May 31 Events in History


May 31, 1930 - Clint Eastwood

May 31, 1930 – Clint Eastwood

Events from  history that occurred … on this day!

Today’s Birthdays

1976 – Colin Farrell
1943 – Joe Namath
1930 – Clint Eastwood
1898 – Norman Vincent Peale
1819 – Walt Whitman

Today’s History

2012 In India, a nationwide strike against rising gas prices closes shops and interrupts public transport across the country
2012 Former Democratic Party candidate for the U.S. Presidency, John Edwards, is cleared on one count of corruption, with a mistrial declared on the other five counts
2011 Release dates and titles for two films based on ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R. Tolkein are announced
2011 After scientists reviewed studies on cell phone safety, the World Health Organization classifies cell phone radiation as a carcinogenic hazard, possibly carcinogenic to humans
2005 Watergate figure Deep Throat is revealed to be W. Mark Felt a former F.B.I agent
1997 “Once Upon a Matress,” closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 187 perf
1997 Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race
1996 Mark Van Thillo and Abigail Alling, former biospherian win $100,000 lawsuit against Biospheric Development for Space Biospheres Ventures
1994 Padres scores 13 in 2nd vs Pirates
1993 President Dobrica Cosic of little Yugoslavia flees
1992 46th Tony Awards: Dancing at Lughnasa and Crazy For You win
1992 5th Children’s Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,060,000
1992 Barb Mucha wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1991 Oldest bride – Minnie Munro, 102, weds Dudley Reid, 83, in Australia
1991 Sides in Angola sign a treaty ending 16 year civil war
1990 63rd National Spelling Bee: Amy Marie Dimak wins spelling fibranne
1990 BPAA U.S. Women’s Bowling Open won by Dana Miller-Mackie
1990 Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles
1989 “Rambling with Gambling” 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (New York City)
1989 1st International Rock Awards
1989 1st presentation of rock n roll Elvis awards
1989 Speaker of House Jim Wright resigns
1987 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1987 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
1985 41 tornadoes hit Northeast U.S., killing 88
1985 Guatemala adopts constitution
1985 New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000
1985 Tornados in Penn, Ohio, New York and Canada kill 88 and injured more than 1,000
1984 57th National Spelling Bee: Daniel Greenblatt wins spelling luge
1984 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Viv Richards hits 189* (170 balls) vs. England, ODI cricket record
1983 37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep Los Angeles Lakers in 4 games
1982 “Best Little Whorehouse in Tx” opens at Eugene O’Neill New York City for 63 perf
1981 Cathy Reynolds wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1980 “Love Stinks” by J Geils Band peaks at #38
1980 Police and youthful rebels battle in Zurich
1979 “I Remember Mama” opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 108 performances
1979 Radio City Music Hall (New York City) reopens
1979 Zimbabwe proclaims independence
1977 “Beatlemania” opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 920 performances
1977 Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani becomes heir apparent to throne of Qatar
1977 Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed
1976 Loudest Pennsylvania (76 KW) for Who’s Quadrophenia in London
1975 “Goodtime Charley” closes at Palace Theater New York City after 104 performances
1975 Fred Newman makes 12,874 baskets in a one-day exhibition
1974 Israel and Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights
1974 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 Glenn Turner scores his 1,000th cricket run of English season
1972 Ajax wins Europe Cup 1 in Rotterdam
1971 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake (50-70,000 die)
1970 KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA O’Sullivan Ladies’ Golf Open
1969 “Dear World” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 132 performances
1969 “Gitarzan” by Ray Stevens peaks at #8
1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record “Give Peace a Chance”
1969 Stevie Wonder releases “My Cherie Amore”
1967 Bayern Munchen wins 7th Europe Cup II at Neurenberg
1965 Jim Clark becomes 1st foreigner in 49 years to win Indy
1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Babe Didrikson Zaharias Golf Open
1964 San Francisco Giants beat New York Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hours 32 minutes)
1962 “Tell It To Groucho” last airs on CBS-TV
1961 Benfica wins 6th Europe Cup 1 at Bern
1961 Chuck Berry’s amusement park, Berryland in St. Louis, opens
1961 John F. Kennedy visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
1961 Judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Ed of New Rochelle, to integrate
1961 Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves Commonwealth
1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Cavalier Golf Open
1958 Dick Dale invents “surf music” with “Let’s Go Trippin”
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
1956 Mickey Mantle home run just misses clearing Yankee Stadium’s roof
1955 Construction begins on Soviet cosmodrome launch facilities
1955 Great Britain proclaims emergency crisis due to railroad strike
1955 Supreme Court orders school integration “with all deliberate speed”
1953 Lebanese president Camille Shamun disbands government
1953 WSUN TV channel 38 in St. Petersburg-Tampa, Florida (IND) 1st broadcast
1951 Netherlands and South Africa sign cultural accord
1950 Due to rain, Indy 500 shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins
1950 Laker takes 14-12-2-8 in Test Cricket trial
1949 31st PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Hermitage CC Richmond VA
1949 Charley Lupica begins stay on 4′ platform atop a 60′ pole, vowing to stay until Indians clinch pennant. (They don’t, and stays 117 days)
1948 Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings)
1947 79th Belmont: Ruperto Donoso aboard Phalanx wins in 2:29.6
1947 Communists grab power in Hungary
1947 Eastern DC-4 crashes between Ft. Deposit and Perryville Md, kills 53
1947 Italian government of Gasperi forms
1944 Allied breakthrough in Italy
1943 “Archie” comic strip 1st broadcast on radio
1943 Cards Mort Cooper pitches 1st of back-to-back one-hitters
1942 25th PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Seaview CC Atlantic City, New Jersey
1942 Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury
1941 1st issue of “Parade” goes on sale
1941 41 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)
1941 British troops vacate Kreta
1941 German occupiers forbids Jews access to beach and swimming pools
1940 General-major Bernard Montgomery leaves Duinkerken
1940 Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris
1938 Bill Edrich scores his 1,000th run of cricket season, all at Lord’s
1937 1st quadruplets to finish college (Baylor University)
1937 Brooklyn Dodgers snap New York Giant Carl Hubbell’s 24-game winning streak
1937 German battleships bomb Almeria, Spain
1935 Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat
1935 Quake kills 50,000 in Quetta Pakistan
1930 Bradman gets his 1,000th run of the English Cricket season
1930 Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium
1930 Comet 73P/1930 (Schwassmann-Wachmann 3) approaches 0.0617 AUs of Earth
1929 Atlantic City Convention Center opens
1928 1st aerial cross of Pacific takes off from Oakland
1928 Charlie Hallows scores his 1,000th run of Cricket season
1927 Ford Motor Company produces last “Tin Lizzie” (begins Model A)
1927 Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play
1926 Portuguese president Bernardino Machedo resigns after coup
1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition opens in Philadelphia
1923 China and U.S.S.R. exchange diplomats
1921 Suffy McInnis (1st base) begins an errorless string of 1,700
1919 1st wedding held in an aircraft (over Houston, Texas)
1919 NC-4 aircraft commanded by AC Read completes 1st crossing of Atlantic
1917 1st jazz record released (Dark Town Strutters Ball)
1916 Battle of Skagerrak: Brit-German sea battle at Jutland (10,000 dead)
1916 British battle cruiser Invincible explodes, killing all but 6
1915 An LZ-38 Zeppelin makes an air raid on London
1914 Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleveland Indians, 6-1
1913 17th amendment (direct election of senators) declared ratified
1913 Alexis Ahlgren runs world record maraton (2:36:06.6)
1912 U.S. Marines land on Cuba
1910 Cape of Good Hope becomes part of Union of South Africa
1910 Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to New York City
1910 Union of South Africa declares independence from U.K.
1909 1st NAACP conference (United Charities Building, New York City)
1908 Miss Pottelsberghe de la Pottery is 1st airplane passenger (Belgium)
1907 Taxis 1st began running in New York City
1906 Attack on King Alfonso XIII and Victoria von Battenberg in Madrid
1905 Emperor Wilhelm II lands in Tanger
1902 Australia Cricket all out 36 vs. England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever
1902 Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
1900 British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg
1900 Piet de Law captures Lt-colonel Spragges Irish Yeomanry
1900 Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)
1900 U.S. troops arrive in Beijing, help put down Boxer Rebellion
1899 Bronx acquires Keltch Memorial Park
1894 John Harvey Kellogg patents “flaked cereal”
1891 Work on trans-Siberian railway begins
1889 Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Pennsylvania
1883 French fleet under Pierre begins siege of Tamatave, Madagascar
1880 League of American Wheelmen (1st U.S. bicycle association), forms in Newport, Rhode Island
1879 1st electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition
1879 Madison Square Garden opens
1878 German battleship Grosser Kurfurst sinks, 284 killed
1878 U.S. Congress accept decrease in dollar circulation
1870 Congress passes 1st Enforcement Act (rights of blacks)
1870 E. J. DeSemdt patents asphalt pavement
1868 1st Memorial Day parade held in Ironton, Ohio
1868 Dr. James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St. Cloud, Paris
1864 Raid at Morgan’s Kentucky
1862 Battle of Seven Pines Virginia (Fair Oaks)
1861 General Beauregard is given command of Confederate Alexandria Line
1861 Mint at New Orleans closes
1859 Philadelphia A’s organize to play “town ball” became baseball 20 years later
1853 Elisha Kane’s Arctic expedition leaves New York aboard Advance
1849 Last edition of Orange sheet “Journal de La Haye”
1847 Rotterdam-Hague Railway opens
1837 Astor Hotel opens in New York City, it later becomes the Waldorf-Astoria
1836 HMS Beagle anchors in Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope
1821 Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st U.S. Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore
1790 U.S. copyright law enacted
1744 French troops conquer Kortrijk
1727 France, England and Netherlands sign accord of Paris
1696 John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius
1678 Lady Godiva rode naked through Coventry in a protest of taxes
1665 Jerusalem’s rabbi Sjabtai Tswi proclaims himself Messiah
1659 Netherlands, England and France sign Treaty of The Hague
1634 U.S. colony Massachusetts Bay annexes Maine colony
1621 Sir Francis Bacon thrown into Tower of London for 1 night
1564 Battle on Gotland: Lubeck and Denmark beat Sweden
1531 “Women’s Revolt” in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted
1495 Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella and Venice sign anti-French Saint League
1417 Jacoba van Bavarian becomes countess of Holland/Zealand/Henegouwen
70 Rome captures 1st wall of the city of Jerusalem

Source: BrainyHistory

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