Historical Events on May 31 (Part 2)

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  • 1992 46th Tony Awards: Dancing at Lughnasa & Crazy For You win
  • 1992 5th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,060,000
  • 1992 Barb Mucha wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
  • 1993 President Dobrica Ćosić of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia flees
  • 1994 Padres scores 13 in 2nd vs Pirates
  • 1996 Mark Van Thillo & Abigail Alling, former biospherian win $100,000 lawsuit against Biospheric Development for Space Biospheres Ventures
  • 1997 "Once Upon a Matress" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 187 perf
  • 1997 The Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.
  • 1999 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1
  • 2002 The New Jersey Nets defeat the Boston Celtics 96-88 in Game 6 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Championship, winning the series 4 games to 2 to advance to their first NBA Finals appearance.
  • 2002 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3

Film release premierFilm Release

2004 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", the 3rd film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released in UK cinemas.

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • 2005 Mark Felt, former FBI high ranking official revealed as "Deep Throat" source during Watergate investigations in "Vanity Fair" article

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2008 Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7m/s) 9.72 seconds.

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2010 Gaza Flotilla raid: Isreali Shayetet 13 soldiers board ships trying to break blockade of Gaze, during violent confrontation aboard MV Mavi Marmara 9 activists killed and several activists and soldiers injured
  • 2012 Egypt formally ends its 31 year state of emergency
  • 2014 Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube
  • 2015 Harriette Thompson aged 92 and 65 days becomes the oldest woman to complete a marathon (Suja Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego)
  • 2015 5th Critics' Choice Television Awards: Silicon Valley wins Best Comedy Series, The Americans win Best Drama Series