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What Happened on May 31st This Day in History

Year Name
2019 A shooting occurs inside a municipal building at Virginia Beach, Virginia, leaving 13 people dead, including the shooter, and four others injured.
2017 A car bomb explodes in a crowded intersection in Kabul near the German embassy during rush hour, killing over 90 and injuring 463.
2016 Syrian civil war: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) launch the Manbij offensive, in order to capture the city of Manbij from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).[15][16][17]
2013 The asteroid 1998 QE2 and its moon make their closest approach to Earth for the next two centuries.
2013 A record breaking 2.6 mile wide tornado strikes near El Reno, Oklahoma, United States, causing eight fatalities (including three storm chasers) and over 150 injuries.
2010 Israeli Shayetet 13 commandos boarded the Gaza Freedom Flotilla while still in international waters trying to break the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip; nine Turkish citizens on the flotilla were killed in the ensuing violent affray.
2008 Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7 m/s) 9.72 seconds
2005 Vanity Fair reveals that Mark Felt was "Deep Throat".
2003 Air France retires its fleet of Concorde aircraft.
1991 Bicesse Accords in Angola lay out a transition to multi-party democracy under the supervision of the United Nations' UNAVEM II peacekeeping mission.
1985 United States–Canada tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
1977 The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is completed.
1973 The United States Senate votes to cut off funding for the bombing of Khmer Rouge targets within Cambodia, hastening the end of the Cambodian Civil War.
1973 Indian Airlines Flight 440 crashes near Indira Gandhi International Airport, killing 48.
1971 In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30.
1970 The 7.9 Mw  Ancash earthquake shakes Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe) and a landslide buries the town of Yungay, Peru. Between 66,794 and 70,000 were killed and 50,000 were injured.
1962 The West Indies Federation dissolves.
1961 The South African Constitution of 1961 becomes effective, thus creating the Republic of South Africa, which remains outside the Commonwealth of Nations until 1 June 1994, when South Africa is returned to Commonwealth membership.
1961 In Moscow City Court, the Rokotov–Faibishenko show trial begins, despite the Khrushchev Thaw to reverse Stalinist elements in Soviet society.
1955 The U.S. Supreme Court expands on its Brown v. Board of Education decision by ordering district courts and school districts to enforce educational desegregation "at all deliberate speed."
1951 The Uniform Code of Military Justice takes effect as the legal system of the United States Armed Forces.
1947 Ferenc Nagy, the democratically elected Prime Minister of Hungary, resigns from office after blackmail from the Hungarian Communist Party accusing him of being part of a plot against the state. This grants the Communists effective control of the Hungarian government.
1942 World War II: Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarines begin a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia.
1941 Anglo-Iraqi War: The United Kingdom completes the re-occupation of Iraq and returns 'Abd al-Ilah to power as regent for Faisal II.
1935 A 7.7 Mw  earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan killing 40,000.
1924 Hope Development School fire kills 24 people, mostly disabled children.
1921 The Tulsa race massacre kills at least 39, but other estimates of black fatalities vary from 55 to about 300.
1916 World War I: Battle of Jutland: The British Grand Fleet engages the High Seas Fleet in the largest naval battle of the war, which proves indecisive.
1911 The RMS Titanic is launched in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1911 The President of Mexico Porfirio Díaz flees the country during the Mexican Revolution.
1910 The South Africa Act comes into force, establishing the Union of South Africa.
1909 The National Negro Committee, forerunner to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), convenes for the first time.
1902 Second Boer War: The Treaty of Vereeniging ends the war and ensures British control of South Africa.
1889 Johnstown Flood: Over 2,200 people die after a dam fails and sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
1884 The arrival at Plymouth of Tāwhiao, King of Maoris, to claim the protection of Queen Victoria.
1879 Gilmore's Garden in New York City is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.
1864 American Civil War: Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor: The Army of Northern Virginia engages the Army of the Potomac.
1862 American Civil War: Peninsula Campaign: Confederate forces under Joseph E. Johnston and G.W. Smith engage Union forces under George B. McClellan outside the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.
1859 The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, which houses Big Ben, starts keeping time.
1813 In Australia, William Lawson, Gregory Blaxland and William Wentworth reach Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains.
1805 French and Spanish forces begin the assault against British forces occupying Diamond Rock, Martinique.
1795 French Revolution: The Revolutionary Tribunal is suppressed.
1790 Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
1790 The United States enacts its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790.
1775 American Revolution: The Mecklenburg Resolves are adopted in the Province of North Carolina.
1669 Citing poor eyesight as a reason, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.
1610 The pageant London's Love to Prince Henry on the River Thames celebrates the creation of Prince Henry as Prince of Wales.
1578 King Henry III lays the first stone of the Pont Neuf (New Bridge), the oldest bridge of Paris, France.
1293 Mongol invasion of Java was a punitive expedition against King Kertanegara of Singhasari, who had refused to pay tribute to the Yuan and maimed one of its ministers. However, it ended with failure for the Mongols. Regarded as establish City of Surabaya[1]
1223 Mongol invasion of the Cumans: Battle of the Kalka River: Mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus' and Cumans.
455 Emperor Petronius Maximus is stoned to death by an angry mob while fleeing Rome.
Famous People Born on May 31

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Year Name
1847 William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie, Canadian-Irish businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of Belfast (d. 1924)
1950 Gregory Harrison, American actor
1894 Fred Allen, American comedian, radio host, game show panelist, and author (d. 1956)
1957 Jim Craig, American ice hockey player
1773 Ludwig Tieck, German poet, author, and critic (d. 1853)
1852 Julius Richard Petri, German microbiologist, invented the Petri dish (d. 1921)
1996 Normani Kordei Hamilton, American singer
1914 Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer and educator (d. 2006)
1885 Robert Richards, Australian politician, 32nd Premier of South Australia (d. 1967)
1946 Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican singer and musician
Famous People Deaths On May 31

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Date Name
1680 Joachim Neander, German theologian and educator (b. 1650)
1985 Gaston Rébuffat, French mountaineer and author (b. 1921)
1945 Odilo Globocnik, Italian-Austrian SS officer (b. 1904)
1987 John Abraham, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1937)
2022 Krishnakumar Kunnath, Indian singer (b. 1968)
1962 Henry F. Ashurst, American lawyer and politician (b. 1874)
1954 Antonis Benakis, Greek art collector and philanthropist, founded the Benaki Museum (b. 1873)
1846 Philip Marheineke, German pastor and philosopher (b. 1780)
1960 Willem Elsschot, Flemish author and poet (b. 1882)
1967 Billy Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (b. 1915)