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1935 : Earthquake in India

On 31 May 1935, an earthquake of moment magnitude 7.7 struck the city of Quetta, India (now Pakistan). 40,000 people were killed and the area was severely destroyed.

1962 : Eichmann hanged in Israel

On 31 May 1962, the architect of the Nazi Final Solution against the Jews in Europe was hanged in Tel Aviv for crimes against humanity. Adolf Eichmann was personally responsible for identifying, gathering and transportation of millions of Jews to extermination camps. He had managed to escape at the end of the war but had been found and kidnapped by Mossad agents in Argentina where he had fled.

1970 : Earthquake in Peru

On 31 May 1970, an earthquake of moment magnitude 7.9 striked the coast of Peru Casma. A part of Mount Huascaran collapsed causing huge avalanches of ice, mud and rocks that destroyed the towns of Yungay and Ranrahirca. 66,000 people were killed. It was the largest natural disaster in Peru at that time.

2005 : The name of Deep Throat revealed

On May 31, 2005, the identity of Deep Throat, the informant of the Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein during the Watergate scandal in 1973 is revealed. This is Mark Felt, former FBI assistant director.
The survey of the journalists ended with the resignation of President Nixon.

Novità del giorno : 31 Maggio

World No Tobacco Day
On May 31 is World No Tobacco Day under the auspices of the World Health Organization. It is a day to understand the dangers of smoking during which one does not normally sell tobacco. 5 million people die from smoking each year.

Citazione del giorno : 31 Maggio

Clint Eastwood
There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again.

Compleanni : 31 Maggio

Pierre Vergniaud, Uomo politico francese (1753)
Walt Whitman, Poeta americano (1819)
Henry Sidgwick, Filosofo inglese (1838)
Francisco Moreno, Esploratore argentino (1852)
W. Heath Robinson, Illustratore inglese (1872)
Saint-John Perse, Diplomatico francese, premio Nobel per la letteratura (1887)
Florence Desmond, Attrice inglese (1905)
Don Ameche, Attore americano (1908)
Alida Valli, Attrice italiana (1921)
Denholm Elliott, Attore inglese (1922)
Rainier Grimaldi, Principe di Monaco (1923)
Clint Eastwood, Attore e regista americano (1930)
John Robert Schrieffer, Fisico americano, premio Nobel (1931)
Jim Bolger, Primo Ministro della Nuova Zelanda (1990-1997) (1935)
Terry Waite, Umanitario inglese (1939)
Sharon Gless, Attrice americana (1943)
Rainer Fassbinder, Regista tedesco (1945)
Laurent Gbagbo, 4° Presidente della Costa d'Avorio (1945)
John Bonham, Musicista inglese (Led Zeppelin) (1948)
Tom Berenger, Attore americano (1949)
Lea Thompson, Attrice americana (1961)
Brooke Shields, Attrice americana (1965)
Sandrine Bonnaire, Attrice francese (1967)
John Connolly, Scrittore irlandese (1968)
Archie Panjabi, Attrice inglese (1972)
Colin Farrell, Attore irlandese (1976)
Eric Christian Olsen, Attore americano (1977)

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Joseph Haydn, Compositore austriaco (1809)
Evariste Galois, Matematico francese (1832)
Elizabeth Blackwell, Medico americana (1910)
Adolf Eichmann, Colonnello nazista tedesco, uno degli organizzatori principali della Shoah (1962)
Jacques Monod, Biologo francese, premio Nobel per la Fisiologia e Medicina (1976)
Gaston Rébuffat, Alpinista francese (1985)
James Rainwater, Fisico americano, premio Nobel (1986)
Raymond Davis, Jr., Fisico americano, premio Nobel (2006)
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