MAY 31 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

Today in History for May 31st ~ video presented by the Associated Press

1678 ~ The Godiva procession through Coventry began on the 31st day of May in 1678.

1790 ~ The Copyright Act of 1790 was enacted in United States on the 31st day of May in 1790.

1809 ~ Joseph Haydn the Austrian composer died on the 31st day of May in 1809 (b. 1732).

1813 ~ LawsonBlaxland & Wentworth reached Mount Blaxland, effectively marking the end of a route across the Blue Mountains in Australia on the 31st day of May in 1813.

1838 ~ Henry Sidgwick the English philosopher was born on the 31st day of May in 1838 (d. 1900).

1872 ~ W. Heath Robinson the English cartoonist was born on the 31st day of May in 1872 (d. 1944).

1923 ~ Rainier III, Prince of Monaco was born on the 31st day of May in 1923 (d. 2005).

1927 ~ The last Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles on the 31st day of May in 1927.

1929 ~  The Karnival Kid, the first talking cartoon of Mickey Mouse was released on the 31st day of May in 1929.

1930 ~ Clint Eastwood the American film director and actor was born on the 31st day of May in 1930.

1932Jay Miner the American microchip designer was born on the 31st day of May in 1932 (d. 1994).

1938 ~ Peter Yarrow the American folk singer from Peter, Paul and Mary was born on the 31st day of May in 1938.

1940 ~ Gilbert Shelton the American underground comics illustrator was born on the 31st day of May in 1940.

1955Tommy Emmanuel the Australian Guitarist was born on the 31st day of May in 1955.

1962 ~ Corey Hart the Canadian musician was born on the 31st day of May in 1962.

1965Brooke Shields the American actress and supermodel was born on the 31st day of May in 1965.

1988World No Tobacco Day was first celebrated on the 31st day of May in 1988, when it was passed by the World Health Assembly, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day every year.

 

 

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