This day in Halloween history


 In 1872, Oliver Mowat assumed office as premier of Ontario and leader of the Ontario Liberal Party; he remained premier until 1896.

 In 1950, the 1770 km oil pipeline from Edmonton to the Great Lakes was completed, linking Canada's gas fields with the markets of central Canada. In 1958

 Alberta gas finally reached Toronto and imports of Texas gas ended.

 In 1982, Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation de Notre-Dame de Montreal, was canonized (the first Canadian woman made a saint).

 In 1995, Jacques Parizeau resigned as Quebec premier and leader of the Parti Quebecois, later to be succeeded by Lucien Bouchard.

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     In 1517, Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church setting off the Protestant Reformation

     In 1714, Georg Ludwig van Hannover crowned as English King George I

     In 1876, Cyclone hits Bengal, about 200,000 die

     In 1914, Great Britain & France declare war on Turkey

     In 1922, Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy

     In 1992, Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years

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     In 1912, Dale Evans, [Frances Butts] cowgirl, actor, singer (Roy Rogers Show)

     In 1920, Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)

     In 1922, Barbara Bel Geddes actor (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught)

     In 1922, Norodom Sihanouk, president of Cambodia

     In 1931, Dan Rather, news anchor CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes

     In 1937, Michael Landon, actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven)

     In 1937, Tom Paxton folk singer/songwriter (Forest Lawn)

     In 1942, David Ogden Stiers actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc)

     In 1944, Kinky Friedman country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy)

     In 1947, Russ Ballard, rocker (Argent)

     In 1949, Bob Selbenberg, rocker (Supertramp)

     In 1950, Jane Pauley newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend)

     In 1950, John Candy actor/comedian

     In 1959, Val Kilmer, actor (Top Secret, Batman Forever)

     In 1961, Larry Mullen Jr, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow)

     In 1963, Rob Schneider, actor (SNL, Jamie Coleman-Men Behaving Badly)

     In 1968, Antonio Davis, NBA forward with Toronto Raptors

     In 1968, Vanilla Ice, [Robert Van Winkle], rapper (Ice Ice Baby)

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     In 1926, magician Harry Houdini died after a blow to his abdomen.

     In 1939, Otto Rank, Austrian psychoanalyst (Trauma of Geburt),

     In 1983, George S Halas, NFL coach (Chicago Bears) at 88

     In 1984, Eduardo De Filippo, director (7 Deadly Sins, Shoot Loud) at 84

     In 1984, Indira Gandhi, PM of India, assassinated by 2 of her bodyguards at 66

     In 1988, John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase, Fog) at 86

     In 1993, Federico Fellini, director (La Dolce Vita) at 73

     In 1993, River Phoenix, actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23

     In 1995, Rosalind Cash, actress (Emma-Go Tell It on the Mountain) at 56

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     Save the Last Dance for Me - The Drifters
     My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own - Connie Francis
     You Talk Too Much - Joe Jones
     Alabama - Cowboy Copas

     Hey Jude - The Beatles
     Little Green Apples - O.C. Smith
     Those were the Days - Mary Hopkin
     Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - Eddy Arnold

     If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
     Rock'n Me - Steve Miller
     The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
     Among My Souvenirs - Marty Robbins

     I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
     Purple Rain - Prince and The Revolution
     Wake Me Up before You Go-Go - Wham!
     If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band) - Alabama

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