Monday, 31 May 2010

May 31 - Summary

May 31st Summary:

May 31 - Events

May 31st Details:
May 31st Events:
1279 BC – Rameses II (The Great) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.
526 – Massive earthquake strikes Antioch, Turkey, killing ~ 250,000.
1223 – Battle of the Kalka River - Mongol invasion of the Cumans, mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus & Cumans.
1578 – Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada - he eventually mine fool's gold, which is used to pave streets in London.
1669 – Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary because of poor eyesight.
1678 – The Lady Godiva procession through Coventry begins.
1759 – Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions.
1775 – The Mecklenburg Resolutions are adopted in the Province of North Carolina (American Revolution).
1790 – The Strait of Juan de Fuca is explored by Alferez Manuel Quimper.
1790 – The Copyright Act of 1790, the first copyright statute, is enacted in the United States.
1813 – Lawson, Blaxland & Wentworth, reach Mount Blaxland, which effectively marks the end of a route across the Blue Mountains in Australia.
1859 – The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament starts keeping time; this also houses Big Ben.
1862 – Battle of Seven Pines (Battle of Fair Oaks) – Confederate forces under Joseph E. Johnston & G. W. Smith engage Union forces under George B. McClellan outside Richmond, Virginia (American Civil War Peninsula Campaign).
1864 – Battle of Cold Harbor – The Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee engages the Army of the Potomac under Ulysses S. Grant & George G. Meade (American Civil War Overland Campaign).
1866 – The Fenian Invasion of Canada.
1884 –Tawhiao, King of Maoris, arrives at Plymouth to claim protection of Queen Victoria.
1889 – Johnstown Flood - dam break sends a wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
1902 – The Treaty of Vereeniging ends the Second Boer War & ensures British control of South Africa.
1910 – Creation of the Union of South Africa.
1911 – Ocean liner R.M.S. Titanic is launched.
1916 – Battle of Jutland – The British Grand Fleet under the command of Sir John Jellicoe & Sir David Beatty engage the Kaiserliche Marine under the command of Reinhard Scheer & Franz von Hipper (World War I).
1921 – Tulsa Race Riot - civil unrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.
1924 – The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Peking government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an "integral part of the Republic of China", whose "sovereignty" therein the Soviet Union promises to respect.
1927 – Last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line.
1941 – Luftwaffe air raid in Dublin, Ireland leads to 38 deaths.
1942 – Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarines begin a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia (World War II).
1943 – Zoot Suit Riots begin
1961 – Republic of South Africa created.
1962 – West Indies Federation dissolves.
1962 – Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.
1970 – Ancash earthquake - a landslide buries the town of Yungay, Peru.
1973 – 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.
1977 – Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is completed.
1981 – Burning of Jaffna library, Sri Lanka.
2010 – Israeli navy boards ships from aid flotilla to Gaza strip.

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May 31 - Deaths

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May 31st Deaths:
1246 – Isabella of Angouleme - queen of John of England (b. 1188)
1349 – Thomas Wake - English politician (b. 1297)
1408 – Ashikaga Yoshimitsu - Japanese shogun (b. 1358)
1410 – King Martin I of Aragon (b. 1356)
1495 – Cecily Neville - mother of Edward IV of England & Richard III of England (b. 1415)
1558 – Philip Hoby - English politician (b. 1505)
1567 – Guido de Bres - Belgian theologian (b. 1522)
1594 – Tintoretto - Italian painter (b. 1518)
1680 – Joachim Neander - German clergyman (b. 1650)
1740 – King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia (b. 1688)
1747 – Andrei Osterman - Russian statesman (b. 1686)
1799 – Pierre Lemonnier - French astronomer (b. 1715)
1809 – Joseph Haydn - Austrian composer (b. 1732)
1809 – Jean Lannes - French marshal (b. 1769)
1831 – Samuel Bentham - British mechanical engineer (b. 1757)
1832 – Évariste Galois - French mathematician (b. 1811)
1837 – Joseph Grimaldi - British clown (b. 1779)
1846 – Philip Marheineke - German clergyman (b. 1780)
1847 – Thomas Chalmers - Scottish pastor (b. 1780)
1848 – Eugénie de Guérin - French writer (b. 1805)
1908 – Louis-Honoré Fréchette - French Canadian poet (b. 1839)
1910 – Elizabeth Blackwell - American physician (b. 1821)
1931 – Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau - French Canadian cardinal, archbishop of Quebec (b. 1866)
1945 – Odilo Globocnik - Austrian nazi (b. 1904)
1957 – Stefanos Sarafis - officer of the Hellenic Army & member of the Greek Resistance (b. 1890)
1957 – Leopold Staff - Polish poet (b. 1878)
1960 – Willem Elsschot - Flemish writer (b. 1882)
1960 – Walther Funk - Nazi leader (b. 1890)
1961 – Walter Little - Canadian politician (b. 1877)
1962 – Henry Fountain Ashurst - American politician (b. 1874)
1962 – Adolf Eichmann - Nazi official by execution (b. 1906)
1967 – Billy Strayhorn - American composer, pianist & arranger (b. 1915)
1970 – Terry Sawchuk - hockey player (b. 1929)
1972 – Walter Freeman - American physician (b. 1895)
1976 – Jacques Monod - French biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)
1977 – William Castle - American film director (b. 1914)
1978 – József Bozsik - Hungarian footballer (b. 1925)
1983 – Jack Dempsey - American boxer (b. 1895)
1985 – Gaston Rébuffat - Legendary French mountaineer (b. 1921)
1986 – Jane Frank (Jane Schenthal Frank) - American artist (b. 1918)
1986 – James Rainwater - American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
1987 – John Abraham (director) - Indian film director (b. 1937)
1993 – Spuds Mackenzie - American advertisement dog
1994 – Herva Nelli - Italian-born soprano (b. 1909)
1996 – Timothy Leary - American professor & LSD advocate (b. 1920)
1997 – James Bennett Griffin - American archaeologist (b. 1905)
1998 – Charles Van Acker - Belgian racing driver (b. 1912)
2000 – Tito Puente - American musician (b. 1923)
2000 – Johnnie Taylor - American singer (b. 1938)
2001 – Arlene Francis - American television personality (d. 1907)
2004 – Robert Quine - American guitarist (b. 1941)
2004 – Étienne Roda-Gil - French songwriter & screenwriter (b. 1941)
2006 – Ryan Bennett - broadcast commentator (b. 1970)
2006 – Miguel Berrocal - sculptor (b. 1933)
2006 – Raymond Davis Jr. - American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
2006 – Lula Mae Hardaway - American songwriter, mother of singer Stevie Wonder (b. 1930)
2009 – Millvina Dean - longest & last living survivor of the RMS Titanic disaster (b. 1912)
2009 – George Tiller - American abortion doctor (b. 1941)
2009 – Danny La Rue - British entertainer (b. 1927)

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May 31 - Births

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May 31st Births:
1443 – Lady Margaret Beaufort - mother of Henry VII of England (d. 1509)
1469 – Manuel I of Portugal (d. 1521)
1535 – Alessandro Allori - Italian painter (d. 1607)
1557 – Feodor I of Russia (d. 1598)
1613 – John George II - Elector of Saxony (d. 1680)
1640 – Michael of Poland (d. 1673)
1656 – Marin Marais - French composer (d. 1728)
1732 – Count Hieronymus von Colloredo - Archbishop of Salzburg (d. 1812)
1753 – Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud - French revolutionary (d. 1793)
1754 – Andrea Appiani - Italian painter (d. 1817)
1773 – Ludwig Tieck - German writer (d. 1853)
1801 – Johann Georg Baiter - Swiss philologist (d. 1887)
1818 – John Albion Andrew - 25th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1867)
1819 – Walt Whitman - American poet (d. 1892)
1835 – Hijikata Toshizō - Japanese military leader (d. 1869)
1838 – Henry Sidgwick - English philosopher (d. 1900)
1852 – Francisco Moreno - Argentine explorer (d. 1919)
1857 – Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)
1860 – Walter Sickert - English painter (d. 1942)
1863 – Francis Younghusband - British explorer (d. 1942)
1872 – Heath Robinson - English cartoonist (d. 1944)
1882 – Sándor Graf Festetics - Hungarian politician (d. 1956)
1883 – Lauri Kristian Relander - 2nd President of Finland (d. 1942)
1885 – Alois Hudal - bishop, helped Nazis escape trial (d. 1963)
1887 – Saint-John Perse - French diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
1892 – Michel Kikoine - Belarusian painter (d. 1968)
1892 – Konstantin Paustovsky - Russian writer (d. 1968)
1892 – Gregor Strasser - German Nazi politician (d. 1934)
1892 – Erich Neumann - German Nazi politician (d. 1948/1951)
1894 – Fred Allen - American comedian (d. 1956)
1898 – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale - American clergyman (d. 1993)
1901 – Alfredo Antonini - American conductor & composer (d. 1983)
1905 – Florence Desmond - English actress & comedian (d. 1993)
1908 – Don Ameche - American actor (d. 1993)
1908 – Nils Poppe - Swedish actor (d. 2000)
1909 – Aurore Gagnon - French Canadian victim of child abuse (d. 1920)
1911 – Maurice Allais - French economist, Nobel Prize laureate
1912 – Alfred Deller - English countertenor (d. 1979)
1914 – Akira Ifukube - Japanese composer (d. 2006)
1916 – Bert Haanstra - Dutch filmmaker (d. 1997)
1921 – Alida Valli - Italian actress (d. 2006)
1921 – Howard Reig - American radio & television announcer (d. 2008)
1922 – Denholm Elliott - English actor (d. 1992)
1923 – Rainier III - Prince of Monaco (d. 2005)
1930 – Clint Eastwood - American film director & actor
1931 – John Robert Schrieffer - American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1931 – Shirley Verrett - American soprano
1932 – Ed Lincoln - Brazilian musician, producer
1932 – Jay Miner - American microchip designer (d. 1994)
1933 – Henry B. Eyring - LDS apostle, son of award-winning chemist Henry Eyring
1935 – Jim Bolger - 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand
1938 – Johnny Paycheck - American singer (d. 2003)
1938 – John Prescott - former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1938 – Peter Yarrow - American folk singer (Peter, Paul & Mary)
1939 – Terry Waite - British humanitarian
1940 – Gilbert Shelton - American underground comics illustrator
1941 – Louis J. Ignarro - American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1943 – Sharon Gless - American actress
1943 – Joe Namath - American football player
1945 – Rainer Werner Fassbinder - German film director (d. 1982)
1945 – Bernard Goldberg‎ - American journalist
1946 – Ted Baehr - American media critic
1946 – Steve Bucknor - West Indian Cricket Umpire
1947 – Junior Campbell - British musician & songwriter (The Marmalade)
1948 – John Bonham - British musician (Led Zeppelin) (d. 1980)
1948 – Duncan Hunter - American politician, 2008 presidential candidate
1949 – Tom Berenger - American actor
1949 – Nancy Shade - American soprano
1950 – Gregory Harrison - American actor
1952 – Karl Bartos - German musician (Kraftwerk, Electronic)
1953 – Pirkka-Pekka Petelius - Finnish actor
1954 – Vicki Sue Robinson - American singer (d. 2000)
1954 – Thomas Mavros - Greek footballer
1955 – Tommy Emmanuel - Australian Guitarist CGP
1956 – Fritz Hilpert - German musician & sound engineer (Kraftwerk)
1957 – Jim Craig - American hockey player
1959 – Andrea de Cesaris - Italian racing driver
1960 – Greg Adams - Canadian ice hockey player
1960 – Chris Elliott - American comedian
1961 – Ray Cote - Canadian ice hockey player
1961 – Lea Thompson - American actress
1961 – Justin Madden - Australian politician & former Australian rules footballer
1962 – Corey Hart - Canadian musician
1962 – Sebastian Koch - German actor
1963 – Hugh Dillon - Canadian musician & actor
1963 – Viktor Orbán - Hungarian politician
1963 – Wesley Willis - American musician (d. 2003)
1964 – Leonard Asper - Canadian businessman
1964 – Scotti Hill - American rock guitarist
1964 – Darryl McDaniels - American musician (Run-D.M.C.)
1965 – Brooke Shields - American actress & supermodel
1966 – Jeremy Hotz - Canadian stand-up comedian
1966 – Nick Scotti - American actor & singer
1967 – Sandrine Bonnaire - French actress
1967 – Phil Keoghan - New Zealand television personality
1967 – Kenny Lofton - American baseball player
1967 – Vampiro - Canadian professional wrestler
1968 – John Connolly - Irish author
1969 – Mindi Abair - American smooth jazz saxophonist
1972 – Frode Estil - Norwegian cross-country skier
1972 – Sarah Murdoch - Australian model
1972 – Karl Geary - Irish actor
1972 – Dave Roberts - American baseball player
1972 – Archie Panjabi - English actress
1973 – Dominique Van Roost - Belgian tennis player
1974 – Chad Campbell - American golfer
1974 – Zsolt Erdei - Hungarian light heavyweight boxer
1974 – Adrian Tomine - American cartoonist
1974 – Sean Kent - American stand-up comedian, actor & writer
1976 – Colin Farrell - Irish actor
1976 – Matt Harpring - American basketball player
1976 – Tonka Tomicic - Chilean model & television presenter
1977 – Eric Christian Olsen - American actor
1977 – Theodoros Baev - Bulgarian-born Greek volleyball player
1977 – Debbie King - English TV presenter
1977 – Scott Klopfenstein - American musician (Reel Big Fish)
1977 – Phil Devey - Canadian baseball player
1977 – Domenico Fioravanti - Italian swimmer
1977 – Greg Leeb - Canadian ice hockey player
1977 – Joachim Olsen - Danish athlete
1977 – Joel Ross - British disc jockey
1977 – June Sarpong - British television presenter
1977 – Moses Sichone - Zambian footballer
1977 – Petr Tenkrát - Czech ice hockey player
1980 – Craig Bolton - Australian rules footballer
1980 – Andy Hurley - American musician (Fall Out Boy)
1981 – Jake Peavy - American baseball player
1982 – Jonathan Tucker - American actor
1983 – David Hernandez - American singer
1983 – Dustin Wells - New Zealand footballer
1983 – Reggie Yates - English television presenter
1984 – Nate Robinson - American basketball player
1984 – Jason Smith - Australian actor
1984 – Milorad Cavic - Serbian swimmer

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