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October 31, 1731 Archbishop Anton Leopold Eleutherius signs the Edict of Expulsion forcing all Protestants to leave in three months, climaxing the 300-year battle between the Catholic Church and Austrian Protestants
October 31, 1754 John Reynolds takes his oath of office, becoming the first royal governor of Georgia
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
October 31, 1760 James Wright becomes royal governor of Georgia
  James Wright
  Governors of Georgia, 1733-1800
October 31, 1780 Major General Benjamin Lincoln is replaced by Major General Nathanael Greene as commander of the Southern Department
  Nathanael Greene
  Southern Department of the Continental Army
October 31, 1848 First opening of tunnel through Chetoogetta Mountain (Tunnel Hill, GA)
October 31, 1860 Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon (Low), founder of the Girl Scouts, born, Savannah, Georgia
  Savannah, Georgia births and deaths
  Juliette Gordon Low and the Girl Scouts
October 31, 1863 Jeff Davis begins a short stay in Savannah
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Jefferson Davis
October 31, 1931 Blind Willie McTell records Georgia Rag
  William Samuel 'Blind Willie' McTell
October 31, 1946 The home of Minnie Sibley on Ashby Street was bombed by the Colombians. Sibley was black.
  The Colombians
October 31, 1948 Railroad accident in Edison, Georgia (Calhoun County) claims the lives of three workers on the Seaboard Air Line railroad, on the old Georgia, Florida and Alabama Line track
  Calhoun County, Georgia
October 31, 1952 United State Air Force Lieutenant in Fayetteville spots a UFO at tree-top level travelling at tremendous speeds
October 31, 1954 Martin Luther King, Jr. becomes the pastor at the Dexter Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
  Martin Luther King
October 31, 1963 Just before Halloween festivities were scheduled to begin in downtown Marietta, Georgia, Atherton's Drug Store exploded in a ball of flames, killing 7 and injuring 34
  Marietta, GA
October 31, 1972 Actor Chris Tucker born, Atlanta
  Chris Tucker
October 31, 2000 OutKast releases Stankonia, their last album for LaFace Records
  OutKast
October 31, 2006 George Bush campaigns in Perry for Republican U. S. House candidate Mac Collins
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