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This month: Five big events that happened on Halloween in history. Source: on-this-day.com
1864 – Nevada becomes the 36th state to join the US.
1914 – The Ottoman Empire joins the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Bulgaria).
1922 – Benito Mussolini becomes prime minister of Italy.
1984 – Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two Sikh security guards.
1993 – River Phoenix, 23, dies after collapsing outside The Viper Room in Hollywood.