October 31 More Than Just Halloween

Ask most people what's so special about October 31 and the response will likely be something similar to "It's Halloween!" While Halloween gets the most attention every October 31, that day has played host to lots of other significant events as well.

* 475: Romulus Augustus is proclaimed Western Roman Emperor.

* 1517: Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.

* 1864: Nevada becomes the 36th state.

* 1940: The United Kingdon prevents a German invasion in the Battle of Britain during World War II.

* 1941: Drilling is completed on Mount Rushmore, ending a process that took 14 years to complete.

* 1959: Lee Harvey Oswald attempts to renounce his American citizenship at the U.S. embassy in Moscow.

* 1961: Josef Stalin's body is removed from Lenin's tomb in the Soviet Union.

* 1984: India Prime Minister Indira Gahndi is assassinated by security guards, setting off a chain of riots that lead to the deaths of nearly 10,000 Sikhs.

* 2002: Former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow is indicted by a Federal Grand jury on 78 counts, inlcuding wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy, related to the collapse of his former company.