Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2018 occurs on Wednesday, October 31. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.Source: Halloween 2018 – HISTORY
Tuesday’s jackpot has a cash value of $913 million, but you must match all six numbers, however, the ticket matching all six numbers was sold in South Carolina, and the state is one of eight states where winners can remain anonymous. Other states that also support incognito winners: Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas
Hurricane Willa, a storm described by forecasters as “life-threatening” and “potentially catastrophic”, has made landfall in western Mexico.
Currently a category three storm, it has maximum winds of 195km/h (120mph) and is causing “an extremely dangerous storm surge”.
The National Hurricane Center has warned residents to stay indoors.
Earlier this month areas of the US were devastated by Hurricane Michael, which left at least 27 people dead.
A hurricane warning is in effect in coastal areas from San Blas to the tourist city Mazatlan, as well as Las Islas Marias.
A Greek merchant ship dating back more than 2,400 years has been found lying on its side off the Bulgarian coast.
The 23m (75ft) wreck, found in the Black Sea by an Anglo-Bulgarian team, is being hailed as officially the world’s oldest known intact shipwreck.
The researchers were stunned to find the merchant vessel closely resembled in design a ship that decorated ancient Greek wine vases.
The rudder, rowing benches and even the contents of its hold remain intact.
“It’s like another world,” Helen Farr from the expedition told the BBC.