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MAY 31

1841 William Rockefeller (New York-born Industrialist, Financier) New York Financial Leaders Business Leaders
1847 William Pirrie (Irish Shipbuilder of the Titanic) Irish Business Leaders The Titanic
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1850 The Steamer Caroline Completes the Trip from San Francisco to Portland, Oregon, Delivering the Mail in Only 6 Days. San Francisco Portland, Oregon U.S. Postal Service Steamships
1861 U.S. Postal Service Suspends Mail Service to the Confederate States U.S. Postal Service American Civil War Florida Historical Society
The New Orleans Mint Is Closed New Orleans Money American Civil War Louisiana State Museum Louisiana Secretary of  State
1863 The U.S.S. Sunflower Captures the British Blockade Runner Echo Near Florida's Tortugas Florida American Civil War Naval Military History National Park Service Florida Historical Society
1870 Edward Joseph De Smedt of New York City Receives Two Patents for His Invention of Asphalt New York City Scientists and Inventors Inventors and Inventions Transportation Patents and Trademarks History Channel
1892 The Trademark for Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce Is Registered Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce Trademarks and Patents USPTO
1911 The Titanic Is Launched in Belfast, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland The Titanic Ulster Transport and Folk Museum
1942 U.S. Automakers Produce Their Last Civilian Trucks Until the End of World War II Detroit, Michigan Automotives World War II State of Michigan
1959 South African Farm Workers Begin National Potato Boycott South Africa Farming & Agriculture Labor Job Actions South African History
1969 The Last Passenger Train Leaves the Dallas, Texas Union Terminal Dallas, Texas Railroads Texas State Historical Society
1973 U.S. Senate Cuts Off Funds for Bombing Cambodia Cambodia U.S. Senate Economics Vietnam War BBC
1977 The trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline Is Completed After Three Years of Construction Alaska Energy Business trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline New York Times Alaska Historical Society

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