31 October It happened today…….



1517  Martin Luther nails his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg.

1864  Nevada becomes the 36th state of the Union.

1940  The Battle of Britain ends with RAF losses of 915 against Luftwaffe losses of 1733.

1958  The first internal heart pacemaker implanted by Dr Ake Senning in Sweden.

1961  Death of Welsh portrait painter, Augustus John.

1971  IRA bomb explodes at London’s Post Office Tower.



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