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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1999: Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne, Australia, after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted. At 18 years old, he became the youngest person to do so.