Good morning once again I'm Keith Radford and this is Eyewitness to History for Thursday October 31st, Halloween.
On this day in1864...Nevada became the 36TH state to join the United States of America.
On this day in1926... Magician Harry Houdini died in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis after suffering a ruptured appendix when someone punched him in the stomach twelve days earlier.
And on this day in1993, young actor River Phoenix died at the age of 23 after collapsing outside the Viper Room Bar in Hollywood California.
And that's Eyewitness to History for Thursday October 31st.