On this day: October 31

Published On: Oct 31 2012 12:59:09 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 31 2014 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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1950: Comedian and actor John Candy, best known for his roles in movies such as "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," "Spaceballs" and "Uncle Buck," is born in Toronto, Canada. He died his sleep on March 4, 1994, at age 43 after suffering a heart attack while on location filming the movie "Wagons East!"