October 31st: World Magic Day
People would just sit back in their houses and invent memorials for interesting stuff, take it to the appropriate source and it becomes verified.
Well... if magic is used for the right reasons, there's nothing bad about it.
At least, we see the use of magic in Literature (especially children's literature), in movies and even art.
But... we might not want to call it magic in Nigeria or even Africa, people would prefer to call it witchcraft - considering their religious beliefs.
World Magic Day was invented in 1938 by Society of American Magicians and sanctioned by Mrs Harry Houdini.
Harry Houdini is quite probably one of the reasons magic is so popular today and at the time of his death he was the most famous member of the Society of American Magicians. Houdini died at 1:26pm on October 31st, 1926.
Houdini is most famous for his escape artistry, varying from escaping from chains, ropes, handcuffs and straightjackets while dangling in the air above his audience, to escaping from a locked milk can, filled with water. He went so far as to challenge police in every city he visited to restrain him in their jails and handcuffs – more often than not he was strip-searched first.