Tag Archives: May 31

‘Battle Of Jutland’, Between The Glorious British Grand Fleet & The Germans, In WW I, Started This Day 101-Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jutland


As with the Bismarck, this is stuff that all those that were fortunate enough to receive an education in Britain knows about.

We lost a LOT of people and ships. But, as ever, we PREVAILED in the end. {SMILE}


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by Anura Guruge

U.S. Copyright Act Was Signed Into Law, This Day 227-Years Ago; May 31, 1790 — By George Washington, No Less.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the U.S. ‘copyright.gov’.


227-years ago. Good to know that they were concerned about it that long ago — though, to be fair, the U.S., at this juncture, was trying to catch up with Britain’s Copyright Act, a.k.a. ‘Statute of Anne’, passed 80-years earlier.

I am, as a writer and photographer, a great believer in copyright. So far I have contested and won three copyright cases involving my books. Didn’t make any money but justice was done.


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by Anura Guruge

This Year’s May 30 ‘Memorial Day’ Isn’t Unusual — Used To Be THE Day Until 1971

by Anura Guruge


Memorial Days Past & Future

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Click to ENLARGE. Created by Anura Guruge.


Prior to 1971 ‘Memorial Day‘ (which was originally known as ‘Decoration Day‘) was always celebrated on ‘May 30’ — irrespective of what day of the week it was. The holiday goes back to the end of the Civil War.

In 1968 Congress, with the ‘Uniform Holidays Bill‘ aimed at creating 3-day weekends, mandated that ‘Memorial Day’ would be on the last Monday of May. As such it can fall anywhere from May 25 to May 31. This year will be the 7th time, since 1971, it has fallen on May 30.

May 26, May 28 and May 31 have already had 7 instances. Falls the least often on the earliest possible day, May 25.


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by Anura Guruge

Cute Animated Google Doodle On May 31, 2013 To Commemorate 161 Birthday Of Julius Richard Petri (Of The ‘Dish)

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