This Day in History
On October 31, 1940, the nearly four-month-long Battle of Britain came to an end.
On October 30, 1974, Muhammad Ali faced off against heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman in the “Rumble in the Jungle.”
On October 29, 1863, representatives from around the world joined together to establish the International Red Cross.
On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was completed and dedicated.
On October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered his “A Time for Choosing” speech for Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign, making him a national name.
After just 18 months, the Pony Express ceased operations on October 26, 1861.
On October 25, 1940, Benjamin O. Davis Sr. was appointed the first African-American general in US Army.
On October 24, 1861, the people of West Virginia voted to secede from the Confederate state of Virginia.