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The El Reno tornado of May 31, 2013 is officially the widest known tornado in the U.S. Rated EF-5.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_El_Reno_tornado

The 1935 Balochistan Earthquake occurred on 31 May 1935 at 3:02 am at Quetta, Balochistan, British India
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1935_Balochistan_earthquake

The 1970 Ancash earthquake was an undersea earthquake that occurred on May 31 of that year.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49387553/1970-ancash-earthquake/



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The burning of the Jaffna library in 1981 was an important event in the Sri Lankan civil war. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_Jaffna_library

On 31 May 2010, OPERA researchers observed the first tau neutrino candidate transformation event 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrino#Mass

The David Dunlap Observatory was officially opened on 31 May 1935
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Dunlap_Observatory



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On 31 May 1967 the Timation-1 satellite was launched
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timation

RS-D1 was a 38 kg experimental spin stabilised satellite that was launched on 31st May 1981
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohini_(satellite)#RS-D1.5B1.5D

The Kristall (Mir space station module) was launched on May 31, 1990 on a Proton rocket
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristall

Foton-M No.2 was launched on the 31st May 2004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foton-M_No.2

Space Shuttle Discovery STS-124 was launched on 31 May 2008 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-124



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Gulyayev, Vladislav Ivanovich (1937-1990) was a Russian engineer cosmonaut
http://www.astronautix.com/astros/gulyayev.htm

Victor Zagainov (May 31, 1953 - October 5, 2002) was a Hot Air Balloon pilot and astronomer from Kazakhstan. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Zagainov

Chien-Shiung Wu (May 31, 1912 - February 16, 1997) was a Chinese-American physicist 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chien-Shiung_Wu

John Robert Schrieffer (born May 31, 1931) is an American physicist
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Robert_Schrieffer

Jean-Pierre Christin (May 31, 1683 - January 19, 1755) was a French physicist,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Pierre_Christin

Clarence Augustus Chant (May 31, 1865 - November 18, 1956) was a Canadian astronomer and physicist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Chant

Svante Elis Strömgren (31 May 1870 - 5 April 1947) was a Swedish-Danish astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elis_Str%C3%B6mgren

Martin Schwarzschild (May 31, 1912 - April 10, 1997) was a German American astronomer. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Schwarzschild



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Rameses II (The Great) became pharaoh of Ancient Egypt in 1279 BC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rameses_II

Lady Godiva: 31 May 1678, the great Fair at Coventry
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t43113686/lady-godiva/



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NGC 5663 was discovered by American astronomer Francis Preserved Leavenworth on the 31st May 1886. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57707377/ngc-5663/

NGC 6111 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis Swift on the 31st May 1887.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57707369/ngc-6111/



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Type IIP supernova 2011dh was discovered on May 31, 2011.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t43175694/possible-supernova-in-messier-51/

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Antares is visible in the sky all night around May 31 of each year, when the star is at opposition to the Sun.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t3027593/antares/

The last Great Conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn took place on May 31, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_conjunction

Asteroid (892) Seeligeria was discovered on May 31, 1918 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t53883535/asteroid-892-seeligeria/

On 31st May 2013 the 2.7km wide asteroid 1998 QE2 passed the Earth.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t53174462/asteroid-285263-1998-qe2/

Meteor of May 31, 1917
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57708035/meteor-of-may-31-1917/

South Omega-Scorpiids meteor shower peak
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49387460/south-omega-scorpiids-meteor-shower/

North Omega-Scorpiids meteor shower peak
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t53877477/north-omega-scorpiids/



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Meteorites

No historic meteorite falls today



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