On this day: October 31

POSTED: 10:59 PM Oct 30 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 31 2014

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 Landon
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1936: Actor Michael Landon, best known for this TV roles on "Bonanza," "Little House on the Prairie" and "Highway to Heaven," is born Eugene Maurice Orowitz in Queens, New York. He died of pancreatic cancer at age 54 on July 1, 1991.

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