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  1. If the history of the universe was condensed into a year, the Milky Way would form on May 15, life on earth would appear on September 21, and the dinosaurs would go extinct on December 30. Modern humans would evolve on December 31 at 11:52 PM and Columbus would discover America at 11:59:58 PM.

  2. The southern United States converted all its railroads from broad gauge (5 feet/1.524 meters) to standard gauge (4 feet 8 1⁄2 inches/​1.435 meters) in 36 hours starting on May 31, 1886

  3. On 31 May, 2008, thousands of Londoners threw a massive party at London Underground stations for a last drink before a ban on alcohol on the Tube came into effect the following day. The party had to be stopped however after several employees were attacked and as a result, 6 stations were closed.

  4. The fastest winds recorded on earth (May 3, 1999 tornado: 301mph) and the largest tornado recorded (May 31, 2013: 2.6 miles wide) crossed the same street.

  5. Trujillo was assassinated on May 31, 1961 when he was ambushed and gunned down outside of Santo Domingo. The assassination was part of a plot within the government.

  6. Female gives birth to 4 to 9 babies (kits or cubs) from April to May, after gestation period of 31 to 32 days. Babies are naked, blind and helpless at birth. Only mother takes care of the babies. Young animals will start independent life 6 weeks after birth. Groundhogs reach sexual maturity at the age of two years and produce one litter per year.

  7. During the Battle of Seven Pines in Virginia on May 31 and June 1, 1862, Longstreet led his troops down the wrong road, causing confusing among the Confederate troops.

  8. Johnston was made a full general in the Confederate Army on May 31, 1861. He was appointed by his friend and former West Point classmate, Jefferson Davis.

  9. Thinking that Richmond could not survive a siege, Johnston counter attacked the Union forces May 31 and June 1 at the Battle of Seven Pines. Like many battles in the Peninsula Campaign, Seven Pines ended in a virtual stalemate.

  10. The battle began when Union Major General Philip Sheridan's cavalry corps captured the crossroads known as Cold Harbor on May 31.

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New Jersey route 31 got its number on May 15, 1967. It was formerly called 69 but too many students from Trenton State College kept stealing the signs.

The largest tornado ever recorded was the El Reno tornado on May 31 in El Reno, OK (2.6 miles or 4.2km wide)