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This Day in History – 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.

1859 – Philadelphia A’s organize to play “town ball” became baseball 20 years later.

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 began running in NYC.

1912 – US Marines land in Cuba.

1929 – Atlantic City Convention Center opens.

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

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

1958 – Dick Dale invests “surf music” with “Let’s To Tippin”

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

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 1 drug in the United States.

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

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

2015 – Harriette Thompson age 92 years and 65 days, becomes the oldest woman to complete a marathon (Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego)

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