Historical Events for 31st May 2019

1744 – French troops conquer Kortrijk
1910 – Union of South Africa declares its independence from the United Kingdom
1940 – Winston Churchill flies to Paris to meet with French Marshal Philippe P├ętain who announces he is willing to make a separate peace with Germany
1943 – 42 U-boats sunk by the Allies this month
1947 – 79th Belmont: Ruperto Donoso aboard Phalanx wins in 2:29.6
1962 – “Tell It To Groucho” last airs on CBS-TV
1967 – Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:18:24.211 (243.344 km/h)
1972 – 16th European Cup: Ajax beats Internazionale 2-0 at Rotterdam
1989 – 1st presentation of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis awards
2014 – Psy’s “Gangnam Style” becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube

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