On this date in Labour History …

October 31, 1941: After 14 years of labor by 400 stone masons, the Mt. Rushmore sculpture is completed in Keystone, South Dakota. Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865).

Source: Union Communicate Services, Wikipedia


October 31, 2011: The Day of Seven Billion, October 31, 2011, is the day that has been officially designated by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as the approximate day on which the world’s population reached seven billion people. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is to speak at the United Nations building in New York City on this new milestone in the size of world population and the issues that it will raise, along with promoting the UNFPA’s new program named 7 Billion Actions, which will seek to “build global awareness around the opportunities and challenges associated with a world of seven billion people” and inspire individuals and organizations to take action.

Source: OnThisDay, United Nations Population Fund, Wikipedia