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On this day, 31 October

Egon Schiele

While we overwhelmingly mark 31 October as simply the celebration of Halloween, we wanted to highlight some other events that have occurred on this day over the years. On this day One event that had an overwhelming and lasting impact took place on this day in 1517: Martin Luther posted on the door of Castle Church, Wittenberg, his 95 Theses. The ever-expanding United States admitted its 36th state on 31 October 1864: Nevada. One of the earliest transcontinental highways in

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John Keats – Born on 31 October 1795

‘You are always new. The last of your kisses were ever the sweetest, the last smile the brightest, the last movement the gracefullest…’ – John Keats in a letter to Fanny Brawne John Keats was born in Moorgate, London, on 31 October 1795. Included below is a newspaper story from 1891 about the sale of one of the most famous letters that Keats wrote to Fanny Brawne. What price love? The letter sold for £55, which is about £3,300 in today’s

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