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Friday, May 31, 2013

May 31 - The Day in History

May 31 : General Interest
1859: Big Ben goes into operation in London

The famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high St. Stephen's Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time on this day in 1859... read more

American Revolution
1775 : Mecklenburg Resolutions reject the power of the British in North Carolina

1929 : Ford signs agreement with Soviet Union

Civil War
1862 : Yankees and Rebels clash at Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks)

Cold War
1988 : Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Moscow ends

1964 : A killer who can't keep his mouth shut
2005 : Deep Throat is revealed

1889 : The Johnstown Flood

General Interest
1889 : The Johnstown Flood
1902 : The Boer War ends
1962 : Architect of the Holocaust hanged in Israel
1996 : Netanyahu elected prime minister of Israel

1930 : Clint Eastwood born

1819 : Walt Whitman is born

1977 : The BBC bans the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen"

Old West
1887 : George Goodfellow investigates earthquake

1988 : Three U.S. presidents close chapters on the Cold War

1997 : Ila Borders pitches in minor league game

Vietnam War
1965 : Operation Rolling Thunder continues
1970 : Communist soldiers escape South Vietnamese forces

World War I
1916 : Battle of Jutland

World War II
1941 : Germans conquer Crete


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