31 May

31 May

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 31st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 31st in history!

Global Celebrations

  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • World’s Parrot day.
  • National Macaroon Day
  • National Save Your Hearing Day

Historic Events

1977: The Brooklyn Bridge and skyline of lower Manhattan remain dark as the sun sets during the Blackout of 1977.

The Brooklyn Bridge and skyline of lower Manhattan remain dark as the sun sets during the Blackout of 1977.

1971: Duvno, Yugoslavia in 1971.

Duvno, Yugoslavia in 1971.

1961: South Africa became an independent republic in 1961.

1944: Waves of Consolidated B-24 liberators of the 15th AAF fly over the target area, the Concordia Vega Oil refinery, Ploești, Romania, unmindful of bursting flak, after dropping their bomb loads on the oil cracking plant, on 31 May 1944

Waves of Consolidated B-24 liberators of the 15th AAF fly over the target area, the Concordia Vega Oil refinery, Ploești, Romania, unmindful of bursting flak, after dropping their bomb loads on the oil cracking plant, on 31 May 1944

1938: 30 Japanese bombers bombed the Chinese cities of Canton and Hankow and also shot down 18 Chinese planes in dogfights over the cities in 1938.

1938: Aerial Bombing of Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, 1938

Aerial Bombing of Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, 1938

1859: Big Ben rings for the first time over the Houses of Parliament in 1859.

On 31st May 1859, the famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high Elizabeth Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time.

On 31st May 1859, the famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high Elizabeth Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time.

Famous Birthdays

  • Clint Eastwood was born.
  • John Bonham was born.
  • Normani was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Joseph Haydn died.
  • Jack Dempsey died.
  • Elizabeth Blackwell died.

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