May

May 31: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on May 31

May 31st is officially No Tobacco Day and Save Your Hearing Day.

Welcome to day 151 of 365! We’re still 214 days away from celebrating the new year, but we’ve gotta look forward to something right?

Everyone who was born on May 31 shares the star sign of Gemini.

Let’s finish the month off with finding out what made this day a special one throughout history. Here we have a bunch of interesting facts and historical events that all happened on this day throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1935, 20th Century Fox was founded? The company was formed after a merger of the Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures.

Keep reading for more facts about May 31st in history!

What Happened On May 31 In History?

2014

The video for Psy’s Gangnam Style hit two billion views on YouTube.

2007

Rihanna released her third studio album titled “Good Girl Gone Bad.”

2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the 3rd film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, was released in UK cinemas.

1935

20th Century Fox was founded after a merger of Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures.

OTD in 1935: 20th Century Fox was founded after a merger of Fox Film Corporation and Twentieth Century Pictures.
1911

The RMS Titanic was launched from Belfast, where it was also constructed.

1870

Congress passed the Enforcement Act.

This act was to counter any attacks on voting rights of African Americans from state officials or racist groups.
1861

The New Orleans Minting facility closed.

Confederate minting operations continued until the bullion ran out. The staff stayed on duty until the 31st. After that, the mint was used for quartering Confederate troops.
1790

The Copyright Act of 1790 became the first federal copyright act to be established in the United States.

1669

English civil servant Samuel Pepys recorded his last diary entry.

OTD in 1669: English civil servant Samuel Pepys recorded his last diary entry.
Due to poor eyesight, Pepys finally had to stop working on his famous diary. The diary covered about a decade of his life and is regarded as Britain's most celebrated diary.
1223

Battle of the Kalka River occurred.

The Mongol armies of Genghis Khan, led by Subutai, defeated the Rus army. The Mongols won by pretending to retreat, which spread out the Rus army. When the Mongols assumed battle formation on Kalka River, the Rus army attacked without waiting for the rest of their spread apart army.
1279 BC

Ramesses II, also known as Ramesses the Great, became the third pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty of Egypt.

Did you know that on this day, May 31st 1935, 20th Century Fox was founded?