On this day: October 31

Published On: Oct 30 2012 11:59:09 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Dale Evans
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1912: Singer and actress Dale Evans, best known as the wife and frequent co-star of singing cowboy Roy Rogers, is born under the birth name Lucille Wood Smith in Uvalde, Texas. Evans and Rogers formed a team on- and off-screen from 1946 until Rogers' death in 1998. Evans, seen here with Rogers at the Academy Awards in 1989, died of congestive heart failure at the age of 88 on Feb. 7, 2001.

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