Saturday, May 31, 2014

History for May 31

History for May 31 -
Birth anniversary of poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892).

In 1990, the comedy about nothing, “Seinfeld,” premiered on NBC.

In 2000, “Survivor” premiered on CBS.

Happy Birthday! Tom Berenger, Clint Eastwood, Joe Namath

1854 - The Kansas-Nebraska Act passed by the U.S. Congress.

1859 - In London, Big Ben went into operation.

1870 - E.J. DeSemdt patented asphalt.

1884 - Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented "flaked cereal."

1902 - The Boer War ended between the Boers of South Africa and Great Britain with the Treaty of Vereeniging.

1913 - The 17th Amendment went into effect. It provided for popular election of U.S. senators.

1915 - A German zeppelin made an air raid on London.

1962 - Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel. Eichmann was a Gestapo official and was executed for his actions in the Nazi Holocaust.

1977 - The trans-Alaska oil pipeline was finished after 3 years of construction. 

1979 - Zimbabwe proclaimed its independence. 

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