Today in World War II History—October 31, 1941
80 Years Ago—Oct. 31, 1941: Destroyer USS Reuben James is sunk by German U-boat U-552 in Convoy HX-156 off Iceland—the first US warship lost during WWII; 115 killed.
Mount Rushmore is completed after 14 years of work.
Britain warns that putting out carved Halloween turnips will result in blackout fines.