On this day: October 31

Published On: Oct 31 2012 12:59:09 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

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1945: Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller "Spellbound," starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck, premieres in New York City. The movie would go on to earn six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Hitchcock, winning for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture.