Historical Events for 31st May 2024

1417 – Jacoba of Bavaria becomes countess of Holland/Zealand/Henegouwen
1821 – Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st US Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore, designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe
1868 – Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris
1891 – Work on Trans-Siberian railway begins
1910 – Cape of Good Hope becomes part of Union of South Africa
1930 – British Amateur Championship, Men’s Golf, St. Andrews Links: Bobby Jones scores a 7 and 6 win over Englishman Roger Wethered for the first leg of his Grand Slam
1961 – US President John F. Kennedy visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
1980 – “Love Stinks” by J. Geils Band peaks at #38
1990 – 63rd National Spelling Bee: Amy Marie Dimak wins spelling fibranne
1992 – 46th Tony Awards: “Dancing at Lughnasa” (play) and “Crazy For You” (musical) win

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