May 31: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1859 - The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament, which houses Big Ben, starts keeping time.
- 1879 - Gilmores Garden in New York, New York is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.
- 1909 - The National Negro Committee, forerunner to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, convenes for the first time.
- 1927 - The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
- 1929 - The first talking Mickey Mouse cartoon, "The Karnival Kid", is released.
- Famous Birthdays: Jean-Pierre Christin (French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer, invented the Celsius thermometer), Julius Richard Petri (German microbiologist, invented the Petri dish), Saint-John Perse (French poet, Nobel Prize laureate), Maurice Allais (French economist, Nobel Prize laureate), John Robert Schrieffer (American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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