b. 1975). Canadian race car driver
2000 – Ikram Antaki dies (9 Jul 1948). Sirian-born Mexican writer.
2000 – Ring Lardner, Jr. dies (b. 1915). American screenwriter
2000 – A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 operating as Flight 006 collides with construction equipment upon takeoff in Taipei, Taiwan killing 79 passengers and 4 crew members
2000 – A chartered Antonov AN-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50
2000 – The last Multics machine was shut down.
2002 – A federal grand jury in Houston formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.
2002 – Lionel Poilâne dies (b. 1945).French baker and entrepreneur
2002 – Raf Vallone dies (b. 17 Feb 1916). Italian actor.
2003 – Dharmsamrat Paramhans Swami Madhavananda, Indian guru (b. 1923)
2003 – Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
2003 – Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian singer (b. 1908)
2003 – A bankruptcy court approves MCI‘s reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.
2003 – Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia after 22 years in power.
2004 – Tabaré Vázquez is elected President of Uruguay
R.C. Saints – October 31 is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints:
St. Antoninus St. Arnulf St. Bega St. Notburga St. Quentin St Urban St. Wolfgang
Also see October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Protestant ChurchReformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
October 31th is Halloween / Dia das Bruxas
Dia Mundial da Poupança
CornwallAllantide
WikipediaWikipedia:Tim Starling Day