On this day: October 31

Published: Oct 31 2012 12:59:09 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Michael Collins
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NASA

1930: American astronaut Michael Collins, who was as the command module pilot for Apollo 11, is born in Rome, Italy. Before Apollo 11, in which Collins orbited the moon while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first lunar landing, he also went into space on Gemini 10 in 1966.

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