May 31 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
May 31 History Highlights
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May 31 Birthday Quotes
“I know what the important things are in life. I know that just because I pretend to be someone else for two hours on the silver screen doesn’t make me a better person than the next man. So, I mind all those things. Simple things.”
“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”
“Have faith in your own thoughts.”
“A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative; he refuses to dwell on it. Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions.”
“Either define the moment or the moment will define you.”
“People think that all cameramen do is point the camera at things, but it’s a heck of a lot more complicated than that.”
“Howard the Duck! That’s a really interesting movie. I appreciate my career because I’ve had a lot of very interesting ups and downs, and most people… That movie is such a famous flop. In a land of a lot of flops, it’s kind of awesome to be in a really famous flop. I mean, it’s kind of a poster child for flops.
May 31 Birthdays
|1819 – Walt Whitman, American poet, essayist, and journalist (died in 1892)
1866 – John Ringling, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Ringling Brothers Circus (died in 1936)
1898 – Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and author (died in 1993)
1908 – Don Ameche, American actor (died in 1993)
1930 – Clint Eastwood, American actor and director
1943 – Joe Namath, American football player
1960 – Chris Elliott, American comedic actor
1961 – Lea Thompson, American actress
1965 – Brooke Shields, American model and actress
1976 – Colin Farrell, Irish actor
May 31 History
|1279 BC – Ramesses II became pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. He may have been the pharaoh involved with Moses. He was the subject of Percy Bysshe Shelly’s Ozymandias. “King of Kings am I, Ozymandias. If anyone would know how great I am and where I lie, let him surpass one of my works.”
1578 – The Catacombs of Rome were discovered.
1790 – The United States enacted the Copyright Act of 1790.
1859 – Big Ben, located at the top of London’s 320-foot-high St. Stephen’s Tower, began operating.
1889 – Johnston, Pennsylvania Flood killed over 2,200 people.
1935 (Earthquake) British India (Pakistan)
1970 (Earthquake) Yungay, Peru
1977 – Broadway Show – Beatlemania (Musical) May 31, 1977
1977 – The Sex Pistol’s God Save The Queen was banned from performing on the BBC.
1977 – The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System was completed.
1997 – Singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley drowned while swimming in his pool. He was not 27.
2000 – Survivor premiered on CBS
2005 – W. Mark Felt’s family announced that assistant FBI director Felt, was in fact, ‘Deep Throat’ – the insider who told reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein the details about President Nixon’s Watergate scandal.
2006 – The Hills premiered on MTV
2013 – A record-breaking 2.6-mile wide tornado struck El Reno, Oklahoma, United States, injuring 150 and killing 8 people.
May 31, 2011 (fiction) Thor was banished to Midgard (Earth) and the Stark Expo was attacked by Ivan Vanko, Marvel Cinematic Universe
.2017 – President Donald Trump tweeted the word “covfefe”.
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” #songlyrics
If I won a year’s supply of chapstick, I would win one chapstick.
On an analog clock face, 6:30 is hands down the best time of the day.
Before Google launched Gmail, “G-Mail” was the name of a free email service offered by Garfield’s website.
“I learned the truth at 17.” #songlyrics
Being paid to sleep would be my dream job.
“What do we stand for if we all live in fear?” #songlyrics
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe, about 75%.
In 1953, Rock Hudson was elected Mayor of Universal City.
If you are lonely, dim all lights and put on a horror movie. After a while, it won’t feel like you are alone anymore.
Comedian Phil Hartman designed Poco’s Legend album cover.
I switched my economy from the gold standard to the helium standard. The inflation is terrible.
“I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being.” – The Writer in Stand By Me #moviequotes
A prime number (or a prime) is a natural number greater than 1 that has no positive divisors other than 1 and itself.
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