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 - Nick Saban
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1951: Football coach Nick Saban, who won a national championship with Louisiana State University in 2003 and three more with the University of Alabama in 2009 and 2011-12, is born in Fairmont, W.Va. Saban has also served as head coach of the National Football League's Miami Dolphins and two other NCAA universities: Michigan State and Toledo. His championship titles make him the first coach in college football history to win a national championship with two different Football Bowl Subdivision schools.


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