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This Day in History for May 31 – Big Ben Begins Operating and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1859 – Big Ben goes into operation in London (More info)

1879 – New York City’s Gilmore’s Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden (More info)

1889 – Over 2,200 people die after a dam break sends a huge wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pa. (More info)

1977 – The BBC bans the Sex Pistols’ ‘God Save the Queen’ (More info)

2005 – Vanity Fair reveals that Mark Felt was the Watergate informant dubbed “Deep Throat” (More info)

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