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OCTOBER 31

1632 Johannes Vermeer (Dutch Painter) Jan Vermeer
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1926 Harry Houdini (Hungarian-born American Escape Artist) Harry Houdini Magician
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1935 In Alaska, a New Bridge Replaces the Ferry Service That Had Run between Juneau and Douglas Since 1880 Alaska Steamboat Bridges Alaska Historical Society
1941 Mount Rushmore National Monument Completed (last day of carving) South Dakota Mount Rushmore Parks PBS
1951 In Delaware, Henry F. du Pont's Home, Winterthur, Is Opened as a Public Museum Delaware Museums Museums Official Web Site State of Delaware

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