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This Day in History for May 31

1790 – US copyright law enacted.

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 – NC-4 aircraft commanded by AC Read completes 1st crossing of the Atlantic.

1929 – Atlantic City Convention Center opens.

1937 – 1st quadruplets to finish college (Baylor University)

1942 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Seaview CC: Sam Snead beats Jim Turnesa, 2 & 1 for his first PGA Tour major title.

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

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

1962 – “Tell it To Groucho” last airs on CBS-TV.

1968 – Movie star James Stewart retires from the US Air Force after 27 years of service.

1969 – Stevie Wonder releases the single “My Cherie Amour” which goes on to become a soul classic.

1975 – “Fight the Power” single released by The Isley Brothers (Billboard Song of the Year 1975)

1985 – New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000.

1985 – Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) becomes a Schedule 1 drug in the United States.

2002 – The New Jersey Nets defeat the Boston Celtics 96-88 in Game 6 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Championship, winning the series 4 games to 2 to advance to their first NBA Finals appearance.

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

2019 – Disgruntled employee shoots and kills 12 people at a US municipal building in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

2019 – US President Donald Trump threatens to impose extra 5% tax on Mexican goods if country does not increase its efforts to curb immigration.

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