On this day: October 31

Posted: 0:59 AM EDT Oct 31, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Oct 31, 2015

The first All Hallows' Evening is celebrated, Nevada becomes a state, Harry Houdini dies, Mount Rushmore is completed, and the Vatican apologizes to Galileo, all on this day.

OTD October 31 - Dan Rather
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Senior Airman Kat Lynn Justen/U.S. Air Force

1931: Broadcast journalist Dan Rather, who was anchor of the "CBS Evening News" for 24 years until 2005, is born in Wharton, Texas.


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