This day in history: May 31 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history: May 31

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All of the events below took place on the same day of the month, May 31.

1889: More than 2,200 people die when a dam fails flooding the city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

1927: Last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15-million vehicles.

1930: Actor, producer and director Clint Eastwood is born in San Francisco, California.

1943: Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Namath is born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

1956: Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly hears the line, "That'll be the day" from the John Wayne film, "The Searchers", and turns it into a hit record.

1977: The 800 mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is completed.

2001: Actress and game show panelist Arlene Francis dies in San Francisco, California at age 93.

2005: It's revealed that Deep Throat, the Washington Post source for Watergate coverage, is Mark Felt, the former Deputy Director of the FBI.

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