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 - Vanilla Ice
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1967: Rapper Vanilla Ice, whose 1990 song "Ice Ice Baby" would become the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts, is born under the birth name Robert Van Winkle in Dallas, Texas.