May 31

This Day in History

1962

Eichmann executed in Israel

Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the Nazi holocaust, is hanged in Israel for his crimes against humanity. During World War II, Adolf Hitler enlisted Eichmann to carry out his "final solution to the … (more...)

1942

Japanese Submarine Attack on Sydney Harbour

On the afternoon of 31 May 1942 three large Japanese submarines, all type “C” long - range cruiser vessels, lay about 13 km off Sydney Harbour in preparation for one of the most audacious strikes ever … (more...)

1057

Lady Godiva Rides Naked Through Coventry

In perhaps the sauciest tax protest in history, Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of Coventry, England on this day in 1057. Known as a woman of considerable beauty and deep generosity, … (more...)