On this day: October 31

POSTED: 10:59 PM Oct 30 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM 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 - Joseph Stalin
25 / 56
Graham Colm/Wikimedia Commons

1961: In the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin's body is removed from Lenin's Tomb and buried in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis next to the Kremlin walls as part of the process of de-Stalinization.


You share in the NBC Montana.com community, so please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Please email wmiller@keci.com if a comment violates these standards. Due to a technical change, all comments posted before Jan. 9, 2014 no longer appear on NBCMontana.com. Comments posted after Jan. 14 are not impacted.  We apologize for any inconvenience. The views expressed are not those of NBCMontana.com, NBCMontana or its affiliated companies. This is a community moderated forum. (Please note the 'Like' and 'Report' buttons.) By posting your comments you agree to accept our terms of use.