Today in history

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today In History is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

31st May 
1911  HMS Titanic is launched in Belfast
1985  Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) becomes a schedule 1 drug in the US
1916  “HMS New Zealand” fights in the battle of Jutland. Over 250 warships took part in the bloodiest battle of WW1.

1859  Big Ben, located atop St. Stephens Tower at The Houses of Parliament rings out for the first time.
1902  The Boer War ends with the signing of the Treaty of Vereeniging