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What is Today? – October 31

today harry houdiniKENTUCKY (10/31/12) – Of course, today is the day that families all around the state of Kentucky are celebrating Halloween. Nevertheless, there are still a few other interesting occurrences that happened today in history.
 
Halloween was first celebrated 1178 years ago today.
 
Famed author Arthur Conan Doyle published the hit novel, “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” 120 years ago today.
 
The first coast to coast United States paved highway was dedicated 99 years ago today.
 
J. Edgar Hoover’s final meeting with former President John F. Kennedy took place 49 years ago today.
 
President Johnson ordered troops to stop all bombing of North Vietnam 44 years ago today.
 
Magician Harry Houdini passed away 86 years ago today.
 
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