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OCTOBER 31

1888 George Hubert Wilkins (Australian-born British Explorer) Australian Explorers
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1915 Silas Christofferson (Oregon Daredevil Pilot Killed in an Airplane Crash) Oregon Explorers and Aviators Aviation SalemOregon.com
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1764 George Johnstone, the First Governor of British West Florida, Arrives in Pensacola British Political and Social Leaders Pensacola, Florida Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1950 Earl Lloyd Is First African-American to Play in the NBA African-American History Historic Firsts NBA Basketball Hall of Fame African-American Registry
1956 Rear Admiral G. J. Dufek Lands an Airplane at the South Pole Antarctica Aviation Historic Firsts New York Times
1968 The Milwaukee Bucks Claim Their First Victory, a 134-118 Win over the Detroit Pistons Milwaukee, Wisconsin Basketball NBA Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
2010 Dilma Rousseff Is Elected as Brazil's First Female President Brazilian Political and Social Leaders Elections Women Historic Firsts BBC

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