Wednesday, May 31, 2017
History for May 31 - On-This-Day.com:
Walt Whitman 1819 - Poet, essayist, journalist, humanist, Fred Allen 1894, Norman Vincent Peale 1898
Edward Bennett Williams 1920, Clint Eastwood 1930 - Actor ("Pale Rider"),
Joe Namath 1943 - Football player
1854 - The Kansas-Nebraska Act passed by the U.S. Congress.
1859 - In London, Big Ben went into operation.
1884 - Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented "flaked cereal."
1889 - In Johnstown, PA, more than 2,200 people died after the South Fork Dam collapsed.
1900 - U.S. troops arrived in Peking to help put down the Boxer Rebellion.
1913 - The 17th Amendment went into effect. It provided for popular election of U.S. senators.
1947 - Communists seized control of Hungary.
1977 - The trans-Alaska oil pipeline was finished after 3 years of construction.