On This Day in History | Today 31 May

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What Happened On This Day in History


  • 1727: France, Britain, and the Netherlands sign the Paris Treaty.
  • 1759: Banning all theater programs in the US Northeastern Eastern province for Pennsylvania.
  • 1878: The sinking of the German warship SMS Grosser Kurfurst killed 284 people.
  • 1900: British troops led by Lord Robertus capture Johannesburg.
  • 1907: The first taxi service started in New York City, USA.
  • 192: The flag of the Indian National Congress was supported and adopted.
  • 1929: For the first time Mickey Mouse’s speaking cartoon carnival kid was released.
  • 1959: The Buddhist guru Dalai Lama was granted asylum in India after his exile from Tibet.
  • 1966:In protest against the rule of South Vietnam, a Buddhist girl from Vietnam killed herself in a fire in the City of Hue. The picture of a woman surrounded by flames created panic all over the world. The Buddhist community was demanding the registration of the Prime Minister who led the military government.
  • 1977: For the first time, a team of the Indian Army climbed Kangchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain peak.
  • 2008: World’s fastest runner Usain Bolt set the world record by completing 100 meters in 9.72 seconds.
  • 2020: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) nominated cricketer Rohit Sharma for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award 2020.
  • 2020: The central government announced the introduction of the ‘Mudra Shishu Loan’ for small businesses and industries. Under this scheme, about one lakh companies will get the benefit of availing loans with an exciting benefit of 2% in a year.

Borns On This Day in History

  • 1577: Noor Jahan, the wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, was born.
  • 1942: Vinod Mehta, a senior journalist and founding editor of the magazine ‘Outlook’, was born.
  • 1725: One of the heroines of India, barve Martha warrior Ahilyabai Holkar was born.

Deaths On This Day in History

  • 1889: More than 220 0 people died due to server follows in Jonestown, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • 1935: More than 50 thousand people died due to server earthquake in Quetta city of Pakistan.
  • 2009: Famous English and Malayalam writer Kamala Das passes away.

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