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 - George Halas
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1983: Football player, coach and owner George Halas, the iconic longtime leader of the NFL's Chicago Bears who was nicknamed "Papa Bear," dies of pancreatic cancer at the age of 88 in Chicago.

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