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 - The Beatles
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1969: The Beatles release the single "Something" in the United Kingdom. "Something" was the first Beatles song written by lead guitarist George Harrison to appear as an A-side, and the only song written by him to top the U.S. charts while he was in the band. The song would also make the top five in the United Kingdom.