‘Songs, Pictures and Stories of the Fabulous Beatles’ album by The Beatles debuts at #121 in USA 50 years ago today (Oct 31 1964)

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(Saturday, October 31, 1964)Songs, Pictures and Stories of the Fabulous Beatles by The Beatles, Vee Jay’s final attempt to cash in on their soon-to-be expired license agreement to release recordings by the band, debuted at #121 on today’s Billboard Top 200 albums chart.

India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi assassinated 30 years ago this hour (Oct 31 1984)

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(Wednesday, October 31, 1984, 9:20 a.m. IST) — Indira Gandhi, the 4th Prime Minister of India, was assassinated today at her Safdarjung Road, New Delhi residence, shot by two of her bodyguards (shot at 9:20 a.m.; declared dead at 2:20 p.m.) in the aftermath of Operation Blue Star, the Indian army’s June 1984 assault on the Golden Temple in Amritsar which left the temple heavily damaged.

Holocaust rescuer Oskar Schindler buried in Israel 40 years ago today (Oct 28 1974)


(Monday, October 28, 1974) — Oskar Schindler, who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, was buried today at the Catholic cemetery on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, 19 days after dying in Frankfurt, West Germany, at age 66. Schindler was the only member of the Nazi Party to be honored in this way. Continue reading