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Today In History

Today In History

Here is what happened on Sunday - May 31st...
            It is day 152 of the year 2020, and there are 214 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

            1819,Walt Whitman, poet.
     Today, this person is/would be 201 years old.
            1857,Pope Pius XI (Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti) 259th pope of the Roman Catholic Church [1922-1939]
     Today, this person is/would be 163 years old.
            1894,Fred Allen, Comedian, radio star.
     Today, this person is/would be 126 years old.
            1898,Norman Vincent Peale
     Today, this person is/would be 122 years old.
            1908,Don Ameche, Actor.
     Today, this person is/would be 112 years old.
            1922,Denholm Elliott, Actor.
     Today, this person is/would be 98 years old.
            1930,Clint Eastwood, Dirty Harry.
     Today, this person is/would be 90 years old.
            1933,Shirley Verrett, opera singer.
     Today, this person is/would be 87 years old.
            1938,Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary.
     Today, this person is/would be 82 years old.
            1941,Johnny Paycheck, country singer.
     Today, this person is/would be 79 years old.
            1943,Joe Namath, athlete.
     Today, this person is/would be 77 years old.
            1950,Tom Berenger, Actor.
     Today, this person is/would be 70 years old.
            1950,Gregory Harrison, Actor.
     Today, this person is/would be 70 years old.
            1961,Lea Thompson, Actress.
     Today, this person is/would be 59 years old.
            1965,Brooke Shields, Actress.
     Today, this person is/would be 55 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

            1678,Lady Godiva takes a ride through Coventry.
            1837,New York's Astor Hotel opens ... most elaborate in the U.S.
            1859,Town Ball was created, which became baseball 20 years later.
            1868,First recorded bicycle race, 2 kilometers in Paris.
            1870,Asphalt pavement is patented by E.J. DeSemdt.
            1879,First electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition.
            1880,Leage of American Wheelman is formed in Rhode Island.
            1889,Johnstown Flood occurs, killing 2,300 people.
            1907,Taxis arrive in New York City.
            1929,First reindeer born in the United States (Not the North Pole).
            1941,First issue of Parade magazine is published.
            1976,The Who puts on the loudest concert in recorded history with 76,000 watts at 120 decibels.
      And Don't Forget...

                        Republic Day, celebrated in South Africa.

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