On this day: October 31

Published On: Oct 30 2012 11:59:09 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2014 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 - Michael Collins
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1930: American astronaut Michael Collins, who was as the command module pilot for Apollo 11, is born in Rome, Italy. Before Apollo 11, in which Collins orbited the moon while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first lunar landing, he also went into space on Gemini 10 in 1966.

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