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This Day in History for May 31

This Day In History1634 – The colony of Massachusetts Bay annexes Maine colony.

1790 – US copyright law enacted.

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

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

1893 – Whitcomb Judson, Chicago, patents a hookless fastening (zipper).

1907 – Taxis 1st begin running in NYC.

1919 – NC-4 aircraft commanded by AC Read completes 1st crossing of Atlantic.

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

1942 – 25th PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Seaview CC Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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

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

1965 – Jim Clark becomes 1st foreigner in 49 years to win Indy.

1969 – “Gitarzan” by Ray Stevens peaks at #8.

1977 – “Beatlemania” opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 920 performances.

1985 – Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) became a Schedule I drug in the US.

1989 – Speaker of US House of Representatives Jim Wright resigns.

1990 – Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles.

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

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

2015 – 5th Critics’ Choice Television Awards: Silicon Valley wins Best Comedy Series, The Americans win Best Drama Series.

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