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OCTOBER 31

1860 Andrew Volstead (Minnesota-born Congressman (1903-23) Who Introduced the National Prohibition Act) Minnesota Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Drugs
Sports Figures
1902 Wilbur Shaw (Indiana-born Race-car Driver, Three-time Winner of the Indianapolis 500) Indiana Sports Figures Auto Racing Indianapolis 500
1947 Frank Shorter (German-born Member of the American Track and Field Hall of Fame) German Sports Figures Track & Field Hall of Fame `1972 Olympic Games
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1903 A Brown Water Jug Left Behind by Michigan Football Players Becomes of a Symbol of the School's Rivalry with Minnesota University of Michigan University of Minnesota Football Minnesota 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
1964 Kelso Becomes the Biggest Money Winner in Thoroughbred Racing History Horse Racing Economics 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
1970 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 5 in New Guinea New Guinea Earthquake Death USGS

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