October 31 in history: Spanish flu, Indira Gandhi assassinated and more

From EgyptAir crash to world population crossing 7 billion, here's what happened on this day in past

1918

Spanish Flu kills 21,000 people in US in single week

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1984

First woman PM of India Indira Gandhi is assassinated

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1992

Catholic church regrets its handling of Galileo Galilei's case

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1999

EgyptAir Flight 990 crashes near US East coast, killing 217

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2011

World population reaches 7 billion according to UN

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