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On This Day - May 31st

So, you’ve finally reached the end of the month! But before we head too hastily into June, it’s important to take the time today to consider what this date means and has meant to so many people throughout history! That, and it’s an important date for Harry Potter lovers, parrot fanciers, and dentists! Here’s all the gossip on May 31st…

On this day

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That’s copyright!

Copyright laws have been the bane of many a court dispute over the decades, and in the US, this legislation goes all the way back to May 31st, 1790. It’s on this date that the US courts first enshrined laws pertaining to copyright, meaning individual creators and rights holders could effectively protect their intellectual properties.

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The Titanic left the port.

In 1911, on this very date, the RMS Titanic set off from Belfast. Sadly, the journey would not last long and eventually sank in the Atlantic Ocean, killing hundreds of people. It’s still known as one of the most tragic sea voyages of all time.

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The world met Sirius Black for the first time.

Back in 2004, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” was finally released on the silver screen! The third installation of the Harry Potter series became a huge hit and remains a favorite among fans to this day! The film starred Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman, and a fairly all-star cast. It made huge stars out of the “main three” characters, too.

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Usain Bolt ran like lightning!

In 2008, Usain Bolt broke the world record in the 100m sprint! He ran it in 9.72 seconds! While he’s since left the world of track sprinting behind, he’s still well-known as one of the fastest people ever recorded. That’s quite an achievement!

Tornado Facts

The El Reno tornado caused devastation.

The El Reno tornado in Oklahoma ended up killing three people in 2013 - including Tim Samara, who became the first tornado chaser ever to be killed by a tornado. It’s by far a safe pastime - meaning it’s much safer to watch wild weather from a distance!

Special Days Falling on May 31st

If you don’t have time to go through the history books or would simply rather skip to the celebrations, you will be glad to know that May 31st is rife with things to celebrate! It’s time to talk to parrots, take a trip to Utah, and flash someone a smile.

World Parrot Day

Parrots are some of the most colorful, fascinating, and funniest animals on the planet! Yet, we do not do enough to preserve them and their homes! So, on this World Parrot Day, look into how we humans are affecting parrots and their natural habitat, and see what you can do to help!

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National Utah Day

Utah is one of the most stunning states that this country has to offer, thanks to its incredible landscapes and indigenous history. In fact, today offers a great opportunity or two to really dive deep into what makes this state so great! Why not take a road trip across the plains when you get a chance?

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National Smile Day

A smile can make a person’s day. Smiling is conducive to better mental and physical health, and whether or not you’re confident in your own smile, there’s always plenty of good reasons to cheer up someone’s day. If you want to do more about your dental hygiene, today is a pretty good day to book in with your dentist, too!

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