On This Day in History for May 31 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 144 of 144

  • 1955 Great Britain proclaims emergency crisis due to rail strike
  • 1955 US Supreme Court orders school integration "with all deliberate speed"
  • 1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
  • 1958 US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
  • 1961 Arthur Michael Ramsey appointed the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1961 Chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 JFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1961 Judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Ed of New Rochelle, to integrate
  • 1961 Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaves Commonwealth
  • 1962 The West Indies Federation dissolves.
  • 1964 Charles Schmid kills first Pied Piper victim
  • 1965 Jim Clark becomes 1st foreigner in 49 years to win Indy
  • 1969 "Gitarzan" by Ray Stevens peaks at #8
  • 1970 At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake (50-70,000 die)
  • 1974 Israel & Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights
  • 1974 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1975 Fred Newman makes 12,874 baskets in a one-day exhibition
  • 1976 Loudest PA (76 KW) for Who's Quadrophenia in London
  • 1977 Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani becomes heir apparent to throne of Qatar
  • 1977 Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed
  • 1980 "Love Stinks" by J Geils Band peaks at #38
  • 1980 Police & youthful rebels battle in Zurich
  • 1984 57th National Spelling Bee: Daniel Greenblatt wins spelling luge
  • 1984 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1985 41 tornadoes hit Northeast US, killing 88
  • 1985 Guatemala adopts constitution
  • 1985 Tornadoes in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York State & Canada kill 88 & injured more than 1,000
  • 1985 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
  • 1985 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) became a Schedule I drug in the United States.
  • 1989 "Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)
  • 1989 Speaker of US House of Representatives Jim Wright resigns
  • 1990 63rd National Spelling Bee: Amy Marie Dimak wins spelling fibranne
  • 1990 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Dana Miller-Mackie
  • 1990 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 3rd victim, Joseph Ponce
  • 1991 Sides in Angola sign a treaty ending 16 year civil war
  • 1992 46th Tony Awards: Dancing at Lughnasa & Crazy For You win
  • 1992 5th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,060,000
  • 1993 President Dobrica Ćosić of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia flees
  • 1996 Mark Van Thillo & Abigail Alling, former biospherian win $100,000 lawsuit against Biospheric Development for Space Biospheres Ventures
  • 1997 The Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.
  • 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 Shayetet 13 soldiers tried to stop the flotilla that wanted to break the blockade on Gaza Strip. During the boarding on the MV Mavi Marmara ship, a violent confrontation had started. It caused the death of 9 activists who were on board, and several more injured activists. Moreover, several israeli soldiers were injured.
  • 2012 Egypt formally ends its 31 year state of emergency

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