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This Day in History for May 31

1790 – US copyright law enacted.

1837 – Astor Hotel opens in NYC, it later becomes the Waldorf-Astoria.

1868 – 1st Memorial Day parade held in Ironton, Ohio.

1879 – Madison Square Garden opens in New York, named after 4th President James Madison.

1884 – Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patents “flaked cereal”

1907 – Taxis 1st begin running in NYC.

1919 – MC-4 aircraft commanded by A.C. Read completes 1st crossing of Atlantic.

1929 – Atlantic City Convention Center opens.

1941 – 1st issue of “Parade” goes on sale.

1943 – “Archie” comic strip 1st broadcast on radio.

1955 – US Supreme Court orders school integration “with all deliberate speed”

1961 – Chuck Berry’s amusement park, Berryland in St. Louis, opens.

1977 – Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed.

1984 – 57th National Spelling Bee: Daniel Greenblatt wins spelling luge.

1985 – Tornado outbreak in United States and Canada sees 41 tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, leaving 90 dead.

1985 – Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) becomes a Schedule I drug in the United States.

1992 – 5th Children’s Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,060,000.

1992 – 46th Tony Awards: “Dancing at Lughnasa”, “Crazy For You” win.

2005 – Mark Felt, former FBI high ranking official revealed as “Deep Throat” source during Watergate investigation in “Vanity Fair” article.

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