May 31 in History – What happened on 31 May in Past

31 May - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on May 31, the day number in a year is 151 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 152. May 31 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

May 31 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
455Emperor Petronius Maximus of the Western Roman Empire was stonedto death by an angry mob after only 78 days upon the throne.
1223Mongol invasions-Mongol forces defeated a combined army ofKiev, Galich, and the Cumans at the Kalchik River in present-dayUkraine.
1279Ramesses II became Pharaoh of Egypt.
1669Citing poor eyesight, English naval administrator and Member of Parliament Samuel Pepys recorded his last entry in his diary, one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period.
1727France, Britain and the Netherlands signed the Paris Treaty.
1727France, Britain and the Netherlands signed the treaty with Paris.
1728The Royal Bank of Scotland issued its first overdraft to Edinburgh merchant William Hogg (£ 1,000).
1740Frederick II came to power in Persia after the death of his father, Frederick William I.
1759All theater programs were banned in the US North Eastern province of Pennsylvania.
1759All theaters in the province of Pennsylvania banned productions.
1774First Postal Service Office opened in India.
1787The first cricket match was held at the original Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
1793Regular troops under François Hanroet demand that Girodin be expelled from the National Convention.
1807The primitive Methodist had grown up in the northern Midlands of England for a full day.
1818Samachar Darpan, the first vernacular newspaper, was published in Bengali language by Carey and Marshman from Serampore. The success of the Bengali monthly Digdarshan encouraged the missionaries of the Baptist Missionary Society to embark on a new venture - the publication of a Bengali newspaper. The initiative was taken by Joshua Marshman and William Ward.
1849The final edition of the Orange Sheet "Journal de la Hay" was published.
1854The civil death procedure was abolished in France. Civil death is the loss of all or almost all civil rights by a person due to a conviction for a felony or due to an act by the government of a country that results in the loss of civil rights. It is usually inflicted on persons convicted of crimes against the state or adults determined by a court to be legally incompetent because of mental disability.
1862American Civil War-Confederate forces under Joseph E. Johnstonand G. W. Smith engaged Union forces under George B. McClellan at theBattle of Seven Pines outside Richmond, Virginia.
1862American Civil War Confederate forces under Joseph E. Johnston and G. W. Smith engaged Union forces under George B. McClellan at the Battle of Seven Pines outside Richmond, Virginia.
1868The first popular bicycle race was held at Paris de Saint-Cloud.
1878The sinking of the German warship SMS Groसरer Karfurst killed 284 people.
1879The first electric railway exhibition began at the Berlin Trades Exhibition.
1891Buddhagaya Mahabodhi Society, an organization to encourage Buddhist studies in India and abroad. The Maha Bodhi Society is a South Asian Buddhist society founded by the Sri Lankan Buddhist leader Anagarika Dharmapala and the British journalist and poet Sir Edwin Arnold.
1907Taxi service was introduced for the first time in New York City, USA.
1911The hull of the ocean liner RMS Titanic was launched. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City, US. The sinking resulted in the loss of more than 1,500 passengers and crew, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.
1916The German Kaiserliche Marine and British Royal Navy clashed inthe Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the First World War.
1921A large-scale race riot began in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US, in whichthe wealthiest African-American community in the United States, theGreenwood District, was destroyed by fire.
1921The flag of the Indian National Congress was adopted.
1924The Soviet Union signed an agreement with the Beijing government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an "integral part of the Republic of China", whose "sovereignty" therein the Soviet Union promises to respect.
1929The first talking Mickey Mouse cartoon, "The Karnival Kid", was released. The Karnival Kid is a 1929 American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was produced in black and white by The Walt Disney Studio and released to theaters by Celebrity Productions. It is the ninth film in the Mickey Mouse film series, and the first in which Mickey speaks.
1935A 7.7 Mw earthquake struck Balochistan in the British Raj, nowpart of Pakistan, killing anywhere between 30,000 and 60,000 people.
1935More than 50 thousand people died due to earthquake in Quetta city of Pakistan.
1941The United Kingdom completed its re-occupation of Iraq, returning 'Abd al-Ilah to power as regent for Faisal II.
1961The Union of South Africa became the Republic of South Africa. It came into being with the unification of four previously separate British colonies: Cape Colony, Natal Colony, Transvaal Colony and Orange River Colony.
1970Indira Gandhi called for international help as the civil war in Bangladesh, or East Pakistan, had turned two million people into refugees. Many of them were suffering from cholera and smallpox. The authorities of West Pakistan refused to care for them, and India couldn't afford to.
1977For the first time, a team of Indian Army climbed Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain peak.
1981An organized mob of police and government-sponsoredparamilitias began burning the public library in Jaffna, Sri Lanka,destroying over 97,000 items in one of the most violent examples ofethnic biblioclasm of the 20th century.
19861986 FIFA World Cup begins in Mexico
1987Daman and Diu to remain as union territories after Goa becomes the 25th state of India. For over 450 years, the coastal exclaves of Daman and Diu on the Arabian Sea coast were part of Portuguese India, along with Goa and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Goa, Daman, and Diu were incorporated into the Republic of India by military conquest.
1994South Africa became the 109th member nation of the Non-Aligned Movement.
1996Benjamin Netanyahu became the Prime Minister of Israel.
1998Nuclear Testing: Pakistan conducted an underground test in the Kharan Desert. It is reported to be a plutonium device with yield of 20kt. Chagai-I is the code name of five simultaneous underground nuclear tests conducted by Pakistan.
1999India rejected UN's offer to send special envoy to defuse indo-pak tensions.The tensions were raised due to Kargil War. The Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict, was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC).
1999Krishna Prasad Bhattarai was sworn in as Prime Minister of Nepal. He was the first Prime Minister of Nepal's first Parliament and the first Prime Minister of Nepal after the restoration of multi-party system.
2005An article in the magazine Vanity Fair revealed that the secretinformant known as 'Deep Throat', who provided information about theWatergate scandal, was former FBI Associate Director Mark Felt.
2008Usain Bolt, the world's fastest runner, completed the world record by completing 100 meters in 9.72 seconds.
2009American physician George Tiller, who was nationally known for being one of the few doctors in the United States to perform late-term abortions, was shot and killed by Scott Roeder, an anti-abortion activist.
2010During an attempt to break the ongoing blockade of the GazaStrip, the Israeli Navy engaged in armed conflict with the crew of theMV Mavi Marmara, resulting in nine civilian deaths.
2013The asteroid 1998 QE2 and its moon make their closest approach to Earth for the next two centuries. 1998 QE2 is a near-Earth asteroid 2.75 kilometers (1.71 mi) in diameter. It was discovered on August 19, 1998, by the Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) program located near Socorro, New Mexico. 1998 QE2 has an observation arc of 14 years and a well-determined orbit.

Famous Birthdays of May 31:

YearName / Profession / Country
1986Robert Gesink / Cyclist / Netherlands
1944Samantha Juste / Singer / United Kingdom
1977Greg Leeb / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1960Chris Elliott / Actor / United States of America
1974Tristram Hunt / Politician / United Kingdom
1921Edna Doré / Actress / United Kingdom
1883Lauri Kristian Relander / Politician / Finland
1858Graham Wallas / Psychologist / United Kingdom
1957Jim Craig / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
1927James Eberle / Admiral / United Kingdom
1977Petr Tenkrát / Ice Hockey Player / Czech Republic
1946Steve Bucknor / Cricketer / Jamaica
1989Bas Dost / Footballer / Netherlands
1909Art Coulter / Ice Hockey Player / United States of America
1965Brooke Shields / Actress / United States of America
1941June Clark / Nurse / United Kingdom
1928Pankaj Roy / Cricketer / India
1948Mike Edwards / Musician / United Kingdom
1819Walt Whitman / Poet / United States of America
1919Robie Macauley / Novelist / United States of America
1935Jim Bolger / Politician / New Zealand
1967Kenny Lofton / Baseball Player / United States of America
1962Corey Hart / Singer / Canada
1983David Hernandez / Singer / United States of America
1933Henry B. Eyring / Educator / United States of America
1977Scott Klopfenstein / Writer / United States of America
1948John Bonham / Writer / United Kingdom
1996Connor Watson / Rugby Player / Australia
1964Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels / Producer / United States of America
1984Milorad Čavić / Swimmer / Serbia

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