On this day: October 31

POSTED: 10:59 PM Oct 30 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 31 2013

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 - Peter Jackson
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New Line Cinema

1961: Film director and producer Peter Jackson, best known for the "Lord of the Ring" and "The Hobbit" movie franchises, is born in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand.

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