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May 31: This Day That Year

May 31

- 1868 - USA: 1st Memorial Day parade held in Ironton, Ohio.

- 1878 - German battleship SMS Grosser Kurfürst sinks killing 284 people.

- 1879 - Germany: 1st electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition.

- 1907 - USA: NYC Taxis began running for the 1st time.

- 1930 - Birthday: Clint Eastwood (actor) born in San Francisco, California

- 1935 - 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Quetta (now in Pakistan) killing around 50,000 people.

- 1990 - “Seinfeld” starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC in Seinfeld Chronicles.

- 2008 - Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint in 9.72 seconds.

- 2014 - PSY'S "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube.

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