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.

OTD October 31 - Rob Schneider
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1963: Actor and comedian Rob Schneider, a former "Saturday Night Live" cast member who has gone on to star in movie such as "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," "The Hot Chick" and "Grown Ups," is born in San Francisco, Calif.