Singer-actress Willow Smith is 16.

Singer-actress Willow Smith is 16.

A page to spark motivation, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history.

EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. – Marian Wright Edelman

EUR BIRTHDAYS

Oct. 31: Guitarist Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys is 50. Singer-actress Willow Smith is 16.

BLACK HISTORY

Oct. 31, 1899: W.F. Burr patents railway switch.